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All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in area lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Maryland

Trout Waters

Many of the major reservoirs with healthy populations of trout include Deep Creek Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake, Lake Habeeb, Liberty Reservoir, Piney Run Lake, Rocky Gorge Reservoir, Triadelphia Reservoir and Youghiogheny River Lake. The Potomac River also has quality trout fishing. Maryland has a stocking program for ponds, rivers and lakes with trout. Visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Fisheries Service website for details and schedules on trout stocking in Maryland.

Trout Species In The State

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 14.2 lbs

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 6.1 lbs

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 18.2 lbs

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 7.6 lbs

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Maryland State Record Trout

The state record rainbow trout was caught from Savage River Reservoir.

The state record brook trout was taken out of the Potomac River.

The state record brown trout came from the Potomac River.

The state record cutthroat trout came from the Potomac River.

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Additional trout information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation
Trout Unlimited

 

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