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Maryland Trout Fishing

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

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Trout fishing in Maryland

MD Trout Fishing Waters

Many of the major reservoirs with healthy populations of trout include Deep Creek Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake, Liberty Reservoir, 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.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Maryland Record Trout

Fly fishing reel for trout fishing

The Potomac River has nice populations of trout and holds the Maryland state records for brook, brown and cutthroat. Savage River Reservoir served up the Maryland state record rainbow trout.

Fishing for trout in Maryland

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

MD State Record: 14 lbs 3 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

MD State Record: 7 lbs 9 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

MD State Record: 6 lbs 2 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

MD State Record: 18 lbs 3 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Additional trout fishing 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 fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Maryland waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Maryland!