DNR to begin stocking up on trout

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February 22, 1994|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer

Over the next 10 weeks or so, DNR's Freshwater Fisheries Division will stock nearly 330,000 trout in rivers, lakes, streams and ponds across the state. And while most of the stocking will be with rainbow trout from 10 to 17 inches in length, 45,000 brown trout will be placed in areas where longer-term survival is expected.

Most put-and-take areas will have a five-fish creel limit and will require a freshwater fishing license and a trout stamp.

New areas to be stocked include Big Elk Creek in Cecil County, Shad Landing Pond in Worcester County, the North Branch of the Potomac from Jennings Randolph Lake upstream to the lower boundary of Potomac State Forest and the Youghiogheny River from Interstate 68 downstream to Youghiogheny Reservoir Garrett County.

In Frederick County, the put-and-take areas of Owens and Middle creeks have been extended.

Among the areas to be stocked with brown trout and that might hold fish into early summer are Deer Creek in Harford County, Little Gunpowder Falls between Harford and Baltimore counties, the Patapsco River near Sykesville, Great Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, Owens and Friends creeks in Frederick County, Antietam Creek in Washington County, the North Branch of the Potomac near Barnum, W.Va., and the Youghiogheny River near Friendsville in Garrett County.

There also will be seven trout-management areas stocked with adult trout this spring:

* Patuxent River between Howard and Montgomery counties, catch and return, lures and flies only, 3,500.

* Morgan Run, Carroll County, catch and return, lures and flies only, 3,000.

* Deer Creek, Harford County, catch and return, lures and flies only, 2,500.

* Hunting Creek, Frederick County, catch and return, flies only, 1,000.

* Casselman River, Allegany County, delayed harvest, lures and flies seasonally, 4,000.

* Town Creek, Allegany County, delayed harvest, lures and flies, seasonally, 3,000.

* North Branch Potomac River, Garrett County, delayed harvest,

lures and flies, seasonally, 2,000.

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