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Androscoggin County

none

Aroostook County

  1. Black Ponds, Little (North), T15 R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

  2. Black Ponds, Little (South), T15 R9 WELS. S-5, S-19, S-23. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

  3. Denny Pond, T15R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

  4. Galilee Pond, T15R9WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

  5. Green Pond, Moro Plt. S-5, S-8, Minimum length on trout: 18 inches.

  6. Hudson Pond, Upper, T11 R10 WELS. S-5, S-8, S-21.

  7. Island Pond, T15 R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

  8. North Pond, T14 R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

  9. Pelletier Brook Lake (4th), T16 R9 WELS. S-5, S-16

  10. Prestile Stream. From the confluence of Young Brook in Bridgewater downstream to the Maine/New Brunswick boundary: S-5. Daily limit on salmon: 1 fish; possession limit: 2 fish.

  11. Stink Pond, T15 R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

  12. Tote Road Pond and tributaries and outlet, Moro Plt. S-5, S-18. Children 12 years of age and under may fish under the S-4 special regulation.

  13. Upper Pond, T15 R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

Cumberland County

none

Franklin County

  1. Arnold Pond, Coburn Gore. S-5, S-17.

  2. Beal (Trout) Pond, Madrid. S-5, S-18.

  3. Beattie Pond, Beattie, Lowelltown Twp. S-5, S-16.

  4. Beaver Pond, Seven Ponds Twp. S-5.

  5. Bemis Stream, Rangeley Plt., Twp. D. From red posts on Mooselookmeguntic Lake to north side of railroad bridge at Summit: S-5; tributaries closed.

  6. Blanchard Pond, Alder Stream Twp. S-5.

  7. Blanchard Ponds, Davis Twp, Lang Twp. S-5.

  8. Caribou Bog, so-called, Chain Of Ponds Twp. S-5, S-18.

  9. Caribou Pond, Mt. Abram Twp. S-5.

  10. Carrabassett River, from its source in Carrabassett Valley to point at E. New Portland where Rt. 146 crosses the river. S-5. From its confluence with the West Branch of the Carrabassett to Route 146 in East New Portland,

  11. Crosby Pond, Coburn Gore. S-5, S-17.

  12. Day Mountain Pond, Avon. S-5, S-16.

  13. Dead River, North Branch and tributaries. Fly fishing only. See Indian Territory regulations.

  14. Flatiron Pond, Davis Twp. S-5, S-17.

  15. Grants Pond, Massachusetts Gore. S-5, S-18.

  16. Hathan Bogs, Coburn Gore. S-5.

  17. Hid Pond, Kingfield. S-5, S-17.

  18. Horseshoe Pond, Coburn Gore. S-5.

  19. Huston Brook, T3R2 (Also Somerset County). S-5.

  20. Island Pond, Big, Seven Ponds Twp, T3R5. S-5, S-17.

  21. Island Pond, Little, Seven Ponds Twp, T3R5. S-5.

  22. Jim Pond, Little, Jim Pond Twp, T1R5. S-5, S-16. Open to fishing in October; all fish caught must be released alive at once; fly fishing only.

  23. Johns Pond, T3R3. S-5.

  24. Kamankeag Pond, Davis Twp. S-5.

  25. Kennebago Lake, Big , Davis Twp. S-5, S-17. Tributaries closed except Kennebago River.

  26. Kennebago Lake, Little, Stetsontown Twp, T3R5. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.

  27. Kennebago River, Seven Ponds, etc. From confluence with Cupsuptic Lake to Big Island Pond, including The Logans, so-called: S-5, S-17, S-22; all tributaries closed. From confluence with Cupsuptic Lake to first dam, S-1. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30 all fish must be released alive at once. CLOSURE TO FISHING AFTER SEPT. 15: That section of river known as the spawning beds approx. 200 yards long between red markers.

  28. Kibby Stream and tributaries, Kibby Twp. S-5.

  29. L Pond, Seven Ponds Twp. S-5, S-17.

  30. Long Pond, Seven Ponds Twp. S-5, S-17.

  31. Massachusetts Bog, Massachusetts Gore. S-5, S-18.

  32. McIntire Pond, New Sharon. S-5, S-16.

  33. Mountain Pond, Rangeley Plt. S-5, S-17.

  34. Moxie Pond, Township D. S-5S-5, S-18.

  35. Mud Pond, Coburn Gore. S-5.

  36. Northwest Pond, Massachusetts Gore (T3R6). S-5.

  37. Northwest Pond, Little, Massachusetts Gore (T3R6). S-5, S-18.

  38. Quimby Pond, Rangeley. S-5, S-17. Closed for 20,000 square feet around the Wilbur Spring. Motorboats prohibited.

  39. Rangeley River, Rangeley. S-1. That portion of Rangeley Lake and Rangeley River from two red posts set about 300 feet above the fish screen downstream to the confluence of the Rangeley and Kennebago Rivers: S-5; daily limit: 1 fish. From downstream side of dam on outlet of Rangeley Lake to the confluence of the Rangeley and Kennebago River: Open to fishing in October; fly fishing only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.

  40. Rapid Stream, Kingfield, etc. S-5.

  41. Redington Pond, Redington Twp. S-5, S-17.

  42. Rock Pond, Chain Of Ponds Twp. S-5, S-17.

  43. Ross Pond, Rangeley. S-5.

  44. Round Pond, Rangeley. S-5S-5, S-18. Children 12 years of age and under may fish under the S-4 special regulation.

  45. Round Pond, Township E. S-5, S-18.

  46. Sabbath Day Pond, Township E. S-5, S-18.

  47. Sandy River, from Rt. 145 bridge, Strong, downstream to its confluence with the Kennebec River, Starks, Anson: From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, S-5. All fish caught must be released alive at once. (General law applies for the rest of the season).

  48. Secret Pond, Seven Ponds Twp. S-5, S-18.

  49. Shiloh (Dutton) Pond, Kingfield. S-5.

  50. Snow Mountain Pond, Alder Stream Twp. S-5.

  51. South Bog Stream, Rangeley. S-5. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 8 inches. That portion upstream from the bridge at South Shore Drive to red markers at the headwaters - all fish caught must be released alive at once.

  52. South Boundary Pond, T3R6. S-5.

  53. Spencer Pond, Township D. S-5, S-18.

  54. Tea Pond, Little, Jim Pond Twp. S-5, S-18.

  55. Tim Brook, Eustis. S-5.

  56. Tim Pond and Mud Pond, Tim Pond Twp. S-5, S-18. Tributaries closed to all fishing.

Hancock County

  1. Youngs Pond, Otis. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 14 inches.

 

Kennebec County

none

Knox County

none

Lincoln County

none

Oxford County

  1. Abbie Pond,Abbie Pond, Bowmantown Twp. S-5.

  2. Barker Pond, Bowmantown Twp. S-5.

  3. Beaver Ponds, Magalloway Plt, etc. S-5, S-17.

  4. Black Pond, Lower, Oxbow Twp. S-5.

  5. Black Pond, Upper, Bowmantown Twp. S-5.

  6. Concord Pond, Little, Woodstock. S-5, S-16

  7. Cupsuptic River and tributaries, T4R3. S-1, S-5. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: daily limit: 1 fish. Lower 1-1/2 miles from Cupsuptic Lake to Little Falls: S-17.

  8. Magalloway River, Big, From Bennett's Covered Bridge in Lincoln Plt. to red posts about 1/4 mile upstream: Fishing restricted to persons under 16 years of age. Upstream from red posts about 1/4 mile upstream of Bennett's Covered Bridge: S-5. Total daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish. All trout less than 8 inches and longer than 12 inches must be released alive at once. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30 all fish must be released alive at once. Tributaries to Big Magalloway River above Parmachenee Lake: S-5, S-11; minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches.

  9. Magalloway River, Little and tributaries. Parmachenee, etc. S-5. Daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish in the aggregate. All trout less than 8 inches and longer than 12 inches must be released alive at once. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30 all fish must be released alive at once.

  10. Otter Pond, Parmachenee Twp. S-5, S-17. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30 all fish must be released alive at once.

  11. Overset Pond, Greenwood. Fly casting and flying trolling only with single-hooked flies or tandem-hooked flies.

  12. Pond In The River and Rapid River, Twp. C, Upton, etc. S-5, S-22. All trout must be released alive at once. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30, all salmon must be released alive at once.

  13. Richardson Ponds, East, Adamstown Twp. S-5.

  14. Rump Pond, Parmachenee Twp. S-5, S-19. All trout less than 8 inches and longer than 12 inches must be released alive at once. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30 all fish must be released alive at once.

  15. Surplus Pond, Andover N Surplus. S-5, S-17.

  16. Upper Dam Pool, T4R1. S-1. That area between Mooselookmeguntic Lake dam and a line drawn between the two cribwork piers approximately 800 yards west of said dam: S-1, S-5; Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches; Minimum length limit on salmon: 18 inches. Total daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish. No motorboats allowed from gates of dam, downstream or westerly 150 yards. Open to fishing October 1 - October 31- fly fishing only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.

  17. Wells Pond, Parmachenee Twp. S-5, S-17. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30 all fish must be released alive at once.

Penobscot County

  1. Green Mountain Pond, T6 R6 WELS. S-5, S-8, S-21.

Piscataquis County

  1. Allagash Pond, T9 R15 WELS. S-5, S-17.

  2. Baker Pond, Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5, S-18.

  3. Birch Ridge Ponds (1, 2, 3), TA R11 WELS. S-5, S-17.

  4. Blood (Duck) Pond, T2 R13 WELS. S-5. Motorboats prohibited.

  5. Bluff Pond, TA R13. S-5. All trout must be released alive at once.

  6. Bluffer Pond, T8 R11 WELS. S-5, S-18.

  7. Boardway (Boardman) Pond, Big, TAR11 WELS. S-5, S-16.

  8. Boardway (Boardman) Pond, Little, TA R11 WELS. S-5.

  9. Brown Brook Pond, T9 R9 WELS. S-5.

  10. Celia Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5, S-8; Minimum length limit on trout: 16 inches.

  11. Chairback Ponds, East and West, T7 R9 NWP. S-5, S-16.

  12. Cranberry Pond (Little Notch Pond), Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5.

  13. Currier Ponds, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, T9R10 and 11WELS. S-5, S-8; Minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches.

  14. Daicey Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5, S-16.

  15. Deer Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5.

  16. Draper Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5, S-16.

  17. Fogg Pond, Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5, S-17.

  18. Foss and Knowlton Pond, T2 and 3 R10 WELS. S-5, S-17.

  19. Fowler Pond, Lower, T6R9WELS. S-5; All trout caught must be released alive at once.

  20. Fox Pond, TA R11 WELS. S-5.

  21. Grassy Pond, Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5.

  22. Horseshoe Pond, Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5.

  23. Jackson Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5, Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches.

  24. Jackson Pond (Jordan Pond), T3 R11 WELS. S-5.

  25. Jordan Pond, T3R11 WELS. S-5.

  26. Kidney Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5, S-18.

  27. Knowlton Pond (Foss and Knowlton Pond), T3R10. S-5, S-17.

  28. Lily Pad Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5.

  29. Lost Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5, S-18.

  30. Lost Pond, Bowdoin College Grant West, S-5.

  31. Lyford Pond, Big, Shawtown Twp. S-5.

  32. Lyford Ponds, Little (1st and 2nd), Bowdoin College Grant East and West. S-5, S-18.

  33. McKenna Pond, T3 R11 WELS. S-5.

  34. Mirror (Monkey) Pond, TAR11. S-5. All trout caught must be released alive at once.

  35. Mooseleuk Stream. From Mooseleuk Lake in T10R9WELS downstream to the confluence of the Aroostook River in T8R8 WELS: S-5, S-17; All salmon caught must be released alive at once. From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30, total daily bag limit on trout and togue: 1 fish.

  36. Mountain Brook Pond, Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5, S-18.

  37. Mountain Pond, Beaver Cove, etc. S-5, S-16.

  38. Mountain View Pond and tributaries, TAR11 WELS. S-5. All trout caught must be released alive at once.

  39. Notch Pond, Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5. All trout caught must be released alive at once.

  40. Pearl Ponds (2), Bowdoin College Grant West. S-5.

  41. Pleasant Pond, Little, T10 R11 WELS. S-5, S-8, S-21.

  42. Pleasant Pond, Little and tributaries, TA R11 WELS. S-5, S-19. All trout less than 8 inches and over 10 inches must be released alive at once.

  43. Pleasant River, Brownville. From Brownville Bridge to Rt. #11 bridge: From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30: fly fishing only; Total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.

  44. Polly Pond, T3R11 WELS. S-5, minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches.

  45. Prentiss Pond, T1 R11 WELS. S-5, S-17.

  46. Ragged Pond, T9 R10 WELS. S-5, S-18.

  47. Rocky Pond, Little, TA R11 WELS. S-5, S-17.

  48. Rocky Pond and Little Rocky Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5, S-17.

  49. Rubberneck Pond, TAR11. S-5, S-17.

  50. Slaughter Pond, T3 R11 WELS. S-5; minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches.

  51. Sourdnahunk Lake, T5 R11 WELS. S-5, Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches. Closed to all fishing from 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise the following morning.

  52. Sourdnahunk Lake, Little (Little Nesowadnehunk), T5 R11 WELS. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.

  53. Sourdnahunk Stream, T4R10, etc. S-5. Closed to all fishing from 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise

  54. Spring Pond, T7 R10 WELS. S-5, S-17.

  55. Trout Pond, Little Squaw Twp. S-5, S-17. From Sept. 15 through Sept. 30, daily limit: 1 fish. Motorboats prohibited.

  56. West Branch Ponds, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and tribs., TAR12. S-5.

  57. Windy Pitch Pond, T3 R10 WELS. S-5.

  58. Yoke Ponds and tributaries, TA R11 WELS. S-5, S-19. All trout less than 8 inches over 10 inches must be released alive at once.

Sagadahoc County

none

Somerset County

  1. Baker Pond, Tomhegan Twp, T1R2. S-5. Children 12 years of age and under may fish under the S-4 special regulation.

  2. Baker Pond, T5R6 BKP WKR. S-5, S-17.

  3. Baker Pond tributaries, T4R6, etc. S-5.

  4. Baker Stream, T4R5, etc. S-5.

  5. Barrett Pond, Holeb Twp. S-5, S-16. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

  6. Beans (Bean) Pond, Pleasant Ridge Plt. S-5, S-18.

  7. Berry Pond, Big, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5, S-8; Minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches.

  8. Berry Pond, Little, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.

  9. Blakeslee Lake, T5 R6 BKP WKR. S-5, S-17.

  10. Clish Pond, T5R20 WELS. S-5, S-18.

  11. Coburn Pond, Moose River Plt. S-5.

  12. Cold Stream Pond, Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-17

  13. Daymond Pond, Moose River Plt. S-5, S-17.

  14. Dead Stream Pond, West Forks Plt. S-5, S-17.

  15. Desolation Pond, T8 R16 WELS. S-5, S-17

  16. Dingley Ponds, The Three, T4 R5 NBKP. S-5.

  17. Dixon Pond, Pierce Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.

  18. Durgin Pond, Johnson Mtn. Twp. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited

  19. Ellis Pond, Chase Stream Twp. S-5, S-17.

  20. Enchanted Pond, Little, Upper Enchanted Twp. S-5.

  21. Everett Pond, King and Bartlett Twp. S-5, S-17.

  22. Fernald Pond, Parlin Pond and Johnson Mtn. Twps. S-5, S-17.

  23. Fish Pond, Pierce Pond Twp. S-5.

  24. Fish Pond, Little, Alder Brook Twp. S-5, S-17.

  25. Frypan Pond, Squaretown Twp. S-5, S-18. Motorboats prohibited.

  26. Grace Pond, Upper Enchanted Twp. S-5.

  27. Heald Pond, Caratunk. S-5.

  28. Horseshoe Pond, Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-16.

  29. Horseshoe Pond, Chase Stream Twp. S-5, S-17.

  30. Iron Pond, Hobbstown Twp. S-5.

  31. Ironbound Pond, Alder Brook Twp. S-5, S-16.

  32. Kilgore Pond, Pierce Pond Twp, Bowtown Twp. S-5, S-17.

  33. King Pond, Bowtown Twp. S-5, S-17.

  34. Lang Pond, Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.

  35. Lang Pond, Little, Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.

  36. Lone Jack Pond, Johnson Mtn. Twp. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited

  37. Long (Little Long) Pond, Chase Stream Twp. S-5.

  38. Lost Pond, Pleasant Ridge Plt. S-5.

  39. Lost Pond, Russell Pond Twp. S-5.

  40. Markham Pond, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5. Closes August 15.

  41. Mary Petuche Pond, Prentiss Twp. S-5, S-17.

  42. Mill (Clear) Pond, Pleasant Ridge Plt. S-5, S-17.

  43. Paradise Ponds, Lower and Upper, Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-16.

  44. Pickerel Pond, Pierce Pond Twp. S-5, S-17

  45. Rancourt Pond, Dennistown Plt. S-5, S-17.

  46. Rock Pond, T5 R6 BKP WKR. S-5.

  47. Round Pond, Squaretown Twp. S-5, S-17.

  48. Round Pond, Chase Stream Twp. S-5, S-8; minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches. Motorboats prohibited.

  49. Russell Pond, Russell Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.

  50. Snake Pond, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5, S-17.

  51. Spencer Stream and tributaries, T3R4 BKP WKR, etc. S-5.

  52. Split Rock Pond, Pierce Pond Twp. S-5. S-17.

  53. Spruce Pond, Lexington Twp. S-5, S-18.

  54. Tobey Pond, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5.

  55. Wilson Hill Pond, Little, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5.

  56. Wounded Deer Pond, Prentiss Twp. S-5, S-17.

Waldo County

none

Washington County

  1. Grand Lake Stream, Grand Lake Stream Plt., etc. S-5 from Apr. 1 - Oct. 20, including that portion of the stream adjacent to the hatchery pools. Closed to all fishing within 150 feet of Grand Lake Stream dam. From Apr. 1 - Aug. 15: S-19, S-22; From Aug. 16 - Sept. 30: Total daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish. From Oct. 1-Oct. 20, all fish caught must be released alive at once.

  2. Pineo Pond, Deblois. S-5, S-17. Pineo Pond shall be called a great pond.

York County

none

Special Regulations for Open Water Fishing (S-CODES)

S-1 Closed to the taking of smelts.

S-2 Closed to the taking of smelts, except by hook and line.

S-3 Tributaries closed to the taking of smelts.

S-4 Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited. (The use of dead fish, salmon eggs, worms permitted.)

S-5 Fly fishing only.

S-6 Artificial lures only.

S-7 Boundary waters with New Brunswick.

S-8 Daily bag limit on trout: 1 fish.

S-9 Border waters with New Hampshire.

S-10 Daily bag limit on togue: 1 fish.

S-11 Daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 2 fish in the aggregate

S-12 No size or bag limit on bass and pickerel.

S-13 No size or bag limit on bass.

S-14 No bag limit on pickerel. From July 1 - September 30, artificial lures only; minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches.

S-15 From April 1 to June 20, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish; all bass longer than 12 inches must be released; from June 21 to Sept. 30, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish between 10 and 12 inches except that 1 may exceed 16 inches.

S-16 Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.

S-17 Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish, minimum length limit: 10 inches, only one may exceed 12 inches.

S-18 Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish, minimum length limit: 8 inches.

S-19 Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish

S-20 Daily bag limit on whitefish: 3 fish.

S-21 Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches.

S-22 Daily bag limit on salmon: 1 fish.

S-23 EXTENDED SEASON - Remains open to fishing through October. From October 1 - October 31; artificial lures only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.

S-24 EXTENDED SEASON - Remains open to fishing through November. From October 1 to November 30; all trout, landlocked salmon, togue and bass must be released alive at once.

S-25 Smelts may be taken by use of 3 single-baited hooks spaced a minimum of four inches apart.  

 

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