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Fishing Rules for Maine Counties

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Southern & Eastern Counties

Counties include: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford south of the Androscoggin River, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Washington, and York.

Lakes and Ponds:

  • From January 1 – December 31: Unless otherwise indicated by special rule, open to all fishing (includes both ice and open water fishing).
  • From January 1 – September 30: Unless otherwise indicated by special rule, general law length and bag limits apply to all fish caught while open water fishing or ice fishing (see page General Law & Limit Information).
  • From October 1 – December 31: Unless otherwise indicated by special rule, S-6 (artificial lures only), and all trout, landlocked salmon, and togue caught while open water fishing or ice fishing must be released alive at once.

Brooks, Streams and Rivers:

  • From April 1 – August 15: Unless otherwise indicated under the appropriate county, open to open water fishing under general law fishing provisions (see General Law & Limit Information).
  • From August 16 – September 30: Fishing in brooks, streams and rivers is restricted to the use of artificial lures or flies only, and the combined total daily bag limit for trout, landlocked salmon, and togue is 1 fish.
  • From October 1 – March 31: Unless otherwise indicated under the appropriate county, brooks, streams and rivers are closed to all fishing. Any water open to open water fishing or ice fishing between October 1 – March 31 will be indicated under the appropriate county.

Unless indicated otherwise under the appropriate county, on lakes and ponds in the Southern and Eastern counties the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

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Northern & Western Counties

Counties include: Aroostook, Franklin, Oxford north of the Androscoggin River, Piscataquis, and Somerset.

Lakes and Ponds:

  • From April 1 – September 30: Unless otherwise indicated under the appropriate county, open to open water fishing under general law fishing provisions (see General Law & Limit Information).
  • From October 1 – March 31: Unless otherwise indicated under the appropriate county, closed to open water fishing. Lakes and ponds with extended open water seasons will be indicated under the appropriate county.
  • All lakes and ponds are closed to ice fishing, unless indicated with an A or B code, which defines the winter fishing season.

Brooks, Streams and Rivers:

  • From April 1 – August 15: Unless otherwise indicated under the appropriate county, open to open water fishing under general law fishing provisions (see General Law & Limit Information).
  • From August 16 – September 30: Fishing in brooks, streams and rivers is restricted to the use of artificial lures or flies only, and the combined total daily bag limit for trout, landlocked salmon, and togue is 1 fish.
  • From October 1 – March 31: Unless otherwise indicated under the appropriate county, brooks, streams and rivers are closed to all fishing. Any water open to open water fishing or ice fishing between October 1 – March 31 will be indicated under the appropriate county.

Waters open to ice fishing are listed with an A or a B code which defines the winter fishing season. All other waters are closed to ice fishing.

 

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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