For current saltwater recreational fishing regulations, please visit the Maine Dept of Marine Resources (DMR) website at www.maine.gov/recreational or call the DMR at 633-9500.
It is unlawful to angle for, take, or possess anadromous Atlantic salmon from all Maine waters (including all coastal waters), unless otherwise permitted by DMR. If an Atlantic salmon is incidentally hooked it should not be removed from the water, and it should be released immediately.
Atlantic Salmon Parr – Parr have 8 to 11 pigmented bars of “parr marks” along each side of their body, alternating with a single row of red spots along the lateral line.
Eastern Brook Trout – Brook trout can be distinguished from other members of the trout family by the dark, wavy, worm-like line on their back and the white leading edges on their fins and tail.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.