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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:

  • January 1 – December 31: Unless otherwise indicated by special rule, open to ice and open water fishing under general law fishing provisions (see General Law Information).

Rivers, Streams & Brooks:

  • 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 Information).
  • From August 16 – September 30: Fishing in rivers, streams and brooks 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, rivers, streams and brooks 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 otherwise indicated under the appropriate county, on lakes and ponds in the Southern and Eastern counties the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Androscoggin County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Androscoggin County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Androscoggin River
(See Fish Consumption Advisories on page 55.)

Ice Fishing: CI, except that section of river between Livermore Falls Dam and tidewater is open to ice fishing. S-19.

Open Water Fishing: Open to open water fishing from the Maine-New Hampshire Border to tidewater from January 1 – December 31.

  • From the Maine-New Hampshire border downriver to the bridge crossing in Gilead: Single hook artificial lures only. S-7.
  • From the bridge crossing in Gilead to the Route 232 Bridge, Rumford Point:

From April 1 – September 30: S-6; daily bag limit on trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit on landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, and brown trout: 12 inches. All trout between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once. From October 1 – March 31: S-6; all trout and landlocked salmon must be released alive at once.

  • From the Route 232 Bridge, Rumford Point to Livermore Falls Dam:

From April 1 – September 30: S-19; minimum length limit on landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, and brown trout: 12 inches. From October 1 – March 31: S-6; all trout and landlocked salmon must be released alive at once.

  • From the Livermore Falls Dam to tidewater: S-19, S-33.

Androscoggin River, Little, Woodstock, Greenwood, West Paris, Paris, Oxford, Minot, Poland, Auburn, etc. S-19. S-33. From Route 26 Welchville Dam in Oxford to the confluence with Androscoggin River: Open to fishing from April 1 – October 31, S-19. From August 16 – October 31: River/Stream/Brook General Law terminal gear regulations stated for April 1 – August 15 apply.

Auburn Lake and tributaries, Auburn. CI. No motor vehicles on ice (ATVs and snowmobiles allowed). S-1, S-26. Lake, tributaries and outlet to barrier dam closed to the spearing of all fish. From October 1 – November 30: Lake only open to open water fishing, S-6, S-7. Lake, tributaries, and outlet to barrier dam closed to open water fishing from December 1 – March 31. The Auburn Water District has closed to all water-related activities (including boating and fishing) that portion southerly of a line extending from a marker placed on a point of land on the east shore of the lake approximately 400 feet southerly of the Route 4 boat launch and extending westerly to a marker on a point of land known as Point of Pines on the west shore of the lake. That portion northerly of the above described line is also closed to all water-related activities except that small recreational boats and fishing are allowed.

Bartlett Pond and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam, Livermore. CI. S-1, S-3, S-4, S-10.

Basin Brook, Auburn. S-1, S-19. Closed to the spearing of all fish.

Crystal (Beals) Pond, Turner. S-2, S-3. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Hooper (Little Sabattus) Pond, Greene. Motorboats prohibited.

Lard Pond, Turner. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Little River, Lisbon, Topsham, etc. S-33.

Nezinscot River, Turner. From the Central Maine Power Company transmission line crossing approximately 500 yards below the junction with Martin Stream to the Turner Mill Dam: Open to ice fishing. S-6, S-19.

  • From Turner Mill dam downstream to its confluence with Meadow Brook: Open to open water fishing for all fish from January 1 – December 31, S-6, S-7.
  • From its confluence with Meadow Brook downstream to its confluence with the Androscoggin River: Open to open water fishing for all fish from January 1 – December 31, S-19. General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply year-round.

Pettingill Park Pond, Auburn. Open to fishing May 16 – September 30: S-9. Closed to all fishing October 1 – May 15.

Pleasant Pond, Turner. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Range Pond, Lower, Poland. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Range Pond, Middle, Poland. S-2, S-3, S-26. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

RANGE Pond, UPPER, Poland. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Sabattus Pond, Greene, Wales, Sabattus. S-28.

Taylor Pond, Auburn. S-3.

Thompson Lake (including The Heath), Poland, Oxford, etc. (See Oxford County – Southern and Eastern Counties.)

Worthley Pond, Poland. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Cumberland County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Cumberland County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Adams Pond, Bridgton. CI. S-10, S-13. April 1 – June 20: S-6. From June 21 – September 30: S-4.

Aldens Pond, Gorham. CI. S-9.

Androscoggin River. (See Androscoggin County.)

BARKER POND, Hiram, Sebago. (See Oxford County – Southern and Eastern Counties.)

Beaver Pond, Bridgton. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.

Chaffin Pond, Windham. CI. S-6, S-10, S-13, S-16.

Coffee Pond and tributaries, Casco. CI. S-2, S-3, S-4, S-10, S-13.

Coffin Pond, Brunswick. S-9, S-13.

COLD RAIN POND, Naples. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Collyer Brook, Gray. S-19.

CRESCENT LAKE, Raymond. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Crooked River, Albany to Casco, etc. (Cumberland and Oxford Counties): S-1, S-5, S-22; minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 26 inches. October 1 – October 15: Fishing allowed as described above from Bolster’s Mill Road bridge downstream to Route 11 in Casco. All other fish caught must be released alive at once.

Crystal Lake (Anonymous Pond), Harrison. S-23, except that from October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Crystal Lake (Dry Pond), Gray. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

HANCOCK POND, Denmark, Sebago. (See Oxford County — Southern and Eastern Counties.)

HIGHLAND LAKE, Bridgton. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hinckley Pond, Lower, South Portland. S-9. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Hinckley Pond, Upper, South Portland. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

ISLAND POND, Harrison and Waterford. (See Oxford County — Southern and Eastern Counties.)

Jordan River. (See Sebago Lake listing.)

Lily Pond (CHANDLER MILL POND), New Gloucester. CI. S-4, S-10, S-13. Motorboats prohibited.

LONG LAKE, Bridgton, Harrison, Naples. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Moose Pond, Bridgton (Cumberland County), Denmark, Sweden (Oxford County). S-22. Open to the taking of smelts, except the tributaries Miller Brook and Sucker Brook (Beaver Pond Outlet), and that area within 100 feet of the mouth of either brook: S-1. From January 1 – March 31: S-23. From April 1 – September 30: 14 inch minimum length limit for landlocked salmon. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

North Gorham Pond, Windham, Gorham, Standish. Total daily bag limit on landlocked salmon and trout: 1 fish.

Northwest River. (See Sebago Lake listing.)

Otter Pond #2, Standish. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Otter Pond #4, Standish. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Panther Pond, Raymond. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Parker Pond, Casco. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Peabody Pond, Naples and Sebago. CI. (except that cusk fishing is permitted from sunset to sunrise with 5 lines). S-2, S-3, S-10. Lakin Brook closed to the spearing of suckers.

PETTINGILL POND, Windham. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Pleasant Lake, Casco and Otisfield. S-1, S-3, S-22. The holding of any live baitfish not taken in Pleasant Lake is prohibited. From January 1 through March 31: S-23. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Pleasant River, Windham. From the Route 302 bridge downstream to the River Road bridge: April 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Presumpscot River (excluding North Gorham Pond and Dundee Pond), Standish, Windham, Gorham, Westbrook. Open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31.

  • Danger! Rapidly rising water levels associated with river dam operations could pose a danger to anglers’.
  • From Sebago Lake dam to the confluence with North Gorham Pond: closed to ice fishing. (See regulations for North Gorham Pond.)
  • From Sebago Lake dam to the confluence with North Gorham Pond, including Eel Weir Canal and power station tailrace: S-5; total daily bag limit on landlocked salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
  • From North Gorham Dam downstream to tidewater: S-19. From August 16 – September 30: River/Stream/Brook General Law terminal gear regulations stated for April 1 – August 15 apply

Royal River, Yarmouth. From Elm Street downstream to tidewater: Open to fishing January 1 – December 31. S-19. From August 16 – September 30: River/Stream/Brook General Law terminal gear regulations stated for April 1 – August 15 apply.

Sabbathday Lake, New Gloucester. S-2, S-3. Dipping smelts permitted only in outlet. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Saco River: Danger! Rapidly rising water levels associated with river dam operations could pose a danger to anglers!

  • From the Maine/New Hampshire border in Fryeburg to Cataract Dam in Saco: Open to open water fishing and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-19. From August 16 – September 30: River/Stream/Brook General Law terminal gear regulations stated for April 1 – August 15 apply.
  • From Hiram Dam to Cataract Dam, S-33.

Sand Pond, Baldwin. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Scarborough Wildlife Management Area. Motorboats prohibited on that portion of the area upstream of the abandoned railroad right-of-way from March 1 – September 30.

Sebago Lake, and all direct tributaries including rivers, Naples, etc. S-1, S-22, S-23. No bag limit for togue under 23 inches and no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit on togue greater than 33 inches: 1 fish. All togue between 23 – 33 inches must be released alive at once. All trout (excluding lake trout) and landlocked salmon caught while ice fishing must be released immediately without removal from the water. Closed to all fishing within 100 feet of White’s Bridge.

From October 1 – December 31: S-6. Togue may be harvested as described above.

From October 1 – March 31: All trout (excluding lake trout) and landlocked salmon caught while open water fishing must be released alive at once. Direct tributaries are closed to fishing, except for the lower reach of the Muddy River south of the Lake House Road and the lower reach of the Sticky River northeast of the Route 114 crossing. Closed to open water fishing is the “mouth of the Songo River”, which is the area to the north of a line drawn between Bear Point and Outer Island and then along a line to the north shore.

Closed to ice fishing is that portion of Sebago Lake within 3,000 feet of a red marker on the shore marking a point between the 2 Portland Water District intakes. Motor vehicles are prohibited on posted area within 2 miles of the Portland Water District intake pipe in Standish (does not include ATVs and snowmobiles).

SEBAGO LAKE, LITTLE, Gray, Windham. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Stevens Brook, sometimes called Cemetery Brook, New Gloucester. From Church Rd. downstream to Gloucester Hill Rd.: S-9.

Thompson Lake including the heath, Casco, etc. (See Oxford County – Southern and Eastern Counties.)

TRICKEY POND, Naples. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

WOODS POND, Bridgton. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hancock County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Hancock County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

On all waters in Hancock County except – Alligator Lake, Beech Hill Pond, Branch Lake, Craig Pond, Donnell Pond, Duck Lake, Eagle Lake (Bar Harbor), Echo Lake, Green Lake (Ellsworth), Hancock Pond, Harriman Pond, Hopkins Pond, Jordan Pond, King Pond, Long Pond (MDI), Upper Lead Mtn. Pond and Lower & Middle Lead Mtn. Ponds, Molasses Pond, Phillips Lake, Seal Cove Pond, Spring River Lake, Toddy Pond, Tunk Lake, Walker Pond, West Lake — the maximum length limit on landlocked salmon and brown trout is 25 inches (S-33).

For regulations on waters in Indian Territory (S-30) see page 53.

Abrams Pond, Eastbrook and Franklin. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

Alligator Lake, T34 MD. S-4, S-8, S-18, S-22. All landlocked salmon between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Anderson Pond, T10 SD. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Bagaduce River. That portion of the Bagaduce River and tributaries upstream of the North Brooksville-Sedgwick bridge in Penobscot, Brooksville and Sedgwick, including Walker Pond, Parker Pond and Snow Cove Brook: closed to the taking of alewives.

Baker Brook, T28 MD, T29 MD. S-29.

Beech Hill Pond, Otis. S-1, S-3, S-13. No minimum length limit on togue. Daily bag limit on togue: 2 fish, only 1 of which may exceed 33 inches. All togue between 23 and 33 inches must be released alive at once. From January 1 – February 29: All landlocked salmon must be released alive at once without removal from the water. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Birch Harbor Pond, Winter Harbor. CI. S-10. Motorboats prohibited.

Bogus Meadow Pond, T7 SD. CI, CO. S-4.

Branch Lake, Ellsworth. S-2, S-3, S-18. No bag limit on togue under 23 inches and no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit on togue greater than 33 inches: 1 fish. All togue between 23 and 33 inches must be released alive at once. All brown trout must be released alive at once. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Branch Pond (Upper Middle), Aurora. CI, CO.

Breakneck Ponds, Lower & Upper, Bar Harbor. CI. S-10.

Brewer Lake, Bucksport, Holden, Orrington. (See Penobscot County.)

Bubble Pond, Bar Harbor. S-8. Motorboats Prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Burnt Pond, Otis, Dedham, Clifton. CI, CO. S-4.

Burnt Pond, LITTLE, Otis. S-4.

Burntland Lake, T35 MD. CI. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Burntland Pond, Stonington. S-13.

Chain Lake, Middle, T4 ND. S-30.

Chain Lake, Upper, T4 ND. S-30.

Craig Pond, Orland. S-8. Closed to the taking of togue. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Crystal Pond, T40 MD. CI. S-4, S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish.

Debec Pond, Amherst. CI, CO. S-17.

Donnell Pond, Franklin, T9 SD. S-13, S-22. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Duck Lake, T4 ND. Closed to the taking of togue. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Ducktail Pond, Amherst. CI. S-6, S-21, except that from October 1 – March 31: S-6, S-7.

Dutton Pond, Amherst. CI, CO. S-4, S-21. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Eagle Lake, Bar Harbor. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Echo Lake, Mt. Desert. S-8, S-16. All landlocked salmon between 18 and 22 inches must be released alive at once. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 2 fish, only one may exceed 22 inches. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Fifth Lake Stream, Hughes Brook, and other tributaries, T35 MD, T36 MD, T41 MD, T42 MD. S-6, S-17.

First (Billings) Pond, Blue Hill. S-13, S-16. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Flanders Pond, Sullivan. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Floods Pond, Otis. Closed to all fishing.

Forbes Pond, Gouldsboro. S-17, From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Fox Pond, T10 SD. CI. S-10.

Georges Pond, Franklin. S-15.

Goose Pond, Swans Island. S-4, S-17. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Gould Brook, T28 MD, T34 MD. S-29.

Great Pond, Great Pond. S-15.

Green Lake, Ellsworth, Dedham, etc. S-2, S-3, S-15, S-25. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Green Lake, T35 MD (located north of the Stud Mill Road). From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hadlock Pond, Upper, Mt. Desert. CI. S-6, S-16. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – March 31: S-6, S-7. Tributaries closed to all fishing.

Hadlock Pond, Lower, Mt. Desert. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Half Mile Pond, Aurora. CI, CO. S-4, S-16, S-25. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches.

Half Mile Pond, Amherst. CI, CO. S-4, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Half Moon Pond, Bar Harbor. CI. S-10.

Hamilton Pond, Bar Harbor. S-15.

Hancock Pond, Bucksport. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Harriman Pond, Dedham. CI, CO. S-6, S-21. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

Hatcase Pond, Dedham. CI, CO. S-6, S-21. Fishing and boating prohibited within 2,000 feet of the intake of the Brewer Water District.

Heart’s Pond, Orland. S-8, S-18. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hopkins Pond, Mariaville, Clifton. S-8, S-25. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Humpback Bog, T28 MD. CI, CO. S-4.

Jacob Buck Pond, Bucksport. S-13, S-21. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Jellison Hill Pond, Amherst. S-4, S-8, S-17. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Jones Pond, Gouldsboro. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Jordan Pond, Mt. Desert. S-2, No bag limit on togue under 23 inches and no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit on togue greater than 23 inches: 1 fish. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Killman (Selmore) Pond, T4 ND. S-30.

King Pond and tributaries. Great Pond. CI, CO. S-1, S-6, S-18.

Lake Wood, Bar Harbor. Motorboats prohibited. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, except that from October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Lead Mountain Pond, Upper, T22 MD, T28 MD. S-2, S-3, except that smelts may be taken from the unnamed tributary which originates at Pinnacle Mountain and flows into a cove at the northeast corner of the pond. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Lily Pond, Deer Isle. CI. S-10.

Lily Pond, Gouldsboro. S-13.

Little (Horseshoe) Pond, Franklin. CI. S-5, S-7.

Little Jellison Hill Pond, Amherst. CI, CO. S-6, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Long Pond, Aurora and Great Pond. CI. S-1, S-3, S-6, S-10, S-21.

Long Pond, Mt. Desert and Southwest Harbor. S-13. All landlocked salmon 17 – 20 inches must be released alive at once. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 2 fish; only 1 of which may be greater than 20 inches. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Long Pond, Sullivan. CI, CO. S-6, S-21.

Long Pond, T10 SD. CI. S-6, S-7, S-13.

Long Pond, Little, T10 SD. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Long Pond, little, Seal Harbor. CI, CO. S-4. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches.

Loon Pond, T40 MD. CI. S-4, S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish.

Lurvey Brook, Mt. Desert, etc. Closed to all fishing.

Machias Lake, Fourth, T41 MD. (See Washington County.)

Main Stream, Great Pond. Downstream of the Stud Mill Road Bridge: S-15.

Mitchell Pond, Dedham. CI. S-10.

Molasses Pond, Eastbrook. S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Moulton Pond, Dedham, Bucksport. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Mountainy Pond, Dedham. S-17. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Myrick Pond, T10 SD. S-4. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Narraguagus Lake, T16 MD, T9 SD, T10 SD. CI, CO. S-4, S-16. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Narraguagus River, including Third Lake and Twenty Eight Pond. T34 MD, T35 MD, T28 MD, Beddington. (See Washington County.)

Narraguagus River, West Branch, and tributaries, T22 MD, T16 MD, Beddington. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches. S-19. From the headwaters down to junction with Spring River: S-6.

Nicatous Lake, T40 MD. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Noyes (Norris) Pond, Blue Hill. CI, CO. S-4, S-17.

Orland River, Orland, Bucksport. From the outlet of Alamoosook Lake down to the dam in Orland: Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31. S-19. All other general law limits and tackle provisions apply year round.

Oxhead Pond, Middle, T40 MD. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Oxhead Pond, Upper, T40 MD. CI. S-6, S-16. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Partridge Pond, Amherst. CI. S-6, S-16. From October 1 – March 31: S-6, S-7.

Patten Pond, Lower, including tributaries and outlet, Surry, Ellsworth. S-2, S-3, S-13. All brown trout caught must be released alive at once. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Phillips Lake, Dedham. S-22. All brown trout caught must be released alive at once. No bag limit on togue under 23 inches and no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit on togue greater than 23 inches: 1 fish. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Pickerel Pond, T32 MD. S-11. No motor vehicles allowed on the ice.

Pistol Lake, Lower, T3 ND. S-30.

Pistol Lake, Middle, T4 ND. S-30.

Pistol Lake, Side, T3 ND & T4 ND. S-30.

Pistol Lake, Upper, T4 ND. S-30.

Porter Pond, T3ND. CI, CO. S-4.

Quarry Pond, Sullivan. CI. S-10.

Rainbow Pond, T10 SD. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, except that from October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Rift Pond, Great Pond. CI, CO. S-1, S-3, S-6, S-18.

Ripple Brook, Mount Desert. Closed to all fishing.

Round Pond, Mt. Desert. S-13. Motorboats prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Round Pond and outlet, T10 SD. S-13, S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Salmon Pond, T10 SD. CI. S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish.

Seal Cove Pond, Tremont. Motor boats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Second (Douglas) Pond, Blue Hill. S-13.

Simmons Pond, CI. S-6, S-17, closed to the taking of live baitfish. From October 1 – March 31: S-6, S-7.

Sinclair Brook, T29 MD. S-29.

Snowshoe Pond, Amherst. CI. S-4, S-10.

Spring Brook Pond, Amherst. CI, CO. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Spring Lake, T3 ND. S-2, S-3, S-22. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Spring River and tributaries, T16 MD. S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches.

Spring River Lake, T10 SD. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Springy Pond, Lower, Otis. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Third (Woods) Pond, Blue Hill. S-13.

Tilden Pond, T10 SD. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Titcomb Pond, T32 MD. S-8. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Toddy Pond, Orland, Surry, etc. S-2, S-3, S-26. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Trout Pond, Amherst. CI. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish. From October 1 – March 31: S-6, S-7.

Trout Pond, T40 MD. CI. S-4, S-10. Only 1 trout may exceed 14 inches.

Tunk Lake, Sullivan, T7 SD, T10 SD, S-1, S-3, S-16. No bag limit on togue under 23 inches and no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit on togue greater than 33 inches: 1 fish. All togue between 23 and 33 inches must be released alive at once. All landlocked salmon between 17 and 22 inches must be released alive at once. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 2 fish, only one may exceed 22 inches. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Tunk Pond, Little, Sullivan. S-4, S-8, S-13. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Tunk Stream, T10 SD, Cherryfield, Steuben. S-13.

Unknown Lakes, Lower and Middle, T4 ND. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

Union River, Ellsworth.

  • From Graham Lake dam down to Ellsworth dam: open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31: S-19, General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply year-round.
  • From Ellsworth dam down to the south side of the U.S. Route 1 bridge: from April 1 – September 30, S-5. Closed to all fishing is an area on west side of the river marked by a red line on the spillway of the above named dam and extending diagonally downstream to a red marker on west shore; closed area includes powerhouse and adjacent fishway and trap.

Walkers Pond, Brooksville, Sedgwick. S-2, S-3. Closed to the taking of alewives. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Webb Pond, Eastbrook and Waltham. Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on bass: 18 inches.

West Lake, T3 ND, T40 MD. S-2, S-3, S-13. Except tributaries in the area of the lake known as “The Basin” are open to the taking of smelts. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Witch Hole Pond, Bar Harbor. S-6. Fishing restricted to 1 line. Motorboats prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Young’s Pond, Otis. CI. S-5, S-17, From October 1 – March 31: S-5, S-7.

Kennebec County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Kennebec County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Annabessacook Lake, Monmouth, Winthrop. S-14.

Basin Pond, Fayette. CI. S-6, S-10, S-13, S-16. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Belgrade Stream, Mt. Vernon, Belgrade. From Wings Mills Dam in Mt. Vernon to the downstream side of the Rte. 27 bridge in Belgrade: Open to ice and open water fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-19. General law limits and tackle provisions apply year-round.

Bond Brook, Augusta. S-33.

Carlton Pond, Readfield, Winthrop. Closed to all fishing.

Chamberlain Pond, Belgrade. CI. S-10, S-13.

Cobbosseecontee Lake, West Gardiner, Manchester, etc. S-14.

Cobbosseecontee Stream (including Horseshoe Pond), Manchester, Gardiner, etc. Open to ice and open water fishing January 1 – December 31: S-14, S-19, S-33. General law limits and tackle provisions apply year-round.

Crowell Pond, Chesterville, New Sharon, Vienna (see Franklin County.)

Desert Pond and tributary and outlet to barrier dam, Mt. Vernon. CI. S-4, S-10, S-13.

East Pond, Oakland, Smithfield (also Somerset County). From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Eastern River, Dresden, Pittston, etc. S-33.

Echo Lake (Crotched Pond) and tributaries, including Taylor Pond Outlet, Readfield, Fayette, Mt. Vernon. S-2, S-3, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-22, S-25. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.
Exception: Taylor Pond Outlet from the downstream side of Taylor Pond dam to Echo Lake: From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Egypt Pond and tributaries, Vienna, Chesterville (also Franklin County). CI. S-4, S-10.

Flying Pond, Mt. Vernon, Vienna. S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Gould Pond, Sidney. CI. S-10, S-13.

Johnson Pond, Waterville. Closed to all fishing.

Jug Stream, Monmouth. From the outlet of Annabessacook Lake to the confluence with Cobbosseecontee Lake: Open to ice and open water fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-14, S-19. General law limits and tackle provisions apply year round.

Kennebec River. (See Kennebec River regulations on page 50.)

Kimball Pond, Vienna, New Sharon. CI. S-6, S-10, S-13, S-16.

Long Pond and tributaries, including Ingham Pond Stream to Ingham Pond, Stony Brook Deadwater to Stony Brook, unnamed stream to Lost Pond, and Belgrade Stream to Wings Mills Dam, Belgrade, Rome, Mt. Vernon. From April 1 – September 30: S-2, S-3, S-19. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 12 inches. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7. From January 1 – March 31: All landlocked salmon, trout, and bass must be released immediately without removal from the water.

Long Pond, Windsor. (See Lincoln County.)

Maranacook Lake, Winthrop, Readfield. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Messalonskee Stream, Oakland, Waterville.

  • From the outlet of Messalonskee Lake to the Union Gas Dam: Open to ice and open water fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-19, General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply year-round.
  • From the Union Gas Dam to the confluence with the Kennebec River: Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31. S-33. Single hooked artificial lures only. Total daily bag limit on landlocked salmon and trout: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon, rainbow and brown trout: 16 inches.

Minnehonk Lake, Mt. Vernon. S-3, S-16. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Narrows Pond, Upper and Lower, Winthrop. No ice fishing within 500 feet of the intake pipe on Upper Narrows. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, Vienna, Chesterville, Fayette. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – September 30: S-2, S-3, S-22. Open to ice fishing and open water fishing during the month of January only: S-2, S-3, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-22. Closed to all fishing from October 1 – December 31, and from February 1 – March 31.

Pleasant (Mud) Pond, Litchfield, etc. S-14.

Pocasset (Mill) Stream, Wayne. From the bridge on State Route 133 to its confluence with Androscoggin Lake: Open to ice and open water fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-19, General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply year-round.

Sebasticook River, from the Great Moose Pond Dam, Hartland, to the confluence with the Kennebec River, Winslow. Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-33.

  • From the Great Moose Pond Dam, Hartland, to the Benton Falls Dam in Benton: A. S-19, S-33. From August 16 to November 30: S-6, S-33.
  • From the Benton Falls Dam, Benton to the confluence with the Kennebec River: Single hooked artificial lures only. S-33. Total daily bag limit on landlocked salmon and trout: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon, rainbow and brown trout: 16 inches. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 12 inches. Anglers under 16 years of age may fish under S-4 terminal gear restrictions from 150 feet downstream of the Benton Falls Dam fishway to the confluence of Pattee Brook in Winslow.

Sheepscot River, West Branch, China, Palermo, etc. From Branch Pond outlet to the confluence with the main stem: S-13, S-19, S-33.

Silver Lake (Figure-8 Pond), Manchester, Sidney. CI. S-10, S-13.

Spectacle Pond, Augusta, Vassalboro. S-6, S-16. Daily bag limit on brown trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit on brown trout: 18 inches. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Taylor Pond Outlet, Mount Vernon. S-2, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-22, S-25.
Exception: From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7 is in effect on Taylor Pond Outlet from the downstream side of Taylor Pond dam to Echo Lake.

Tilton Pond, Fayette. S-3.

Togus Stream, Pittston, Chelsea, etc. S-33.

Tyler Pond, Manchester. CI. S-1, S-6, S-10, S-16. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Watson Pond, Rome. Motorboats prohibited.

Wellman Pond, Belgrade, Sidney. CI. S-10, S-13.

Wilson Stream, Monmouth. S-19.

Knox County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Knox County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Alford Lake, Hope. S-2, S-3, S-13, S-17. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Chickawaukie Pond, Rockport, Rockland. S-3.

Forest Lake, Friendship. CI. S-10.

Goose River, Rockport. S-19, General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply from April 1 – September 30.

Iron Pond, Washington. CI. S-10.

Megunticook Lake, Hope, etc. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Megunticook River, Camden. Open to open water fishing and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31: S-19, General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply year-round.

Mirror Lake, Rockport. Closed to all fishing year round.

ROCKY POND, Rockport. October 1 – May 31: S-9.

Round Pond, Vinalhaven. Closed to all fishing year round.

Salt Pond, Friendship, Cushing. CI. S-10.

St. George River, from St. George Lake in Liberty, downstream to the head of tide in Warren. Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31. Total daily bag limit on landlocked salmon, trout, and togue: 1 fish.

Washington Pond, Washington. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Lincoln County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Lincoln County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Adams Pond, Boothbay Harbor. CI. S-10.

Biscay Pond, Bristol. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7

Boyd Pond, Bristol. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

Eastern River. (See Kennebec County.)

James Pond, Somerville. S-33.

Knickerbocker Pond, Boothbay. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Lily Pond, Edgecomb. Motorboats prohibited.

Little Pond, Damariscotta. CI. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Motorboats prohibited. From April 1 – September 30: S-6, S-13, S-18. From October 1 – October 31: S-6, S-7, S-13. Closed to all fishing from November 1 – March 31.

Long Pond, Somerville, Jefferson. S-33.

Medomak River, Waldoboro. From the outlet of Medomak Pond to the head of tide: Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-19, S-33, General Law terminal gear provisions apply year-round.

Pemaquid River, Bristol. Open January 1 to December 31. S-19. General Law limits and tackle provisions apply year-round.

Peters (Gross) Pond, Waldoboro. CI. S-10.

Pinkham Pond, Alna. CI. S-13. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.

Quarry Pond, Waldoboro. S-9.

Ross Pond, Bristol. CI. S-10.

Sawyers Pond, Southport. CI. S-10.

Sheepscot River. (See Waldo County.)

Sheepscot River, West Branch. (See Kennebec County.)

THOMPSON ICE Pond, South Bristol. From October 1 – May 31: S-11.

Upper Pond, Bristol. CI. S-10, S-13.

Webber Pond, Bremen. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

West Harbor Pond, Boothbay Harbor. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Wiley Pond, Boothbay. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.  Motorboats prohibited. Closed to all fishing during the months of January and March. February: open to ice fishing S-4, S-9. From April 1 – December 31: S-6.

Oxford County

Oxford County north of the Androscoggin River can be found on page 39.

Border water rules between Maine and New Hampshire can be found on page 52. These waters are listed as S-32.

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Oxford County south of the Androscoggin River the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Abbott Pond, Sumner. CI. S-4, S-10, S-20. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Anasagunticook (Canton) Lake, Canton and Hartford. Lake and tributaries open to the taking of smelts, except for Sparrow Brook which is closed. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Androscoggin River. See Fish Consumption Advisory. (See Androscoggin County.)

Androscoggin River, Little. See Androscoggin County.

Back (5 Kezars) Pond, Lovell and Stoneham. S-13. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

BARKER POND, Hiram, Sebago. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Bear Pond, Waterford. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Bear and Little Bear Ponds, Hartford. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Bickford Pond, Porter. S-1. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Billy Brook, Brownfield. From confluence with Shepherd’s River upstream to Main Street: S-9.

Boston Pond, Denmark. Motorboats prohibited.

Bradley Pond, Lovell. Motorboats prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Broken Bridge Pond, Albany Twp. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. CI. S-4, S-10, S-17.

Brownfield Bog, so-called, on the east side of the Saco River, Brownfield and Fryeburg. From January 1 – December 31 open to all fishing under lakes and ponds general law provisions for Oxford County South of the Androscoggin River.

Bryant Pond (Lake Christopher), Woodstock and Greenwood. S-13. Pond and tributaries open to the taking of smelts with exception of Bowker Brook and Stone Cottage Brook and the area within 200 feet of the mouth of Stone Cottage Brook. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Burnt Meadow Pond, Brownfield. S-3, except Durgin Brook below red markers, S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Chapman Pond, Porter. CI. S-6, S-10.

Clay Pond and outlet to barrier dam, Fryeburg. CI. S-6, S-10. Motorboats prohibited.

Clemmons Pond, Big, Hiram. S-13. Pond and tributaries open to the taking of smelts with the exception of Little Clemons Pond outlet and the area within 100 feet of the mouth of this tributary. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Clemmons Pond, Little, Hiram. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Colcord Pond, Porter. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Concord Pond, Little, Woodstock. CI, CO. S-5, S-16. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Crocker Pond, Albany Twp. CI. S-4, S-10. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Crooked River. (See Cumberland County.)

Cushman Pond, Lovell. CI. S-4, S-10. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Motorboats Prohibited.

Cushman Pond and tributaries, Sumner. CI. S-4, S-10.

Farrington Pond, Lovell. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

FOREST POND, Canton. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Granger Pond, Denmark. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

Hall Pond, Paris. S-13. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7. Motor Vehicles prohibited on ice (does not include ATV & Snowmobile).

HANCOCK POND, Denmark, Sebago. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Heald Pond, Lovell. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

Horseshoe Pond, Denmark. Motorboats prohibited.

Horseshoe Pond, Lovell, Stoneham. S-3. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hutchinson Pond, Albany Twp. S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Indian Pond, Greenwood. CI. S-2, S-3, S-4, S-10, S-13.

Ingalls Bog (headwaters of Willette Brook), Denmark. From January 1 – December 31 open to all fishing under provisions for lakes and ponds in Oxford County South of the Androscoggin River.

Island Pond, Harrison and Waterford. S-13.

Jewett (5 Kezars) Pond, Waterford, Stoneham. S-13. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Keewaydin Lake, Stoneham. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Keoka Lake, Waterford. S-2, S-3, S-22, except that from October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Keys Pond, Sweden. CI. S-2, S-3, S-10, S-13, S-16.

Kezar Lake, Lovell and Stoneham. S-2, S-3, S-22, S-23, S-27, except that from October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Kimball Pond, Lower, Fryeburg. S-32. Smelt dipping is allowed between sunset and 12:00 midnight with nets not greater than 18 inches in diameter.

Lake Christopher. (See Bryant Pond.)

Little Pond (Little Moose Pond), Denmark. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

Long Pond and tributaries, Denmark. CI. Opens to open water fishing May 15: S-2, S-3, S-6, S-17. Closed to fishing from a point at the mouth of brook at head end of pond to point 150 feet down the pond; points to be plainly marked. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7. Closed to open water fishing from December 1 – May 14.

LOVEWELL POND, Fryeburg. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Middle (5 Kezars) Pond, Lovell, Waterford. S-13. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Moose Pond, Denmark and Sweden. (See Cumberland County.)

MOOSE POND (LITTLE MOOSE), Waterford. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Mosquito Pond, Albany Twp. CI. S-5, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. From October 1 – March 31: S-5, S-7.

Mount Zircon Reservoir, Rumford. Closed to all fishing.

Mud Ponds (5 Kezars), Big and Little, Waterford and Stoneham. S-13. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

North Pond, Sumner. S-13, S-16. Motorboats with more than 10 horsepower prohibited on rest of pond. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited within 300 yards of North Pond Dam.

Ossipee River, Porter, Hiram, (Oxford County); Parsonsfield, Cornish (York County): S-13, S-33.

  • From Kezar Fall’s Dam (Porter/Parsonsfield) to Warren’s Bridge (Cornish): S-6, S-19.
  • That portion of the Ossipee River between the red markers located approx. 100 yards upstream and 100 yards downstream from the confluence of Wedgewood (Pendexter) Brook: Closed to all fishing. [See listing for Wedgewood (Pendexter) Brook in York County.]

Overset Pond, Greenwood. CI. S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Fly casting and fly trolling only with single hooked flies or tandem-hooked flies. From October 1 – November 30: Fly casting and fly trolling only with single hooked flies or tandem-hooked flies, S-7. Closed to all fishing from December 1 – March 31.

Pennesseewasee (Norway) Lake Outlet, Norway. From the upstream side of the Main Street (Route 117) bridge downstream to the dam at Route 26: S-9 applies only from April 1 – June 15.

PENNESSEEWASEE LAKE (NORWAY LAKE), Norway. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Pennesseewassee Lake, Little (Hobbs), Norway. S-13. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Perleys Pond, Denmark. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

Pleasant Lake, Casco and Otisfield. (See Cumberland County.)

Quint’s Bog, so-called, on the west side of the Saco River, Brownfield and Fryeburg. From January 1 – December 31: open to open water and ice fishing under lakes and ponds general law provisions for Oxford County South of the Androscoggin River.

Round Pond and tributaries, Albany Twp. CI. S-4, S-10. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Saco River. (See Cumberland County.)

SAND POND (WALDEN POND), Denmark. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Shagg Pond, Woodstock. CI. S-4, S-10.

Songo Pond, Albany Twp., Bethel. S-3. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

South Pond, Greenwood. S-3. Areas in the lake within 100 feet of the mouth of any tributary are closed to the taking of smelts. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Sparrow Brook, Hartford. S-1.

Speck Pond (Big), Norway, Waterford. CI. S-6, S-10, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Stanley Pond, Hiram and Porter. S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

STEARNS POND, Sweden. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Thompson Lake (including the Heath), Poland, Oxford, etc. S-2, S-3, S-22, S-23, S-26. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Ice Fishing: Closed to the taking of landlocked salmon; all landlocked salmon must be released immediately without removal from the water.

Open Water Fishing: From January 1 – March 31: Closed to the taking of landlocked salmon; all landlocked salmon must be released immediately without removal from the water. Motorboats prohibited in The Heath, the southernmost part of Thompson Lake separated from the main lake by a causeway.

Trafton Pond, Hiram and Porter. S-13.

TROUT POND, Mason Twp. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Trout Pond, Stoneham. CI. S-6, S-16. Open to open water fishing from ice-out through September 30.

Twitchell Pond, Greenwood. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

VIRGINIA LAKE, Stoneham. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Washburn Pond, Sumner, Woodstock. CI. S-4, S-10.

Wild River, Batchelder’s Grant, Gilead. S-19.

Worthley Pond, Peru. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Penobscot County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Penobscot County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

For regulations on waters in Indian Territory (S-30) see page 53.

Ambajejus Lake. (See Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes.)

Aroostook River. (See Aroostook County.)

Atwood Pond, T5 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Baxter State Park. Closed to the taking and use of live baitfish in all park waters. See individual waters further for specific regulations. If a specific water is listed the more restrictive rule applies. The use of motor boats or outboard motors in the Park is prohibited except on Matagamon and Katahdin Lakes. (Also see regulations under Piscataquis County.)

Billfish Pond, T6 R8 WELS (See Piscataquis County.)

Birch and East Branch Birch Streams, Argyle Twp. S-30.

Blackman Stream. (See special regulations listed under Penobscot River.)

Bowlin Pond, T5 R8 WELS. CI. S-10.

Bowlin Pond, Little, T5 R7 WELS. CI. S-10.

Branch Lake, East, T3 R9 NWP. S-30.

Branns Mill Pond, Garland. (See Piscataquis County.)

Brewer Lake, Bucksport, Holden, Orrington. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Burnt Pond, Clifton. (See Hancock County.)

Cedar Lake, T3 R9 NWP. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Cold Stream, Enfield. S-19, S-33. From the highway bridge on State Route 188 in Enfield downstream to the red markers by the old hatchery fishway: S-11. From August 16 – September 30: River/Stream/Brook General Law terminal gear regulations stated for April 1 – August 15 apply.

Cold Stream Pond, Enfield, Lowell, Lincoln. S-2, S-3, S-13, S-22. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7. The holding of any live baitfish not taken in Cold Stream Pond is prohibited.

Cold Stream Ponds, Upper, Lincoln. S-13, S-22, S-25.  (Upper portion known locally as “The Little Narrows”: S-3.) From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Cut Lake, T7 R6 WELS. S-4. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Davis (Wapiti) Pond, T5 R7 WELS. CI. S-10.

Deasey Pond, T3 R7 WELS. CI. S-10.

Dolby Pond, TA R7 WELS. The pipeline is the demarcation between Dolby Pond and West Branch of the Penobscot River.

Dwinal Pond, Winn, Lee. S-33. General law stream regulations apply.

Eaton Brook. (See special regulations listed under Penobscot River.)

Edwards Family Kids Fishing Pond, Lincoln. S-9. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Endless Lake, T3 R9 NWP. Only 1 trout may exceed 14 inches. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Felts Brook. (See special regulations listed under Penobscot River.)

Fitts Pond, Clifton. S-8, S-18. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Gardner Pond, T5 R7 WELS. CI. S-10.

Giles Pond, Patten. S-9.

Grand Lake, West. (See Washington County.)

Great Works Stream, Bradley. S-33. Open per Class A from Penobscot River to Big Rock in Bradley. (See special regulations listed under Penobscot River.)

Green Pond, T7 R8 WELS. CI. S-10.

Green Mountain Pond, T6 R6 WELS. CI. S-5, S-17. Remains open from October 1 – November 30, S-5, S-7.

Hatcase Pond, Eddington, Dedham. (See Hancock County.)

Hathorn Pond, T4 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Hathorn Pond, Little, T4 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Hay Lake, T6 R8 WELS. Daily bag and possession limit on smelts: 1 quart. Closed to the taking of smelts from midnight to noon each day. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hay Pond, T6 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Hemlock Stream, Argyle Township. S-30, S-33.

Hobart Pond, T6 R7 WELS. CI. S-10.

Hopkins Pond, Clifton, Mariaville. (See Hancock County.)

Ireland Pond, T7 R8 WELS. CI. S-6, S-10. Only 1 trout may exceed 14 inches. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Jerry Pond and outlet to barrier dam, Millinocket. S-9. Motorboats prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Jerry Pond, T5 R7 WELS. CI, CO. S-4, S-17.

Johnny Ayers Brook, T2 R9 NWP. S-30.

Johnny Mack Brook, Orono. S-9, S-33. General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply from April 1 – September 30.

Jo-Mary Lakes, Lower & Upper, T4 Indian Purchase, etc. (See Piscataquis County.)

Jo-Mary Lake, Middle, (including Turkeytail Lake), T4 Indian Purchase, TA R10 WELS. S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Jones Pond, T7&8 R8 WELS. S-4. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Junior Lake, T5 R1 NBPP. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Katahdin Lake, T3 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Kenduskeag Stream. From Garland Pond Dam downstream to the head of tide (Harlow Street Bridge in Bangor): S-13. All brown trout and salmon must be released alive at once.

  • From the southernmost Route 15 crossing downstream to the Harlow Street Bridge: April 1 – June 30: S-13, S-19. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 8 inches. July 1 – September 15: Closed to all fishing. September 16 – October 15: S-6, S-13, S-19, S-33. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 8 inches.
  • From the Harlow Street Bridge to the downstream side of the Maine Central Railroad bridge in Bangor: S-13. Closed to all fishing from July 1 through September 30, both days inclusive (Marine Resources Rule).

Kimball Pond, T5 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Lane Brook Pond, T6 R6 WELS. CI, CO. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish

Lincoln Pond, T4 Indian Purchase. CI. S-10.

Lost Pond, T7 R7 WELS. CI, CO. S-4, S-17.

Lunksoos Lake, T4 R7 WELS. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Matagamon Lake, Grand (First Lake), T6 R8 WELS. S-30.

Matagamon Lake, Grand (Second Lake). (See Piscataquis County.)

Mattagodus Stream, Kingman Twp., Webster Plt., Prentiss Twp., Carroll Plt. S-33. South of Rte 6: fishing restricted to persons under 16 years of age and complimentary license holders, S-19. From August 16 – September 30: Rivers/Streams/Brooks General Law terminal gear regulations stated for April 1 – August 15 apply.

Mattakeunk (Silver) Lake, Lee. S-13. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Mattamiscontis Lake, Big, T2&3 R9 NWP. S-30.

Mattamiscontis Lake, Little, T3 R9 NWP. S-30.

Mattamiscontis Stream, T2&3 R9 NWP. S-30, S-33.

Mattawamkeag River, From the headwaters to the confluence with the Penobscot River: S-33 (including all tributaries).

  • From July 1 – September 30: From the red posts at The Heaters (located above Gordon Falls) to the confluence with the Penobscot River: S-6.
  • From the Route 171 bridge in Drew downstream to the Route 170 bridge in Kingman: open to ice fishing. Remains open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Messer Pond, T5 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Messer Pond, Little, T5 R8 WELS. CI. S-10.

Mill Privilege Lake, Carroll Plt., T5 R1 NBPR. S-30.

Mill Stream (outlet of Little Wassookeag Lake), Dexter. (See Sebasticook River, East Branch.)

Millimagasset Lake,
T7 R8 WELS. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Millinocket Lake, T1&2 R8 WELS. S-2, S-3, S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7, S-13.

Millinocket Stream,
T1 R8 WELS, T3 Indian Purchase. From Millinocket Lake Dam downstream to Millinocket Town Line: Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31, S-19, General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply year-round.

Millinocket Stream (including Round Pond) and tributaries. T7 R8&9 WELS, T8 R8&9 WELS. From the outlet of Millinocket Lake in T7 R9 WELS downstream to the outlet of Round Pond: S-6, S-7. From the outlet of Round Pond in T7 R9 WELS downstream to the confluence with Munsungan Stream in T8 R8 WELS, including all tributaries upstream to the first road crossing: S-6, S-17. All salmon caught must be released alive at once. From August 16 – September 30: Total daily bag limit on trout and togue: 1 fish.

Moose Pond, T3 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Moose Pond, T6 R7 WELS. CI. S-10.

Mooseleuk Stream. (See Piscataquis County.)

Morrell Pond, T6&7 R8 WELS. CI. S-10.

Mountain Brook, T3 R9 NWP. S-30.

Mountain Catcher Pond,
T6 R8 WELS. S-30.

Mountain Catcher Stream, T6 R8 WELS. S-30.

Mountain Catcher Pond, Little, T6 R8 WELS. CI, CO.

Mud Lake, T6 R6 WELS, Moro Plt. CI, CO. S-4, S-17.

Munsungan Stream and tributaries. (See Piscataquis County.)

Nokomis Pond, Newport, Palmyra. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.

Passadumkeag River. From Saponac Lake downstream to its confluence with the Penobscot River, Grand Falls Twp., Burlington, Lowell, Summit Twp., Passadumkeag. S-33. Open to open water fishing and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Passadumkeag River, East Branch, T3 R1 NBPP. S-30.

Peaked Mountain Pond,
T4 R7 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes (includes Pemadumcook, Elbow, Ambajejus, North, and South Twin Lakes), T3&4 Indian Purchase, etc. S-13, S-24. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7, S-13.

Penobscot County Conservation Association Pond, Brewer. S-11.

Penobscot River, Veazie to Medway (confluence of the East and West Branches of the Penobscot River). See Fish Consumption Advisory. A. S-33 (including all tributaries except Kenduskeag Stream). That area within 150 feet of any part of the West Enfield Dam, including fishway: Closed to fishing at all times. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7. That area within 150 feet of any part of the West Enfield Dam, including fishway: Closed to fishing at all times.

The following areas are closed to all fishing from July 1 through September 30, both days inclusive.

  • Felts Brook from the downstream side of Route 9 in Brewer to the head of tide. In addition, the Dept. of Marine Resources has closed an area from the head of tide in Brewer downstream to the Penobscot River on the easterly side of a straight line drawn from a red painted rock situated on the downriver side of the mouth of Felts Brook to a red painted marker on the Bangor Dam fishway situated on the upriver side of the mouth of Felts Brook. (Marine Resources Rule).
  • Eaton Brook from the downstream side of Route 9 in Brewer to the head of tide. In addition, the Dept. of Marine Resources has closed an area from the head of tide in Brewer to the Penobscot River, and the Penobscot River within 250 feet of a red painted marker situated on the downriver side of the mouth of Eaton Brook. (Marine Resources Rule).
  • Meadow Brook in Bangor and in the Penobscot River within a 250 foot radius of the Maine Central Railroad Bridge abutments at the mouth of Meadow Brook (Marine Resources Rule).
  • Blackman Stream from the downstream side of the Route 178 bridge in Bradley to the Penobscot River, and the Penobscot River within 500 feet of a red painted marker situated on the downriver side of the mouth of Blackman Stream.
  • Great Works Stream from the downstream side of the Route178 bridge in Bradley to the Penobscot River, and the Penobscot River within 500 feet of a red painted marker situated on the downriver side of the mouth of Great Works Stream.

Penobscot River, East Branch. S-13, S-17, S-33 (including all tributaries). The area within 150 feet of the Matagamon Dam is closed to all fishing. From Matagamon Dam to the downstream side of Whetstone Bridge, and all other tributaries upstream to the first road crossing: S-6. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 10 inches. Youth (under 16 years of age) may fish under the S-4 special regulation from the Grand Lake Road Bridge downstream to the T5 R8/T6 R8 WELS town line.

Penobscot River, West Branch, from the dam at North Twin Lake to Quakish Lake, T3 Indian Purchase, Millinocket. S-13, S-24. Remains open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Penobscot River, West Branch, Medway dam to the confluence of East and West Branches in Medway, Medway. S-33. The area within 150 feet of any part of the Medway Dam, including the powerhouse: closed to fishing at all time. Remains open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Perch Pond (Mud Pond), Old Town. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Pickett Mountain Pond,
T6 R6 WELS. CI. S-10.

Piscataquis River, Maxfield, Howland. (See Piscataquis County.)

Pleasant Lake, Stetson. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Pleasant Lake, T6 R6 WELS. CI, CO. S-4, S-17.

Puffers Pond (Echo Lake), Dexter. S-13.

Pug Lake, T5 R1 NBPP
(See Washington County.)

Pushaw Stream, Hudson, etc. S-33. From the railroad bridge in Hudson downstream to Pushaw Lake and from Pushaw Lake downstream to Stillwater River: Remains open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31. From October 1 – December 31. S-7.

Quakish Lake, T3 Indian Purchase. S-13, S-24.

Ragged Ponds, Lower East, Lower West, Upper East, Upper West, T4 Indian Purchase. CI. S-10.

Robar Pond, T4 R8 WELS. CI, CO.

Robar Pond, Big, T4 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Rocky Brook, Lincoln. S-9.

Rocky Pond, T3 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4. The use of motor boats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Round Pond, T7 R8&9 WELS. (See Piscataquis County.)

Round Pond, Little, Lincoln. From December 1 – April 30: S-9.

Sam Ayers Stream, T2 R9 NWP. S-30.

Sawtelle Deadwater, T6 R7 WELS. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Scraggley Lake, T5 R1 NBPP. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Scraggly Lake, T7 R8 WELS. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Sebasticook River, East Branch, Newport, Plymouth, Detroit.

  • From the dam on Little Wassookeag to the downstream side of the Liberty Street Bridge: S-9. General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply from April 1 – September 30.
  • From the Liberty Street Bridge downstream to the confluence with the Sebasticook River: S-19. General Law terminal gear provisions and length limits apply from April 1 – September 30. Remains open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Seboeis River, T5 R7 WELS, etc. S-33. From the upstream side of the Grand Lake Road bridge to the confluence with the East Branch of the Penobscot River: S-6. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 10 inches. S-17.

Seboeis Stream, Howland. S-33. Remains open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 31: S-6, S-7, S-33.

Seboeis Stream, East Branch, T3 R9 NWP. S-30, S-33.

Shin Pond, Lower, T5 R7 WELS, Mount Chase. S-13, S-22. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Shin Pond, Upper, Mount Chase, T6 R6 WELS. S-2, S-3, S-13, S-22. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Smith Pond, T3 Indian Purchase. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Smith Pond, Little, T1 R8 WELS. CI. S-10.

Snag Pond (Stump Pond), Lincoln. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

Soper Logan, T6 R8 WELS. CI, CO.

Soule Pond, T7 R8 WELS. CI. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Spring Brooks, Big and Little, T4 R8 WELS, etc. Brooks and tributaries: S-6, S-13, S-17, S-33. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 10 inches.

Spring Pond, T6 R7 WELS. CI. S-10.

STILLWATER RIVER, Old Town, Orono. S-19, S-33 (including all tributaries). Open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Squirrel Brook, T3 R9 NWP. S-30.

Sysladobsis Lake, Upper, Lakeville. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Trout Pond, Grand Falls Twp. CI, CO. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Trout Pond, Soldiertown Twp. CI. S-4, S-10.

Twin Pond, T4 R7 WELS. CI, CO.

Twin Lakes, North and South. (See Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes.)

Umcolcus Lake, T7&8 R6 WELS. (See Aroostook County.)

Unnamed Pond in southeast corner of T4 R8 WELS. CI, CO.

Unnamed Pond, T3 R8 WELS. CI, CO. S-4.

Upper Pond, Lincoln. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Wassookeag Lake, Big (West of State Route 23), Dexter. S-2, S-3, S-25. Closed to all fishing from October 1 – December 31. Closed to ice fishing is the area west of the Guy H. Hall Memorial Bridge on State Route 23. From the bridge, this area extends westerly to the red markers on the north and south shores.

Wassookeag Lake, Little (East of State Route 23), Dexter. S-2, S-3, S-25. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Weir Pond, Lee. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Sagadahoc County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Sagadahoc County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Androscoggin River. (See Androscoggin County.)

Center Pond, Phippsburg. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Nequasset Lake, Woolwich. No vehicles on ice (ATVs and snowmobiles exempted). Motorboats with more than 10 horsepower prohibited. Nequasset Lake is defined as the area south of the mouth of Nequasset Stream on the north end of the lake, and the area north of the Railroad bridge on the south end.

Pleasant (Mud) Pond, Richmond. (See Kennebec County.)

Sewall Pond, Arrowsic. The area from the fishway, upstream to the red markers, closed to fishing at all times. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.

Silver Lake, Phippsburg. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Sprague Pond, Phippsburg. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Stephen E. Powell (Swan Island) Wildlife Management Area PONDs, Richmond. S-9.

Winnegance Pond, West Bath. Minimum length limit on pickerel: 12 inches.

Waldo County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Waldo County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Bowler Pond, Palermo. CI. S-6, S-10, S-13, S-16.

Carlton Pond (Bog), Troy, Detroit. (See Somerset County.)

Cove Brook, Winterport. S-13, S-33.

Ducktrap River, Belmont, Northport. S-5, S-13, S-17, S-33. From August 16 – September 30: S-5, S-13, S-33. Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches. The combined total daily bag limit for trout, landlocked salmon, and togue is 1 fish.

Halfmoon Pond, Searsport, Prospect. S-8, S-13. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

KIRBY LAKE (THE MUCK), Belfast. S-9.

Levenseller Pond, Lincolnville, Searsmont. Motorboats prohibited.

Little Pond, Liberty. S-8, S-22, S-23. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7. Open to ice fishing January and February only. Closed to all fishing in March.

Megunticook Lake, Lincolnville (See Knox County.)

Mixer Pond, Knox, Morrill. CI. S-10.

Nichols Pond, Swanville. CI. S-10.

Prescott Pond, Palermo. CI. S-10.

St. George Lake, Liberty. S-8, S-22, S-23. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7. Open to ice fishing in January and February only. March: S-1.

St. George River. (See Knox County.)

Sebasticook River.
(See Kennebec County.)

Sheepscot Lake, Palermo. S-22, S-23, S-25. The holding of any live baitfish not taken in Sheepscot Pond is prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Sheepscot River, Palermo, Somerville, etc.

  • From Sheepscot Lake Dam to the upstream side of the Route 105 bridge in Somerville: S-6, S-7, S-13. Fishing from the Sheepscot Lake Dam and fishing in the fishway is prohibited.
  • From the Route 105 bridge in Somerville to the head of tide: S-13, S-29, S-33.

Sheepscot River, West Branch. (See Kennebec County.)

Stevens Pond, Liberty. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Swan Lake, Swanville. Open to ice fishing January and February only. S-1, S-3, S-8. Closed to all fishing from October 1 – December 31, and from March 1 – 31.

Toddy Pond, Brooks, Monroe, Swanville. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Unity Utilities District. All waters on the property of the Unity Utilities District located on Route 139 and Prairie Road in the Town of Unity are closed to fishing at all times.

Washington County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in Washington County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

On all waters in Washington County — except Cathance, East Grand, East Musquash, Farrow Lake, Nash, Orange, Pennamaquan, Pleasant Lake (Alexander), Rocky and Sunken (Whiting), Round (Charlotte), Schoodic Lake, Simpson Pond, Spednic, Lower Sysladobis, West Grand — the maximum length limit on landlocked salmon and brown trout is 25 inches (S-33).


Boundary water rules between Maine and New Brunswick can be found on page 51. These waters are listed as S-31.

For regulations on waters in Indian Territory (S-30) see page 53.

Ackley Pond, Cutler. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish except that from October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Baker Brook, T28 MD, T29 MD. (See Hancock County.)

Baskahegan Lake, Topsfield, Brookton Twp., T8 R3 NBPP. S-28. From October  1 – December 31: S-4, S-7.

Bearse Lake, Meddybemps and Baring. Outboard motors are prohibited.

Beaver Dam Stream, T26 ED BPP, Wesley. S-29.

Berry Patch (Unnamed) Pond, Day Block Twp. CI. S-10.

Big Lake, Grand Lake Stream Plt., Indian Twp., Greenlaw Chopping Twp., Big Lake Twp. The portion of Big Lake at the mouth of Grand Lake Stream westerly of the two red markers, one set on the point about 200 yards west of Little River Bluff and one set on an unnamed point on the opposite shore near Greenlaw Island, shall be closed to all ice fishing. S-15, S-28, no size or bag limit on largemouth bass. From October 1 – December 31: S-4, S-7.

Bog Lake, Northfield. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Boyden Lake, Perry, Robbinston. S-2, S-3, S-15. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Butcher Lake, Codyville Plt. CI, CO. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Cathance Lake, Cooper, Cathance Twp. S-13, S-18. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Cathance Lake, Little, Cathance Twp. S-13.

Cathance Stream, Cathance Twp., Edmunds, Marion Twp. S-29.

Chain Lake, Lower, T5 ND BPP. S-30.

Chain Lakes Stream, Day Block Twp., Wesley. S-13, S-19, S-29. From the Route 9 bridge to its confluence with Old Stream: S-6, S-13, S-19, S-29.

Chases Mill Stream, East Machias. S-29.

Clifford Lake, T26&27 ED. S-28.

Coleback Lake, Charlotte. CI, CO. S-4, S-16.

Crawford Lake, Big Lake Twp., Crawford. S-28. No bag limit on bass under 12 inches and no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit on bass greater than 12 inches: 1 fish.

Crooked River and tributaries, T30 MD.

  • From headwaters down to bridge at Champion 48-000 road: S-6, S-19.
  • From the bridge at Champion 48-000 road downstream to the confluence with the Machias River: S-29.

Dennys River, S-13, S-29. That portion of the Dennys River in the town of Dennysville and Cathance Twp from a red painted marker approximately 100 feet upriver from the mouth of Robinson (Batson) Meadow Spring to a red painted marker approximately 100 feet downriver from Robinson (Batson) Meadow Spring: closed to all fishing.

Drake Lake, Forest Twp. S-28. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Farrow Lake, Topsfield. S-2, S-3, S-17, S-22, S-25. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Fifth Lake Stream and tributaries. (See Hancock County.)

Flood Lake, Talmadge. CI, CO. S-6, S-17.

Flood Lake, Upper, Talmadge. CI, CO. S-6, S-21.

Foster Lake, Marion. CI, CO. S-4, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

FOURTH LAKE STREAM, Sakom Twp. S-29.

Foxhole Pond, on headwaters of Great Falls Branch Brook, Deblois. S-11. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Gardner Lake, East Machias, Whiting, Marion Twp. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Getchell Lakes, Lower and Upper, Township 43. S-6. All bass must be released alive at once.

Goulding Lake, Robbinston. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, except that from October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Grand Falls Flowage (including Berry Brook FLOWAGE & George Brook FLOWAGE), Princeton, Indian TWP., Baileyville, Fowler Twp. S-28. All smallmouth bass caught must be released alive at once. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. For that part of the flowage east of a line at McAlister’s Point and north to Spednic Falls: S-28, S-31, S-33. All smallmouth bass caught must be released alive at once. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

Grand Lake, East, Danforth, Forest City Twp. (see Aroostook County.)

Grand Lake, West (including Pug Lake), T6 ND BPP, T6 R1 NBPP, Grand Lake Stream Plt. S-1, S-3, S-15. No minimum length on togue. Daily bag limit on togue: 2 fish, only 1 of which may exceed 33 inches. All togue between 23 and 33 inches must be released alive at once. From October 1 – 20: S-6, S-7. From October 21 – January 31: Closed to all fishing. Closed to all fishing within 150 feet of Grand Lake Stream Dam. Open to ice fishing for all fish during February and March only. The holding of any live baitfish not taken in West Grand Lake and Pug Lake is prohibited.

Grand Lake Stream, Grand Lake Stream Plt. S-5 from April 1 – October 20, including that portion of the stream adjacent to the hatchery pools. Closed to all fishing within 150 feet of Grand Lake Stream Dam. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. From April 1 – August 15: S-19, S-22. From October 1–20: All fish caught must be released alive at once, except no size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

Grassy Pond, T19 MD BPP. S-30.

Greenland Pond, Little, Danforth. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hosea Pug Lake, T26 ED BPP. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Hot Brook Lakes, Lower and Upper, T8 R4 NBPP, Danforth. S-28. All bass caught must be released alive at once. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Howard Lake, Calais, Robbinston. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Indian Lake, Whiting. S-13. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Jackson Brook Lake, Brookton and Forest Twp. S-28. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

James Pond, Charlotte. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, except that from October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Keely Lake, Marshfield. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Keene’s Lake, Calais. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Lambert Lake, T11 R3 NBPP. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Ledge (Bald Ledge) Pond, Charlotte. CI. S-4, S-10, S-17.

Lewy Lake, Princeton, Indian Twp., etc. S-15, S-28. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

Lily Lake, Trescott Twp. CI. S-4. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish. From October 1 – March 31: S-6, S-7.

Little River (Eastern River), Centerville, Columbia Falls. S-29.

Long Lake, Marion Twp. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Long Lake, Indian Twp., Princeton. S-15, S-28. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

Love Lake, Crawford, T19 ED BPP. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Machias Lake, Third and Fourth, T42&43 MD BPP, T5 ND. S-15, S-28.

Machias River, from outlet of Third Machias Lake to tidewater, S-29.

Machias River, East, from outlet of Crawford Lake, Crawford to tidewater: S-29.

Machias River, West Branch, T30 MD BPP, T36 MD BPP. S-29.

Maine River and tributaries, Alexander, Princeton, Big Lake Twp. S-28. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

Meddybemps Lake, Meddybemps, Baring, Baileyville, and Alexander. S-13, S-28. From October 1 – December 31: S-4, S-7.

Meyers Pond, North and South, Columbia. CI. S-11.

MicMac Pond, Deblois. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Middle River, Marshfield, Machias. Below the bridge on the Marshfield Road downstream to the mouth of Smelt Brook: S-9; however, persons age 16 and older can fish minnow traps to catch live bait.

Moneymaker Lake, Robbinston. S-17. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Monroe Lake, T43 MD BPP. CI. S-4, S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Monroe Pond, East, T43 MD BPP. CI, CO. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – September 30 in even numbered years. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Closed to all fishing in odd numbered years.

Monroe Pond, West, T43 MD BPP. CI, CO. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – September 30 in odd numbered years. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Closed to all fishing in even numbered years.

Montegail Pond, T19 MD. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Mopang Lake, Devereaux Twp. S-16, S-28. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Mopang Stream, T19 MD, T24 MD, T25 MD, T30 MD. S-29.

Mud Lake, Upper & Lower, Alexander. S-28. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

Mud Lake, Forest City. S-31.

Musquash Lake, East, Topsfield. S-25. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Musquash Lake, West,
T6 R1 NBPP. S-17. Minimum length limit on togue: 18 inches. Daily bag limit on togue 2 fish, only one over 33 inches. All togue between 23 and 33 inches must be released alive at once. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Narraguagus River.

  • From outlet of Deer Lake in T34 MD and T35 MD, downstream to Route 193 bridge in Deblois, including Third Lake and Twenty Eight Pond: S-29. Taking of fish is prohibited except by use of a single hook on a line.
  • Closed to all fishing is that portion of the Narraguagus River from a red marker at the mouth of Sodom Brook in Deblois, downstream approximately 150 yards to a red marker.
  • Below the Route 193 bridge in Deblois bridge: S-5, S-29. See Schoodic Brook.
  • From 100 feet above the ice control dam in Cherryfield (this to the downriver side of the ice breakers) and extending upriver approximately 3.66 miles to the red markers situated on each side of the river: general law fishing with a singled-pointed hook is permitted from May 1 – August 15. From August 16 – September 30: artificial lures with single pointed hook, total daily bag limit on landlocked salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
  • Closed to all fishing within 100 feet of the ice control dam in Cherryfield.
  • Closed to all fishing from the ice control dam to the railroad bridge in Cherryfield, except from May 1 – June 10 a portion of river between two sets of red markers (at 100 feet below and 450 feet below the ice control dam) is open to fly fishing.

Nash’s Lake, Calais. S-2, S-3, S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

New Stream, Wesley, Northfield. Downstream of Route 9: S-29.

Norse Pond, Cutler. CI. S-4.

Northern Stream, Berry Twp., T19 ED BPP. S-13, S-29.

Old Stream, First Lake, T37 MD. S-13.

Old Stream, Second and Third Lakes, T37 MD. S-13, S-18. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Old Stream, Wesley, Day Block Twp., T25 MD: S-13, S-29, except the section (including tributaries) from the Rt. 9 bridge down to the Guptil Road: S-6, S-13, S-19, S-29 except that within the above section the area at the mouth of Trout Brook is closed to all fishing between the red markers.

Oxbrook Lake, Upper and Lower, T6 R1 NBPP, T6 ND. Motorboats prohibited.

Peaked Mountain Pond, T19 MD, Northfield, and Centerville. CI. S-10, S-16.

Peep Lake, T30 MD. CI. S-4, S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish.

Pennamaquan River, Pembroke. From Upper Dam to Lower Dam, open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31. General Law limits and tackle provisions apply year-round.

Pike Brook Pond, East, T18 MD BPP. CI. S-4. S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish.

Pike Brook Pond, West, T18 MD BPP. CI. S-6, S-10, S-17.

Pineo Pond, Deblois. CI. S-5, S-17. From October 1 – March 31: S-5, S-7.

Pleasant Lake, Alexander. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Pleasant Lake, T6 R1 NBPP,
T7 R2 NBPR. S-25. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Pleasant River Lake, Beddington and T29 MD. S-1, S-3, S-13, S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Pleasant River, Beddington, T24 MD, T18 MD, Columbia, Columbia Falls. S-13, S-29.

Pocomoonshine Lake and tributaries, Princeton. S-15, S-28.

Pocumcus Lake, T5&6 ND BPP. S-15. No minimum length on togue. Daily bag limit on togue: 2 fish, only 1 of which may exceed 33 inches. All togue between 23 and 33 inches must be released alive at once. From October 1 – 20: S-6, S-7. From October 21 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Pork Barrel Lake, T6 R1 NBPP. CI, CO. S-6, S-16.

Pug Lake, T5 R1 NBPP. See Grand Lake, West

Rocky & Sunken Lakes, Whiting, Marion. S-21. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Salmon Pond, T30 MD BPP. CI. S-4, S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish.

Schoodic Brook, Cherryfield. Closed from red marker at its mouth to red marker 1,000 feet upstream.

Schoodic Lake, Cherryfield. S-13. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Seavey Stream, Wesley, T19 ED BPP. S-29.

Second Lake (Second Gardner), Marion Twp. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Shattuck Lake, Calais & Robbinston. CI. S-6, S-10, S-16.

Shorey Brook, Beddington. S-29.

Silver Pug Lake, T26 ED BPP. S-28. All bass must be released alive at once.

Simpson Pond, Roque Bluffs. CI. S-4. Motorboats prohibited.

Sinclair Brook, T29 MD. (See Hancock County.)

Six Mile Lake, Marshfield, Whitneyville. CI. S-4, S-10, S-13. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish.

Southwest Pond, Beddington. S-16. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Spednic Lake, T9 R4 NBPP, T10 R3 NBPP, T11 R3 NBPP, Vanceboro. S-2, S-3, S-28, S-31. Open to ice fishing from January 1 – March 31. Closed to the taking of smallmouth bass. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

ST. CROIX RIVER

  • From Mud Lake to Spednic Lake, Forest City, T10 R3 NBPP: S-28, S-31, S-33. Closed to the taking of smallmouth bass. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.
  • From the Vanceboro Dam to the Grand Falls Dam, Vanceboro, Lambert Lake TWP, Dyer TWP, Fowler TWP: S-28, S-31, S-33. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.
  • From Grand Falls Dam to the Milltown Dam, Baileyville, Baring, Calais: S-28, S-31, S-33. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. Remains open from October 1 – October 31: S-6. All fish caught must be released alive at once, except no size or bag limit on largemouth bass.
  • From Milltown Dam to the Unionville Bridge located at the end of Todd Street in Calais, Calais: S-5, S-28, S-31, S-33. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

Sysladobsis Lake, Lower, T5 ND BPP. S-30.

The Canal, Grand Lake Stream Plt. S-11.

Tomah Lake, Forest Twp. CI. S-6, S-10, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Trout Lake, Kossuth Twp. CI, CO. S-6, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

Tunk Stream, T10 SD, Cherryfield, Steuben. (See Hancock County.)

Unnamed (Abby) Pond, Topsfield. CI. S-4. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Vining Lake, Cooper, Cathance Twp. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, except that from October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Wabassus Lake, T5&6 ND BPP, T43 MD BPP. S-28. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

Western Lake, Robbinston. S-4. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

Woodland Flowage, Baileyville. S-28, S-31, S-33. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. Remains open from October 1 – October 31: S-6. All fish must be released alive at once, except no size or bag limit on largemouth bass.

York County

Unless otherwise indicated below, on lakes and ponds in York County the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Border water rules between Maine and New Hampshire can be found on page 52. These waters are listed as S-32.

Adams (Rock Haven) Pond, Newfield. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Alewife Pond, Kennebunk. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Balch and Stump Ponds, Acton, Newfield. S-32.

Barker (Parker) Pond, Dayton, Lyman. S-13. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Boulter Pond, York. Closed to all fishing.

Chase’s Pond, York. Closed to all fishing.

Cold Water Brook Pond, Kennebunk. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Open to open water fishing April 1 – September 30: S-6, S-20. Closed to all fishing October 1 – March 31.

Cox Pond, South Berwick. Motorboats with more than 10 horsepower prohibited.

Davis Brook, Shapleigh. From the Mann road downstream to the confluence with the Little Ossipee River: From April 1 – October 31: S-6, S-7.

Deer Pond, Hollis. S-8. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Ell (L) Pond, Sanford and Wells. CI. S-4, S-10, S-13. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

Folly Pond, York. Closed to all fishing.

Great East Lake, Acton. S-1, S-3, S-8, S-32. Minimum length limit on togue: 16 inches.

Great Works River, South Berwick, North Berwick. From Route 9 downstream to the confluence with Salmon Falls River; From October 1 – March 31: S-6. All fish caught must be released at once.

Horn Pond, Acton. S-32.

Horne Pond, Limington. S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Kennebunk Plains Pond, Kennebunk. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Open to open water fishing April 1 – September 30: S-6, S-7. Closed to all fishing October 1 – March 31.

KENNEBUNK POND, Lyman. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Knight Pond, South Berwick. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Lake Arrowhead (Ossipee Flowage, Ledgemere Pond), Waterboro, Limerick.

  • From April 1 – June 30: All bass caught must be released alive at once;
  • From July 1 – March 31: S-14.

Leavitt Brook, Limerick. From the F.R. Carroll facility access road (Dole Ridge Road) to the first downstream dam: S-9, S-13.

Little River, Berwick. April 1 – October 31: From Messenger’s Bridge on the Long Swamp Road downstream to the Hubbard Road: S-6, S-7.

Littlefield Pond, Sanford. S-13. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Long Pond, Parsonsfield. S-2, S-3 except the area approximately 4,000 feet as designated by red markers on the southeast shore of the lake including the outlet (Brown Brook) and the tributary from West Pond. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Merriland River, Wells. From the northbound lane bridge of the Maine Turnpike (Interstate 95) to the upstream side of the Route 1 bridge: Open to fishing from April 1 – October 31, S-6, S-19.

Middle Pond, York. Closed to all fishing.

Milliken Mills Pond, Old Orchard Beach. CI, CO.

Milton Pond, Lebanon. S-32.

Moody Pond, Waterboro. CI. S-10.

Moose Pond, Acton. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Mousam Lake, Acton and Shapleigh. S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Mousam River, Shapleigh, Sanford, and Kennebunk. From the dam at Mousam Lake downstream to red marker located at Roger’s Park in Kennebunk. Open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31: S-19. From August 16 – September 30: River/Stream/Brook General Law terminal gear regulations stated for April 1 – August 15 apply.

Murdock Pond, Berwick. S-13.

Northeast Pond, Acton and Lebanon. S-32.

Ogunquit River, Wells. From the northbound lane bridge of the Maine Turnpike to the upstream side of the Route 1 bridge: open to fishing from April 1 – October 31: S-6, S-19.

Ossipee Lake, Little, Waterboro. S-2, S-3, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk). From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Ossipee River. (See Oxford County – Southern and Eastern Counties.)

Ossipee River, Little, Newfield and Shapleigh. From the stone dam immediately above Route 11 in North Shapleigh downstream to Bridge Street in Newfield: From April 1 – October 31: S-6, S-7.

Province Lake, Parsonsfield. S-32.

Round Pond, Lyman. From ice-in until ice-out: S-9. From October 1 to ice-in: S-7. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – December 31: S-6.
Exception: Children under the age of 16 may fish under S-4.

Saco River. (See Cumberland County.)

Salmon Falls River, Acton, Lebanon, Berwick, South Berwick. CI, S-32. From tidewater upstream to the Great East Lake Dam (excluding all lakes and ponds on the river): Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31.

Sand Pond, Limington. CI, CO. S-4. Motorboats Prohibited.

Sand Pond, Sanford and North Berwick. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

Scituate Pond, York. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.

Spaulding Pond, Lebanon. S-32.

Spicer Pond, Shapleigh. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Motorboats prohibited. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – September 30: S-6, S-19. Closed to all fishing from October 1 – March 31.

SQUARE POND, Acton, Shapleigh. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

Symmes Pond, Newfield. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7.

Townhouse Pond, Lebanon. S-32.

Warren Pond, South Berwick. CI. S-6, S-10.

Wedgewood (Pendexter) Brook, Parsonsfield, Cornish. From Rt. 25 downstream to the confluence with the Ossipee River: closed to all fishing.

Welch Pond, York. Closed to all fishing.

Wilcox Pond, Biddeford. CI. S-9.

Wilson Lake, Acton. S-3. From October 1 – December 31: S-6, S-7.

York Pond, Eliot. From October 1 – November 30: S-6, S-7. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.

Southern & Eastern Counties

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

See general law fishing provisions on General Law Information, and special rules for Maine’s southern and eastern counties above. Some waters may have special rules that differ from general law.

If the county water you wish to fish IS listed below, the letter code will direct you to the rule(s) which are in effect that differ from general law or the special provisions for Maine’s southern and eastern counties. The meanings of the letter codes are on S-Codes & Season Date Codes.

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