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Waters Regulated By Tribes

Fishing Regulations Maine Freshwater Fishing

The Maine State Indian Tribal Commission has adopted rules which affect the following waters within Indian Territory. Any pond 10 acres or less within Indian Territory is regulated by the Tribe in whose territory the pond is located. Anyone wishing to fish in one of these ponds in Indian Territory should contact one of the following:

Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission

(207) 817-3799

PO Box 241

Stillwater, ME 04489

mitsced@roadrunner.com

www.mitsc.org

Penobscot Nation

(207) 817-7331

Department of Natural Resources

12 Wabanaki Way

Indian Island, ME 04468

Passamaquoddy Warden Service:

Indian Township –

(207) 796-2677

PO Box 446

Princeton, ME 04668

Pleasant Point –

(207-853-2551)

PO Box 343

Perry, ME 04667

General Law Regulations are listed below. Waters subject to special provisions are so indicated.

General Law and Season/Bag Limits

Open Water Fishing Season:

April 1 – September 30.

Ice Fishing Season:

January 1 – March 31.

Species Length and Bag Limits:

If there are no special length and/or bag limits listed within the Indian Territory Waters, then refer to statewide General Law length and bag limits on General Law Information.

Special rules that differ from General Law provisions are listed below for individual waters. Check the list of waters by county to determine if the water you wish to fish has special regulations. General Law regulations for fishing Indian Territory waters otherwise apply.

Note: All rivers, streams, and brooks in Indian Territory listed below are closed to ice fishing. Also closed to ice fishing are all rivers, streams, and brooks located in Passamaquoddy Territory in Penobscot County (T3 R9 NWP and TA R7 WELS) and Somerset County (Alder Brook, Pittston Academy, Soldiertown, and Hammond Townships); and in all rivers, streams, and brooks located in Penobscot Indian Territory in Penobscot County (Argyle and T3 R1 NBPP) and in Piscataquis County (Williamsburg).

Franklin County

Alder Stream, Alder Stream Twp. From confluence of Alder & Little Alder Streams downstream to Penobscot Territory boundary lines: April 1st – August 15th: Anglers age 15 and under may use single-pointed artificial lures; S-5 for anglers age 16 and older. August 16 – September 30: S-5. Remainder of Alder & Little Alder Streams (including tributaries in Indian Territory): S-5. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Big Indian Pond, Lowelltown Twp. CI. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Blanchard Pond, Alder Stream Twp. CI. S-5. No motors allowed. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Carrabassett River, Carrabassett Valley. S-5, Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Clear Pond, Lowelltown Twp. CI. S-4. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Elaine Pond, Lowelltown Twp. CI. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Huston Brook, Carrabassett Valley. S-5. Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Little Indian Pond, Lowelltown Twp. CI. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

North Branch Dead River, Alder Stream Twp. S-5. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Round Mountain Pond, Alder Stream Twp. CI. Open to open water fishing May 1st. S-5. Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Snow Mountain Pond, Alder Stream Twp. CI. S-5. No motors allowed. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Trout Pond, Lowelltown Twp. CI. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Twin Island Pond, Lowelltown Twp. CI. S-4. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Hancock County

All rivers, streams, and brooks within Indian Territory: S-33.

Kilman (Selmore) Pond, T4 ND. CI. S-33. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Lower Pistol Lake, T3 ND. S-33. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Middle Chain Lake, T4 ND. S-33. Open to ice fishing for all fish except landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and bass from the time ice forms in the fall until December 31. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Middle Pistol Lake, T4 ND. CI. S-33. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Side Pistol Lake, T3 ND. CI. S-33. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Upper Chain Lake, T4 ND. S-33. Open to ice fishing for all fish except landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and bass from the time ice forms in the fall until December 31. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Upper Pistol Lake, T4 ND. CI. S-33. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Penobscot County

All rivers, streams, and brooks within Indian Territory: S-33.

Big & Little Mattamiscontis Lakes, T2 & 3 R9 NWP. Open to ice fishing for all fish except landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and bass from the time ice forms in the fall until December 31. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Penobscot Indian Territory.

East Branch Lake, T2 & 3 R9 NWP. Open to ice fishing from January 1-March 31, Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish, minimum length limit on bass 10 inches. All bass between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Penobscot Indian Territory.

First Lake Mattagamon, T6 R8 WELS. Open to ice fishing from January 1 – March 31. S-17, S-26. Open to the taking and use of live baitfish. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Mill Privilege Lake, T5 R1 NBPP. Open to ice fishing for all fish except landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and bass from the time ice forms in the fall until December 31. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Mountain Catcher Pond, T6 R8 WELS. CI. S-4. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit 10 inches. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Piscataquis County

Sections of Merrill, Roaring, Stinking, and Whetstone Brooks and West Branch of the Pleasant River in Indian Territory: S-33. Penobscot Indian Territory.

Somerset County

Big Fish Pond and thoroughfare (tributary upstream to Little Fish Pond), Holeb Twp. CI. S-5. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches. (Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife rules prohibit use of motors greater than 10 horsepower). Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Cape Horn Pond, Prentiss Twp. CI. S-5. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Duncan Pond, Prentiss Twp. CI. Closed to smelting in every even-numbered year. The daily bag limit on smelts is 1 quart. S-6; Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Grassy Pond, Holeb Twp. CI. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Hall Pond, Prentiss Twp. CI. S-5. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Hall Pond Outlet (inlet stream to Duncan Pond), Prentiss Twp. Closed to smelting in every even-numbered year. The daily bag limit on smelts is 1 quart. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Little Fish Pond, Holeb Twp. CI. S-4. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish, minimum length limit 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Lower Welman Pond, Prentiss Twp. CI. S-6. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Mary Petuche Pond, Prentiss Twp. Subject to Tribal regulation and will be posted. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

South Branch Penobscot River (section in Indian Territory), Hammond Twp., Prentiss Twp. S-33. April 1 – August 15: Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 6 inches (only 1 may exceed 12 inches). From August 16 – September 30: S-6. Daily bag limit on trout 1 fish; minimum length 6 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Washington County

All rivers, streams, and brooks within Indian Territory: S-33.

Grassy Pond, T19 MD BPP. S-33. Open to ice fishing for all fish except landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and bass from the time ice forms in the fall until December 31. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Lower Chain Lake, T5 ND BPP. S-33. Open to ice fishing for all fish except landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and bass from the time ice forms in the fall until December 31. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Lower Sysladobsis Lake, T5 ND BPP. Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 – March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 5 fish. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

Waters Regulated by Tribes