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AROOSTOOK COUNTY
OPEN WATER FISHING
LISTED BY LAKE
[Special Rule (S-codes) are listed at end of This Section].
COUNTY EXCEPTION: Minimum length on bass: 10 inches.

Allagash Wilderness Waterway. See listing in Piscataquis County.

Arnold Brook Recreation Watershed Lake, Presque Isle. S-18, S-23. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited..

Aroostook River. From the Maine/New Brunswick border upstream to the Maine Public Service Co. Dam in Caribou (includes tributaries upstream to the first highway bridge). S-16; Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches.

Aroostook River. From the junction of Munsungan Stream and Millinocket Stream in T8R8 WELS downstream to the blue markers at the Oxbow Plt./T9R7 WELS town line (includes tributaries upstream to 1st road crossing): S-6, S-11; Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches. From Aug. 16. - Sept. 30: Total daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.

Bear Mountain Pond, Moro Plt. S-18.
BEAU LAKE,
T19R11 WELS, etc. S-4.
Beaver Tail Pond,
T14R10 WELS. S-18.
Big Brook,
T13R10 WELS, etc. Motorboats prohibited on Big Brook from Burt Garrity Road to and including Big Brook Lake.
Black Pond, T15R9 WELS. S-6, S-19; Minimum lesngth limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Black Lake and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam, Fort Kent. S-4. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.
Black Ponds, Little (North and South), T15R9 WELS.S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Black River, Little, tributary to the St. John River. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited from June 1 to September 15.
Black Lake, T16R6 WELS.S-6, S-16.
Bracket Lake,
Weston. S-24.
Bradford Pond,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Bran Lake,
St. Francis. S-6, S-17.
Carr Pond,
T13R8 WELS,S-2, S-10, S-16, S-20, minimum length limit on salmon: 16 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-1.
Carry Lake,
Littleton Twp. S-4, S-23.
Chandler Lake,
T9R8 WELS. S-16.
Chase Pond,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Chase Ponds, 1st, 2nd and 3rd,
T14R9 WELS. S-4, S-18; minimum length limit on togue: 16 inches.
Cochrane Lake, Smyrna, New Limerick. S-16.
Conners Brook and tributaries,
T15R9 WELS. S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Contoy Lake, Monticells. S-18.
County Road Lake,
New Limerick. S-24.
Crater Pond and tributaries and outlet,
T15R9 WELS.S-6, S-19. Minimum length on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Cross Lake, T16R5 WELS, etc.S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16, S-25. (See also Fish River Thoroughfares).
Crystal Lake, Hersey. S-24.
Daigle Ponds (2) and tributaries,
New Canada Plt. S-4.
Deboullie Lake,
T15R9 WELS. S-4, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only one may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Deep Lake, Littleton. S-4.
Deering (Longfellow) Lake,
Orient, Weston. S-2, S-3, S-18.
Denny Pond,
T15R9 WELS.S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Drews (Meduxnekeag)Lake, New Limerick, etc. S-2, S-3, S-23.
Duck Pond,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Duck Pond and tribsutaries and outlet,
T15R9 WELS.S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake, Wallagrass, etc.S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16, S-25. (See also Fish River Thoroughfares).
East Lake, T17R14 WELS. S-4.
Echo Lake and tributaries,
Presque Isle. S-4, S-18.
Eyelet Pond,
T11R12, T12R12 WELS. S-4.
Faulkner Lake,
Weston. S-24.
Ferfuson Pond,
T14R8 WELS. Artificial lures only with one hook - a single pointed hook or a treble hook - allowed; S-8; Minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches.
Fifth Lake Brook and tributaries, T15R9 WELS. -19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Fish River Lake and outlet to Round Pond, T13R8, T14R8. S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16, S-20, S-25.
Fish River excluding Thoroughfares. S-2, 2-3, S-25.
Fish River Thoroughfares (connecting Long, Mud, Cross, Square, Eagle and St. Froid Lakes): S-1, S-14.
Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: Fly fishing only; total daily bag for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Fish River and Soldier Pond. From the Rt. 1 bridge in Fort Kent, upstream to Eagle Lake in Wallagrass Plt. (including tributaries upstream to first road or railroad crossing): S-6, S-14, S-16. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30, total daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Flinn Pond, T1R5 WELS, Benedicta. S-24.
Galilee Pond,
T15R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Gardner Brook and tributaries, T15R9 WELS. S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Gardner Lake, T15R9 WELS. S-4, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Gilman Pond, Moro Plt. S-18.
Glancy Lake,
New Limerick. S-24.
Glazier Lake,
T18R10 WELS. S-7.
Goddard Brooks, Big and Little,
T15R5 WELS. From the red posts downstream to Square Lake: Daily limit on salmon, trout and togue: 3 fish in the aggregate, not to include more than 1 salmon, 2 trout, 2 togue. Minimum lenght limit on trout: 12 inches; only 1 may exceed 14 inches. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: S-6; Total daily bag limit for slamon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Grand Lake, North and East, The Thoroughfare between. S-7.
Grass Pond,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Green Pond,
Moro Plt. Minimum length on trout: 18 inches. S-5, S-8.
Hafey Pond,
T18R11 WELS. s-6, S-17.
Hale Pond and outlet to Hersey town line,
Moro Plt. S-4, S-18.
Hannigan Pond,
New Limerick. S-24.
Hanson Brook Lake and tributaries,
Mapleton, etc. S-4, S-23.
Horseshoe Pond,
T11R10 WELS. S-6, S-16.
Hot Brook Lake, Lower,
Bancroft, etc. (See Washington County).
Hudson Pond, Upper,
T11R10 WELS. S-5, S-8, S-21.
Hunnewell Lake and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam,
St. John Plt. S-4. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: Artificial lures only; Total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Hunter (Town Line) Pond, Linneus. S-24.
Huntley Pond,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Island Pond,
T15R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Jones Pond and tributaries, T20R11&12 WELS. S-6, S-17.
Logan Lake,
Houlton. S-6, S-18. Children 12 years of age and under may fish under the S-4 special regulation.
Long Lake,
T71R4 WELS. Madawaska, St. Agatha, etc. S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16, S-25. Only 1 salmon may exceed 16 inches. (See Also Fish River Thoroughfares).
Long Lake, T11R13, etc. See Allagash Wilderness Waterway listing under Piscataquis County.
Long Lake, Oakfield. S-24.
Lost Pond,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Lost Pond,
T15R6 WELS. S-4.
Machias River, Big.
From the confluence with the South Branch in T10R7 WELS downstream to the Aroostook River in Ashland. S-6, Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches.
Macwahoc Lakes, Upper and Lower, T2R4 WELS, Sherman,
Macwahoc Lakes, Upper and Lower, T2R4 WELS, Sherman, T3R4 WELS. S-24.
Madawaska Lake (including Little Madawaska) and tributaries upstream to the first road crossing,
T16R4 WELS, Westmanland. S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16.
Mantle Lake,
Presque Isle. fishing restricted to persons under 16 years of age and complimentary licenses holders only. S-4.
Mattaseunk Lake,
Molunkus Twp. S-24.
Mattawamkeag Lakes, Upper and Lower,
Island Falls, etc. S-24.
McKeen Lake,
T14R10 WELS. S-6, S-17.
McLean Lake and tributaries,
St. Francis. S-4, S-18.
Meduxnekeag River and tributaries upstream to the first highway crossing.
From the Maine/N.B. boundary upstream to the Rt. 1 bridge in Houlton: S-6, S-11; minimum length limit on brook trout: 10 inches; minimum length limit on brown trout: 12 inches. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: Artificial lures only, total Daily bahg limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Meduxnedeag River Drainage, Houlton, Hodgdon, etc. S-13.
Meduxnekeag River, South Branch,
Hodgdon. On that portion of the river within the Lt.d Gordon Manuel Wildlife Management Area, motorboats prohibited until July 1; after July 1 motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.
Moccasin Pond and tributaries and outlet, T14R8 WELS. From April 1 to Oct. 31: Fly fishing only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.
Monson Pond, Fort Fairfield, Easton. S-18, S-23.
Monument Brook. S-7.
Moosehead Stream (See Piscataquis County).
Mud Lake,
T17R4 WELS, etc. S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Musquacook Lakes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th), T10R11, T11R11, T12R11, WELS. S-10, S-16, S-20.
Negro Brook Lakes,
(renamed in 1979 but remain on many maps). See Pelletier Brook Lakes.
Nickerson Lake, New Limerick, etc. S-2, S-3, S-14, S-18.
North Lake. S-7.
North Pond,
T14R9 WELS, S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Number Nine Lake and tributaries, T9R3 WELS. S-4, S-18.
Pearce Brook,
Houlton. From Meduxnekeag River upstream to the Hollywood Road, so-called: fishing restricted to persons under 16 years of age and complimentary license holders only.
Pelletier Brook Lake (4th), T16R9 WELS. S-5, S-16.
Pelletier Brook Lakes (1st, 2nd, 3rd),
T16R9 WELS. S-4, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Pelletier Brook Lakes (5th and 6th), T15R9 WELS. S-4, S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inhes.
Tributaries and ooutlet: S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Perch Pond and tributaries, T15R9 WELS. S-4, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Outlet: S-19, Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Pleasant Lake, Island Falls, T4R3 WELS. S-2, S-3, S-19, S-22, S-25.
Plunkett Pond,
Benedicta, etc. S-24.
Portage Lake,
Portage Lake. S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16, S-25. No person shall operate any boat or canoe propelled by motor on that portion of Portage Lake known as the Floating Island Area, north and westerly of a line beginning at the eastern edge of the marshy peninsula running out from Hutchinson Ridge, running 50 yards outside of the floating islands in the northerly direction to the mouth of Mosquito Brook.
Pratt Lake, T11R9 WELS. S-18.
Prestile Stream.
From the confluence of Young Brook in Bridgewater dwonstream to the Maine/New Brunswick boundary: S-5. Daily limit on salmon: 1 fish; possesion limit: 2 fish.
Pushineer Pond, T15R9 WELS.S-4, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Red River and tributaries, T15R9 WELS S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Robbins Brook Pond, T12R11 WELS. S-17 Artificial flies only.
Rock Pond, Moro Plt. S-18.
Rockabema Lake,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Rock Brook and tributaries,
T15R9 WELS. S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Round Mountain Pond, T11R8 WELS. S-18.
Found Pond,
T14R8 WELS. S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16, S-20, S-25.
Rowe Lake,
T11R8 WELS. S-16.
Saint Francis River. S-7.
Saint Froid Lake,
Winterville Plt. T14R7 WELS. S-2, S-3, S-14, S-16, S-25. (See also Fish River Thoroughfares).
Saint John River. S-7.
Secret Pond,
Moro Plt. S-18.
Skitacook Lake,
T4R3 WELS, Oakfield, Weston. S-24.
Sly Brook Lake, First and Second,
New Canada Plt. S-18.
Sly Brook Lake, Third,
New Canada Plt. S-18, S-22.
Soldier Pond,
Wallagrass Plt. (See "Fish River and Soldier Pond").
Spaulding Lake,
Oakfield. S-18, S-23.
Squapan Lake,
Squapan Twp., Masardis, etc. S-3, S-19.
Square Lake,
T15R5, T16R5 WELS. S-2, S-3, S-25, S-16. Daily limit on salmon, trout and togue: 3 fish, not to include more than 1 salmon, 2 trout, 2 togue. (See Fish River thoroughfare).
Stink Pond, T15R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19; Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Timoney Lake and tributaries, Oakfield, etc. S-4. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Togue Pond and tributaries and outlet, T15R9 WELS. S-14. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Tote Road Pond and tributaries and outlet, Moro Plt. S-5, S-18. Children 12 years of age and under may fish under the S-4 special regulation.
Trafton Lake and tributaries,
Limestone. S-4.
Two Mile Pond,
T16R14, T16R13 WELS. S-4, S-18.
Ugh lake,
T12R14 WELS. S-4.
Umsaskis Lake,
T11R13 WELS. etc. (See Allagash Wilderness Waterway listing under Piscataquis County).
Upper Pond, T15R9 WELS. S-5, S-19. Minimum length on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries and outlet: S-19. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
Wallagrass Lake (3rd) and tributaries upstream to the first raod crossing, St. John Plt., St. Francis. S-6, S-16.
Wallagrass Lakes (1st and 2nd),
Wallagrass Pltd., etc. S-14, S-18.
Weeks Pond,
T11R8 WELS. S-4.
Wytopitlock Lake,
Glenwood Plt., T2R4 WELS. S-24.


SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR OPEN WATER FISHING On the following counties, waters which have exceptions to the General Law are listed. In most cases, the exception will be one of the codes listed below and may affect only a portion of the regulations that govern that particular body of water, i.e., only the bag limit on salmon is different from the General Law in which case it would read as follows: Smith Pond, Anytown. S-22. All other provisions of general law would apply.
  • S-1: Closed to the taking smelts.
  • S-2: Closed to the taking of smelts, except by hook and line.
  • S-3: Tributaries closed to the taking of smelts.
  • S-4: Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited. (The use of dead fish, salmon eggs, worms is permitted).
  • S-5: Fly fishing only.
  • S-6: Artificial lures only.
  • S-7: Boundary waters with New Brunswick. SEE BOUNDARY WATERS BETWEEN MAINE AND NEW BRUNSWICK
  • S-8: Daily bag limit on trout: 1 fish.
  • S-9: Border waters with New Hampshire.
  • S-10: Daily bag limit on togue: 1 fish.
  • S-11: Daily bag limit on salmon, trout & togue: 2 fish in the aggregate.
  • S-12: No size or bag limit on bass and pickerel.
  • S-13: No size or bag limit on bass.
  • S-14: Daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 3 fish in the aggregate, not to include more than 2 salmon, 2 trout, 2 togue.
  • S-15: From April 1 to June 20, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish; all bass longer than 12 inches must be released; from June 21 to September 30, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish between 10 and 12 inches except that 1 may exceed 16 inches.
  • S-16: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.
  • S-17: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
  • S-18: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 8 inches.
  • S-19: Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish.
  • S-20: Daily bag limit on whitefish: 3 fish.
  • S-21: Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches.
  • S-22: Daily bag limit on salmon: 1 fish.
  • S-23: Open to fishing October 1 - October 31; artificial lures only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.
  • S-24: Open to fishing October 1 to November 30; all trout, landlocked salmon, togue and bass must be released alive at once.
  • S-25: Smelts may be taken by use of 3 single-baited hooks spaced a minimum of four inches apart.

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