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These pages are being provided for your information, and to help you to better understand the fishing regulations in Northern Maine. If you would like information on a particular body of water, and you know the county it is in, just click on the county name below and look up that particular body of water.

2007-2008 Maine Ice Fishing Laws and Rules

NOTE: Don’t Throw Out Your 2007-2008 Ice Fishing Law Book! The regulations are in effect for another year, through March 31, 2009.
Effective Ice-in 2007 - March 31, 2009

Each revision of this publication shall, upon filing with the Secretary of State, constitute an official consolidation of fishing rules as printed.

If you would like to receive an official copy of the 2007-2008 Maine Ice Fishing Laws and Rules, please send your request by email or call us at (207) 287-8000.

IF&W Regional Headquarters
Ashland (207) 435-3231 Greenville (207) 695-3756
Bangor (207) 941-4440 Jonesboro (207) 434-5925
(Note: There are no Game Wardens present at this location.)
Enfield (207) 732-4131
(Note: There are no Game Wardens present at this location.)
Sidney (207) 547-5300
Gray (207) 657-2345 Strong (207) 778-3322
(Note: There are no Game Wardens present at this location.)
If you are in need of the services of a Game Warden call the Regional Communication Center nearest you at the following toll-free numbers.

NOTE! The Regional Communication Center numbers may be used to report a fire, ONLY if a warden or forest ranger cannot be reached.

To report wildfire arson, contact the Maine Forest Service, Department of Conservation at 1-800-987-0257.

Augusta 1-800-452-4664 Houlton 1-800-924-2261
Gray 1-800-482-0730 Orono 1-800-432-7381


The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife receives federal funds from U.S. Department of the Interior. Accordingly, all programs must be operated free from discrimination in regard to race, color, national origin, age, or disability. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against should write to the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.

Comments & Complaints

If you wish to make a comment about any member of the Department, please come to or call the closest IF&W office and talk to the appropriate staff member. Written comments should be mailed to: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041. Receipt of your correspondence will be formally acknowledged in writing.


General Laws

How do I find the fishing regulations on the water(s) I want to fish?
New Regulations for 2007-2008 Ice Fishing Season
General Regulations & Guidelines
Seasons/Bag/Possession/Minimum Length Limits
Special Regulations (S-Codes)

Definitions, Laws and Guidelines

Definitions
Laws Pertaining to Licenses
Laws Pertaining to Bait Dealers/Use of Live Bait
Laws Regarding Ice Fishing Shacks

Special Exceptions by County

County Map (Map of Maine counties)

Androscoggin
Aroostook
Cumberland
Franklin
Hancock
Kennebec
Knox
Lincoln
Oxford
Penobscot
Piscataquis
Sagadahoc
Somerset
Waldo
Washington
York

International Boundary and Border Waters

Border Waters Between Maine and New Hampshire
Boundary Waters Between Maine and New Brunswick

General Information

Fish Consumption Advisories/Warnings on Eating Fish (off-site)
Fishing Derbies & Tournaments
Free Fishing Days
Ice Conditions/Ice Thickness Chart
Indian Territory
Kids Waters
Fish Identification
Tips for Catching and Releasing Fish

Free Fishing Days: February 16-17, 2008

Free ice fishing days will take place on Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding President’s Day each year. Any person, except those whose license has been revoked or suspended, may fish on these days without a license. All other laws and regulations apply.

How do I find the fishing regulations on the water(s) I want to fish?
  • Determine the town and county of the body of water you will be fishing.
  • Read the instructions under the county heading - they are not all the same. Sometimes if the waterbody is not listed, it is open to fishing, while other times if the waterbody is not listed, it is closed to all ice fishing, so please make sure to read the special county information below the county heading.
  • Look for the body of water you wish to fish.
  • Read all the codes relating to that water.
  • An S-code refers to Special Regulations listed below.
  • Most brooks, streams, and rivers are closed to ice fishing. Any that are open are listed.
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Special Regulations (S-Codes)
S-1 Closed to the taking of smelts.
S-2 No longer used.
S-3 No longer used.
S-4: Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited.
S-5: Daily bag limit on togue: 3 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches, only one may exceed 18 inches.
S-6: Daily bag limit on togue: 6 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches, only one may exceed 23 inches.
S-7: Boundary waters with New Brunswick.
S-8: Restricted to two lines per person.
S-9: Border waters with New Hampshire.
S-10: Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 3 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches.
S-11: Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish; All bass between 13 and 18 inches must be released alive at once.
S-12: No longer used.
S-13: No size or bag limit on bass.
S-14: Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish; All bass between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once.
S-15: Daily bag limit on trout: (includes splake) 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches, only one may exceed 12 inches.
S-16: Daily bag limit on trout: (includes splake) 2 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches, only one may exceed 14 inches.
S-17: Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 16 inches.
S-18: Total daily bag limit on trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit: 18 inches.
S-19: Daily limit on trout: 2 fish.
S-20: Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.
S-21: Daily bag limit on trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches.
S-22: Daily limit on landlocked salmon: 1 fish.
S-23: Daily limit on togue: 1 fish.
S-24: Open to fishing for children under 16 years of age. Restricted to two lines per person. Daily limit on trout: 2 fish.
Special regulations may apply to waters in any county. Whenever any water is followed by an S-Code you must refer back to this table to determine which special regulations apply.
New Regulations for 2007-2008

The following are some of the more significant general rule changes for the 2007-2008 ice fishing season. In addition there are numerous changes on individual waters.

  • Night fishing. Except as otherwise provided by rule, all waters open to ice fishing are open to ice fishing 24 hours a day. All lines must be under the immediate supervision of the person who set them. Exception: All lines set at night for cusk must be visited at least once every hour by the person who set them.
  • The minimum length limit on bass in lakes and ponds has been decreased from 12 inches to 10 inches. See length limits on bass.
  • The terms "trout" and brook trout" now include Arctic char. See terms.
County Map

Maine County Map

General Length, Bag and Possession Limits
Seasons

Season dates are listed at the beginning of each county. Most brooks, streams, and rivers are closed to ice fishing. Any that are open are listed.
Bag Limit

Any legal fish, except baitfish and smelts, taken from inland waters shall be immediately released alive into the water from which it was taken or shall be killed at once. Any fish killed becomes part of the daily bag limit.
Special Regulations

The daily bag limits, possession limits, and the minimum length limits listed below apply to waters that are open to ice fishing which do not have special regulations stating otherwise. Be sure to carefully read the instructions for each county.
Daily Bag and Possession Limits for Salmon, Trout, Togue 5 fish in the aggregate, not to include more than the following from all waters open to ice fishing.
Species
Daily Bag and Possession Limit
Landlocked Salmon
2
Rainbow Trout
2
Togue (Lake Trout)
2
Brown Trout
2
Brook Trout (including Splake)
5*
  • The term "trout" when used alone includes brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, arctic char (sunapee trout and blueback trout), and splake.
  • The term "brook trout" also includes splake and arctic char (sunapee trout and blueback trout).

*On lakes and ponds in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and York counties: The daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

Other Species
Bass* 1
Pickerel 10
Whitefish 3
Smelts 2 quarts**
Other Species No limit restrictions
* The term "bass" means black bass, including largemouth and smallmouth.

**A person who holds a valid Maine fishing license may take smelts for recreational purposes only from the inland waters or portions of inland waters that are naturally free of ice with a dip net in the usual and ordinary way from noon to 2:00 a.m. in accordance with bag limits established by rule.

Bag limits established by rule under this paragraph are for a 24-hour period, beginning at noon on a given day and ending at 11:59 a.m.the following day. A person may not keep more than 5 dozen smelts alive as part of that person's daily bag limit.

A person may not take smelts with a dip net unless that dip net meets the requirements under section 10001, subsection 12-A.

Minimum Length Limits
Species
Lakes and Ponds
Rivers, Brooks, and Streams
Landlocked Salmon*
14 inches
14 inches
Togue (Lake Trout)
18 inches
18 inches
Brown Trout*
14 inches
6 inches
Rainbow Trout
12 inches
6 inches
Brook Trout *(including splake and arctic char)
6 inches*
6 inches
Bass
10 inches
10 inches
Other Species
No length restrictions
No length restrictions
Exceptions: * See Washington County for maximum length limit on landlocked salmon and brown trout for Washington County.

 

WARNING It is illegal to release unused live fish bait into any waters.
Do not dump your bait bucket!

It is unlawful to introduce fish (including baitfish) or fish eggs into public or private waters without first obtaining a permit from the Department. Violation of this law can result in fines of up to $10,000!
General Laws Pertaining to Ice Fishing

Advance baiting.

It is unlawful to deposit any meat, bones, dead fish or other food material for the purpose of luring fish.

Bait containers.

A person who sells bait may not provide or sell the bait in containers that are composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam plastic. This does not apply to baitfish.

Closed waters.

All inland waters including those in Indian Territory are closed to ice fishing except those which have been opened by rule.

County lines.

Where county lines divide a body of water, the more liberal county rule shall apply to the entire body of water.

Cusk lines.

All lines set at night (sunset to sunrise) for cusk must be visited at least once every hour by the person who set them.

Dip net.

Except when taking smelts in a tributary or within 100 feet of the mouth of a tributary, a device consisting of a rigid frame filled with netting, firmly attached to a rigid handle and manually operated by a single person; and when used to take smelts in a tributary or within 100 feet of the mouth of a tributary, a device consisting of a rigid circular frame that is not more than 24 inches in diameter as measured at any point on the hoop, filled with netting, firmly attached to a rigid handle and manually operated by a single person. (Section 1001, subsection 12-A)

Failure to label fish.

It is unlawful to keep black bass, landlocked salmon, togue or trout at any sporting camp, hotel or public lodging place without attaching to the fish the name and address of the person who caught them.

Five line restriction.

Unless otherwise provided by rule, a person may fish through the ice with not more than 5 lines.

Ice Fishing.

Taking freshwater fish during the ice fishing season through man-made openings in the ice by the use of ice fishing devices.

Ice Fishing Device.

Any device used to take fish through the ice including a trap (tip-up), jig stick, rod in hand or handline. Except that a person engaged in taking smelts and baitfish may do so in accordance with the laws and rules governing these activities.

Ice Fishing Trap (Tip-up).

An ice fishing device for storing line, designed to be set through the ice and to indicate when something has disturbed the bait attached thereto.

Illegal fishing.

It is unlawful to fish other than by the use of a single baited hook and line, artificial flies, artificial lures and spinners, except that this restriction does not apply to hook and line smelt fishing. All other rules and regulations governing the taking of smelt apply. Use of a gaff is unlawful.

Illegal use of antifreeze.

Adding substances containing ethylene glycol or other antifreeze agents to waters of this State is a violation of Title 38, §413.

Lead sinkers.

It is unlawful to sell a lead sinker for fishing that weighs 1/2 ounce or less. This does not include artificial lures, weighted line or lines, or jigheads.

Litter.

It is unlawful to dispose of litter (which includes abandoned ice fishing shacks) anywhere in this State except in areas or receptacles designed for that purpose. Convicted violators face fines up to $200 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent offenses.

Marking fish.

It is unlawful to tag, fin clip, or otherwise mark any fish to be released alive into inland waters without expressed written consent from the Commissioner.

Minimum legal length.

Minimum legal length is total length of a fish measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail with the lobes of the tail squeezed together.

Night fishing.

Except as otherwise provided by rule, all waters open to ice fishing are open to ice fishing 24 hours a day. All lines must be under the immediate supervision of the person who set them. Exception. All lines set at night for cusk must be visited at least once every hour by the person who set them.

Notice of submerged vehicle.

The owner of any motor vehicle or snowmobile which becomes submerged or partially submerged in the waters of the State shall immediately notify the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife of the event and the location of the vehicle. The owner shall be legally liable for removal and pay any damages resulting from the submersion or removal. The vehicle shall be removed within 30 days (same day if public water supply).

Open water fishing.

Taking freshwater fish during the open water fishing season by means of hook and line in hand or attached to a rod, or by casting or trolling artificial flies, lures, or baited hooks, provided that the person angling does not take fish through the ice, from the ice, or from any object supported by the ice.

Possession limit.

A person shall not possess at any time more fish than he may lawfully take in one day.

Removal of heads and tails - species identification.

It is unlawful to alter the length of landlocked salmon, trout, lake trout, lake whitefish, and black bass unless the fish are being prepared for immediate cooking. It is unlawful to possess or transport fish dressed in such a manner that the species of fish cannot be identified, unless the fish are being prepared for immediate cooking (smoking does not constitute cooking).

Sale of certain fish prohibited.

It is unlawful to buy or sell, directly or indirectly, any landlocked salmon, trout, togue, black bass, white perch, or pickerel.

Special bag limit.

Whenever any waters have a special bag limit, no person shall possess more than one day's bag limit taken from those waters.

Supervision of lines.

All lines must be under the immediate supervision of the person who set them.

Ten acre ponds.

All ponds of ten acres or less formed on brooks, streams or rivers are governed by the same fishing rules which apply to the brook, stream or river on which the pond is situated, whether the pond is natural or artificial. (This does not apply to private ponds.)

Laws Regarding Placement of Ice Fishing Shacks
  • It is illegal for any person who owns any shack or temporary structure used for ice fishing to place or allow the shack or structure to be placed on the ice of any inland water more than 3 days before the water is opened to ice fishing.
  • Any ice fishing shack left for more than 15 days on property not owned by the person owning the shack, without permission of the landowner, is considered abandoned and may be removed or destroyed by the landowner. The landowner may recover any costs incurred for removal or destruction of the shack through civil action.
  • All ice fishing shacks, while on the ice of any inland waters, must be labeled on the outside in 2-inch letters with the name and address of the owner. Ice fishing shacks must be removed from the ice of inland waters within 3 days after those waters close to ice fishing. (This also applies on border waters with New Hampshire.
Androscoggin County

To Use This Androscoggin County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Androscoggin County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Androscoggin River. A, S-19. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout: 12 inches. Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish between 12 and 15 inches, artificial lures only for bass. Open to open water fishing (see open water fishing booklet).

Auburn Lake, Auburn. C. No motor vehicles on ice (ATVs and snowmobiles exempted.)

Bartlett Pond, Livermore. C

Basin, The, Auburn. A

Bear Ponds, Big & Little, Turner and Hartford (Oxford County). A

Berry Pond, Greene. A

Black (Snake) Pond, Turner. A

Hooper Pond, Greene. A

Island Pond, Leeds. A

Lard Pond, Turner. A

Long Pond, Livermore. A

Loon Pond, Sabattus. A

Moose Hill Pond, Livermore Falls. A

Mud Pond, Mechanic Falls. A

Mud Pond, Turner. A

Nelson Pond, Livermore. C

Nezinscot River from the Central Maine Power Company transmission line crossing said river approximately 500 yards below the junction with Martin Stream to the dam in Turner Village. A

Pleasant Pond, Turner. B, S-15

Runaround (Stone Mill) Pond, Durham. A

Sabattus Pond, Greene, Wales, and Sabattus. A, S-20

Sandy Bottom Pond, Turner. A

Schoolhouse Pond, Livermore Falls. A

Spear Pond, Sabattus. A

Sutherland Pond, Sabattus. A

Thompson Lake, Poland (see Oxford County).

Wilson Pond, Little, Turner and Auburn. C

Aroostook County

To Use This Aroostook County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED to all ice fishing.

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

Also see Boundary water rules between Maine and New Brunswick. These waters are listed as S-7.

 

Arnold Brook Lake, Presque Isle. B, S-19

Beau Lake, T19R11, T20R11, T20R12. B

Black River, Big, T14R15 from the confluence of Five Mile Brook upriver to the confluence of Depot Stream. B, S-19

Bracket Lake, Weston. A

Bradbury Lake, New Limerick. A

Caribou Lake, Island Falls. T3R4. A

Carr Pond, T13R8. B, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-16, S-23

Chandler Lake, T9R8. B, S-16

Cochrane Lake, Smyrna, New Limerick. B, S-16

County Road Lake, New Limerick. A

Cross Lake, T16R5, T17R5. S-16, Open to ice fishing for smelts and cusk at night only (from sunset to sunrise) from January 1 – January 14; THEN open to ice fishing for all fish from January 15 – March 15.

Crystal Lake, Hersey. A

Deering (or Longfellow) Lake, Orient and Weston. B, S-13, S-19

Drew’s Lake (also called Meduxnekeag Lake), Oakfield, New Limerick and Linneus. B, S-19

Eagle Lake, Wallagrass, Eagle Lake, T16R5, T16R6. Open to ice fishing for smelts and cusk at night only (from sunset to sunrise) from January 1 – January 14; THEN open to ice fishing for all fish from January 15 – March 15: S-6, S-10, S-16.

East Lake, T17R14. B, S-4

Faulkner Lake, Weston. A

Flinn Pond, T1R5 and Benedicta. A

Glancy Lake, New Limerick. A

Glazier Lake, T18 R10. S-7

Grand Lake, East. S-7

Green Pond, New Limerick. A

Hannigan Pond, New Limerick. A

Haywire Pond, T1R5, Benedicta. A

Hodgdon Mill Pond, Hodgdon. A

Hot Brook Lake, Lower, Bancroft (see Washington County).

Hunter or Town Line Pond, Linneus. A

Long Lake, Oakfield. A

Long Lake, St. Agatha, T17R3, T17R4, Madawaska. S-16, Open to ice fishing for smelts and cusk at night only (from sunset to sunrise) from January 1 – January 14; THEN open to ice fishing for all fish from January 15 – March 15. Only 1 landlocked salmon may exceed 16 inches.

Longley Lake, Orient. A

Machias Lake, Big, T12R8. B. Open to ice fishing for smelts from the time the ice forms in the fall until March 31.

Machias Lake, Little, Nashville Plantation. B

Macwahoc Lake, Upper, Sherman, T3R4. A

Macwahoc Lake, Lower, T2R4. A

Madawaska Lake, (including Little Madawaska Lake, so called), T16R4 WELS; Westmanland. Open to ice fishing from February 15 - March 31, S-19. Regulation is repealed effective March 31, 2008.

Mattaseunk Lake, Molunkus. A

Mattawamkeag Lake, Upper and Lower, Island Falls and T4R3. A

McNally Pond, Upper, T11R10 WELS. B, S-19

Molunkus Lake, T1 R5, Molunkus, Macwahoc. B

Mud Pond, T4R3, Oakfield. A

Musquacook Lakes, First, Second and Third, T11R11, T12R 11. B, S-6, S-16. Closed to the taking of whitefish.

Nickerson Lake, New Limerick, Linneus. B, S-5, S-19.

North Lake, Orient Township. S-7

Pleasant Lake, Island Falls, T4R3. B, S-13, S-19, S-22. Open to ice fishing for smelts from the time the ice forms in the fall until March 31.

Plunkett Pond, Benedicta, Silver Ridge. A

Portage Lake, Portage Lake Township. B, S-10, S-16.

Portland Lake, Bridgewater. B

Pratt Lake, T11 R9. B

Reed Pond, Macwahoc. A

Rock Crusher Pond, Island Falls. B, S-24

Rowe Lake, T11R8. B, S-19

Skitacook Lake, Oakfield, T4R3. A

Spaulding Lake, Oakfield. B, S-19. Open to ice fishing for smelts from the time the ice forms in the fall until March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 5 fish.

Squa Pan Lake, T1OR4, T11R4, Masardis, Ashland. B, S-19. Open to ice fishing for smelts from the time the ice forms in the fall until March 31.

Square Lake, T15R5, T16R5. Open to ice fishing for smelts and cusk at night only (from sunset to sunrise) from January 1 – January 14; THEN open to ice fishing for all fish from January 15 – March 15: S-10, S-16.

St. Croix Lake, T8R4, T7R4. B

St. Froid Lake, Winterville Plantation, T14R7WELS. B, S-10, S-16. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches.

Sucker Lake, Weston. A

The Thoroughfare, between North and East Grand Lakes. S-7

Umcolcus Lake, T7R5, T8R5. B. Open to ice fishing for smelts from the time the ice forms in the fall until March 31.

Wheelock Lake, St. John Plt. B

Wytopitlock Lake, Glenwood, T2R4. A

Before venturing on the ice, check ice conditions.
Cumberland County

To Use This Cumberland County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Cumberland County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Adams Pond, Bridgton. C

Aldens Pond, Gorham. C

Androscoggin River. (see Androscoggin County)

Beaver Pond, Bridgton. A

Bonny Eagle Pond, Standish. A

Brown Pond, Sebago. A

Capisic Pond, Portland. A

Clark Pond, Portland. A

Coffee Pond, Casco. C

Collins Pond, Windham. A

Crystal Lake, Harrison. B, S-17.

Duck Pond, Little, Windham. A

Dumpling Pond, Casco. A

Farwell Bog, Raymond. A

Forest Lake, Gray and Cumberland. A

Great Pond, Cape Elizabeth. A

Half Moon Pond, Baldwin. A

Hinkley Pond, Upper, South Portland. A

Holt Pond, Bridgton. A

Ingalls Pond, Baldwin. A

Ingalls Pond (Foster’s), Bridgton. B, S-1

Island Pond, Harrison. B, S-13

Lily Pond, New Gloucester. C

Mariners Pond, Sebago. A

Middle Pond, Sebago and Hiram. A

Mild (Mile) Pond, Falmouth. A

Mill Pond, Windham. A

Moose Pond, Bridgton, etc. B, S-17, S-22

Mud Ponds, Upper & Lower, Windham. C

North Gorham Pond, Windham, Gorham. B, Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon and trout: 1 fish in the aggregate.

Notched Pond, Gray, Raymond. A

Nubble Pond, Raymond. A

Otter Ponds (#1, #2, #3, #4), Standish. A

Otter Pond, Bridgton. A

Owl Pond, Casco. A

Parker Pond, Casco. A

Peabody Pond, Naples and Sebago. C (except that cusk fishing is permitted from sunset to sunrise with 5 lines.)

Perley Pond, Sebago. A

Pleasant Lake, Casco (also see Oxford County). B, S-17, S-22

Presumpscot River. A, Closed to ice fishing is that portion of the Presumpscot River from Outlet Dam at Sebago downstream to the confluence with North Gorham Pond. See regulations for North Gorham Pond. From the North Gorham Pond Dam downstream to tidewater: S-19.

Richville Mill Pond, Standish. A

Saco River from New Hampshire border to tidewater: B.

Sanborn’s Mill Pond, West Baldwin. A

Sebago Lake, Naples, etc. B. Daily bag limit on togue: 6 fish; minimum length limit on togue: 14 inches; only one may exceed 23 inches. Trout and landlocked salmon may not be taken by ice fishing. Lake and tributaries: S-1. CLOSED to ice fishing is that portion of Sebago Lake within 3,000 feet of a red post on the shore marking a point between the 2 Portland Water District intakes. Also closed is the area within 100 feet of the Standish intake. 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).

Southeast Pond, Sebago (also Oxford County). A

Tarkill Pond, Windham. A

Thompson Lake (See Oxford County)

Thorn Pond, Baldwin. A

Watchic Lake, Little, Standish. A

Franklin County

To Use This Franklin County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED to all ice fishing. This includes waters in Indian Territory.

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Franklin County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Androscoggin River. (see Androscoggin County).

Ballard Pond, Farmington, Temple. A

Baud’s (Daggett’s) Pond, New Vineyard. A

Chain of Ponds, Chain of Ponds. B

Clearwater Pond, Industry and Farmington. B, S-5.

Crowell Pond, Chesterville, New Sharon (also Kennebec County). A

Drury Pond, Temple. A

Fellows Pond, Chesterville. A

Flagstaff Lake (also Somerset County). A

Gammon Pond, Freeman and New Portland. A

Greenbush Pond, Jim Pond Township. A

Haley Pond, Rangeley and Dallas. B, S-4

Halfmoon Pond, Carthage. A

Horseshoe Pond, Chesterville. A

Lily Pond, New Vineyard. A

Locke Pond, Chesterville. A

Lufkin Pond, Phillips. B

Mill Pond, New Vineyard. A

Mud Pond, Chesterville. A

Mud Pond, Jay. A

Norcross Pond, Chesterville. A

North Pond, Chesterville. A

Parker Pond (Mirror Lake, Parkis Pond), Jay. A

Pease Pond, Wilton. A

Porter Lake, Strong and New Vineyard. B, S-5, S-13, S-22.

Round Pond, Chesterville. A

Sand Pond, Chesterville. A

Shallow Pond, Jim Pond Township. A

Taylor Hill Pond, Strong. A

Toothaker Pond, Phillips. B, S-4, S-24

Walton’s Mill Pond, Farmington. A

Weathering Pond, Eustis. A

Webb Lake, Weld. B

Wilson Pond, Wilton. B, S-5.

Hancock County

To Use This Hancock County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print or an asterisk* will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

*See Indian Territory.

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

Alamoosook Lake, Orland. A.

Alligator Lake, T28MD, T34MD. B, S-8, S-21, S-22. All landlocked salmon between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once.

Anderson Pond, T10SD. B, S-19

Aunt Betty’s Pond, Bar Harbor. C

Beech Hill Pond, Otis. B, S-6, S-13.

Birch Harbor Pond, Winter Harbor. C

Black Pond, Sedgwick. A

Blunt Pond, Lamoine. A

Bogus Meadow Pond, T7SD. C

Bracey Pond, T34. A

Branch Lake, Ellsworth. B, S-16. Closed to the taking of brown trout; all brown trout must be released alive at once without removal from the water.

Brandy Pond. T39MD. A

Breakneck Ponds, Lower & Upper, Bar Harbor. C

Bubble Pond, Bar Harbor. B, S-8, S-19

Burnt Pond, Otis, Dedham, Clifton. C, No person shall ice fish at Burnt and Floods Ponds; no person shall engage in any recreational activity whatsoever - within the area situated between Floods Pond and Burnt Pond.

Burntland Lake, T35MD. B, S-16, Fishing restricted to 1 line per person. Artificial lures only.

Burntland Pond, Stonington. A, S-13

Chain Lake, Middle, T4ND.*

Chain Lake, Upper, T4ND.*

Chalk Pond, Beddington, Township 22. A

Craig Pond, Orland. B, S-8. Closed to the taking of togue.

Crystal Pond, T40 MD. C

Dead River, Orland. A

Debec Pond, Amherst. C

Deer Lake, Township. 34. A

Donnell Pond, Franklin, T9SD. B, S-13, S-22.

Duck Lake, T4ND. B, S-19, Closed to the taking of togue.

Duck Pond, Franklin. A

Duck Pond, Little, Ellsworth and Dedham. A

Ducktail Pond, Amherst. C

Eagle Lake, Bar Harbor. B, S-19

Eagle Lake, Township. 34. A

Echo Lake, Mt. Desert. B, S-8, S-16

Echo Lake, Little, Mt. Desert. C

First (Billings) Pond, Blue Hill. B, S-16

Floods Pond, Otis. C, No person shall ice fish at Burnt and Floods Ponds; no person shall engage in any recreational activity whatsoever within the area situated between Floods Pond and Burnt Pond.

Forbes Pond, Gouldsboro. A, S-15

Fourth Pond, Blue Hill. A

Fox Pond, T10SD. C

Gassabias Lake, T41MD. A

Georges Pond, Franklin. B, S-11.

Goose Pond, Swans Island, B, S-4, S-15

Graham Lake, Ellsworth, Mariaville, Waltham, and Township 8. A

Great Pond, Franklin. A

Great Pond, Great Pond Township. B, S-11.

Green Lake, Ellsworth, Dedham. B, S-11, S-23. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches.

Hadlock Pond, Upper, Mt. Desert, C

Half Mile Pond, Amherst. B, S-15

Half Mile Pond, Aurora. C

Half Moon Pond, Bar Harbor. C

Hamilton Pond, Bar Harbor. A, S-11.

Harriman Pond, Dedham. C

Hatcase Pond, Dedham. C

Heart’s Pond, Orland. B, S-8, S-18

Hodgdon Pond, Tremont, Mt. Desert. A

Hopkins Pond, Mariaville, Clifton. B, S-8, S-19, S-23.

Hothole Pond, Orland. A

Hurd Pond, Dedham. A

Jacob Buck Pond, Bucksport. B, S-21

Jordan Pond, Mt. Desert. B, S-6.

Killman Pond, T4ND. *

King Pond. T33. C

Lead Mountain Ponds, Lower and Middle, Township 28. A

Leonard Lake, Ellsworth. A

Lily Pond, Deer Isle. C

Lily Pond, Gouldsboro. A, S-13

Little (Horseshoe) Pond, Franklin. C

Little Pond, Township 33. A

Long Pond, Aurora and Plantation 33. C

Long Pond, Bucksport. A

Long Pond, Mt. Desert and Southwest Harbor. B, S-13, S-22.

Long Pond, Seal Harbor. C

Long Pond, Sullivan. C

Long Pond, T10SD. C

Long Pond, Little, T10SD. B, S-16

Loon Pond, T40MD. C

Lovejoy Pond, T34MD. C

Middle Branch Bog, Aurora. A

Middle Branch Pond, Lower, Aurora. A

Middle Branch Pond, Upper, Aurora. C

Mill Pond, Franklin. A

Mitchell Pond, Dedham. C

Morancy Pond, Sullivan. A

Molasses Pond, Eastbrook. B, S-13

Morrison Pond, Otis. A

Morrison Pond, Township 3. A

Moulton Pond, Dedham, Bucksport. C

Mountainy Pond, Dedham. A, S-15

Mud Pond, Bucksport. A

Mud Pond, Great Pond Township. A

Muddy Pond, Otis. A

Myrick Pond, T10 SD. B, S-4

Narraguagus Lake, T16MD, T9SD,T10SD. C

Noyes (Norris) Pond, Blue Hill. C

Otter Bog, T9SD. A

Oxhead Pond, Lower, T40 MD. A

Oxhead Pond, Middle, T40MD. A

Oxhead Pond, Upper, T40MD. C

Parker Pond, Brooksville. A

Partridge Pond, Amherst. C

Passadumkeag River, T3ND. (Also Penobscot County). A, except that portion of the River upstream from the confluence with Nicatous Stream is closed to ice fishing.

Patten Pond, Lower, Surry, Ellsworth. B, S-13, All brown trout caught must be released alive at once.

Phillips Lake, Dedham. S-6, S-8. Landlocked salmon may be kept only in February and March. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 2 fish, only 1 of which may exceed 18 inches. All brown trout caught must be released alive at once.

Pickerel Pond, T32MD. A, S-24 No motor vehicles allowed.

Pierce Pond, Penobscot. A

Pistol Lake, Lower.*

Pistol Lake, Middle, T4ND.*

Pistol Lake, Side, T3ND & T4ND.*

Pistol Lake, Upper, T4ND.*

Rift Pond. T33. C

Rocky Pond, Orland. A

Rocky Pond, Otis. A

Rocky Pond, Township 22. A

Rocky Pond, Little, Dedham. A

Round Pond, Mt. Desert. B, S-13, S-19

Round Pond, Little, Mt. Desert. A

Round Pond and outlet, T10SD. B, S-8, S-13, S-16.

Sabao Lake, Lower, T35 MD. A

Salmon Pond, T10SD. C

Scammon Pond, Eastbrook. A

Second Pond, Dedham. B, S-19

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

Silver Lake, Bucksport. A

Simmons Pond, Hancock. C

Snake Pond, Brooksville. A

Snowshoe Pond, Amherst. C

Somes Pond, Mt. Desert. A

Spencer Pond, T3ND. C

Sperry Pond, Blue Hill. C

Springy Pond, Lower, Otis. B, S-16

Styles Lake, T35MD. A

The Tarn, Bar Harbor. C

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

Tilden Pond, T10SD. B, S-19

Titcomb Pond, T32MD. B, S-8, S-19

Toddy Pond, Surry. B, S-5, S-19.

Trout Pond, Amherst. C

Trout Pond, T40MD. C

Tunk Lake, T7SD, T10SD, Sullivan. B, S-1, S-6, S-16, S-22. All landlocked salmon between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once.

Tunk Lake, Little, Sullivan. B, Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 8 inches; fishing restricted to 1 line; artificial lures only.

Unknown Lakes, Middle and Lower, T4ND. A, Closed to the taking of bass.

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

Webb Pond, Little, Waltham. A

West Lake, T3ND, T40MD. B, S-13, S-19.

Witch Hole Pond, Bar Harbor. B, S-19. Fishing restricted to 1 line; artificial lures only.

Wight Pond, Penobscot. A

Williams Pond, Bucksport. A

Wormwood Pond, Ellsworth. A

Young’s Pond, Otis. C

Remember to always carry out what you carry in.
Kennebec County

To Use This Kennebec County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Kennebec County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Androscoggin Lake, Wayne, Leeds (see Androscoggin County).

Annabessacook Lake, Monmouth and Winthrop. A, S-14.

Basin Pond, Fayette. C

Bean Pond, Sidney. A

Berry Pond, Wayne, Winthrop. A

Black Pond, Vienna. A

Bog Pond, Monmouth, Leeds. A

Bog Pond (Apple Valley Lake), Winthrop. A

Boody Pond, Vienna. C

Brainard Pond, Readfield. A

Burgess Pond, Fayette. A

Carlton Pond, Winthrop. C

Chamberlain Pond, Belgrade. C

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

Cobbosseecontee Stream, Gardiner, West Gardiner, Litchfield. S-14.

  • From the dam on Cobbossee Lake, Manchester to the upstream side of the Collins Mill Dam, West Gardiner, B.
  • From the downstream side of the Collins Mill Dam, West Gardiner to head of tide in Gardiner, open per Class A.

Crowell Pond, Vienna (see Franklin County).

Dam Pond, Augusta. A

David Pond, Fayette. A

Dead Stream, Readfield (below Mill Dam). A

Dead Stream Pond, Mt. Vernon. A

Desert Pond, Mt. Vernon. C

Dexter Pond, Winthrop, Wayne. A

Doctor Pond, Sidney. A

Dutton Pond, China. A

East Pond, Oakland, Smithfield (also Somerset County). B

Echo Lake, Readfield, Fayette, Mt. Vernon. Open to ice fishing for all fish during the months of January and February only. S-8, (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-22, S-23.

Egypt Pond, Vienna, Chesterville. C

Emery (Mud) Pond, Sidney. A

Evans Pond, China. A

Evers (Anderson) Pond, Augusta. A

Fox Pond, Windsor. A

Givens (Longfellow) Pond, Windsor (also Lincoln County). A

Gould Pond, Sidney. C

Greeley Pond, Augusta. A

Hamilton Pond, Belgrade. A

Hopkins Pond, Mt. Vernon. A

Horseshoe Pond, Litchfield and West Gardiner. A

Hutchinson (Hudson or Sanborn) Pond, Manchester and Farmingdale. A

Ingham Pond, Mt. Vernon. A

Jamies (Jimmie) Pond, Farmingdale and Manchester. C

Jimmy Pond, Litchfield. A

Joe Pond, Sidney and Belgrade. A

Johnson Pond, Waterville. C

Joice Pond, Pittston and Whitefield. A

Kennebec River. (see Somerset County).

Kezar Pond, Winthrop. A

Kidder Pond, Vienna. A

Kimball Pond, Vienna and New Sharon. C

Lily Pond, Sidney. A

Little Pond, Rome. A

Long Pond, Rome, Belgrade, and Mt. Vernon. B Including Ingham Pond, Stoney Brook Deadwater to Stony Brook, Lost Pond (so called), and Belgrade Stream to Wings Mills Dam. Open to fishing for all fish except landlocked salmon, trout, and bass. All landlocked salmon, trout, and bass must be released immediately without removal from the water.

Long Pond, Windsor. A Maximum length on landlocked salmon and brown trout: 25 inches.

Loon Pond, Litchfield. A

Lovejoy Pond, Albion. A

Lovejoy Pond, Wayne, Fayette and Readfield. A

Maranacook Lake, Winthrop, Readfield. B, S-5.

Messalonskee Stream. A

Minnehonk Lake, Mt. Vernon. B, S-16

Moody Pond, Windsor. A

Moose Pond, Mt. Vernon. A

Mosher Pond, Fayette. A

Mud Pond, Fayette. A

Mud Pond, Monmouth. A

Mud Pond, Mt. Vernon. A

Mud Pond, Winslow and China. A

Mud Pond, Windsor and Augusta. A

Muddy Pond, Wayne. A

Muldoon Pond, China. A

Narrows Pond, Upper and Lower Winthrop. B, No ice fishing within 500 feet of the intake pipe on Upper Narrows.

Nehumkeag Pond, Pittston. A

North Pond, Rome, and Smithfield (also Somerset County). A

Parker Pond, Mt. Vernon, Vienna, and Fayette. Open to ice fishing for all fish during the month of January only. S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk).

Pattee Pond, Winslow. A

Pickerel Pond, Wayne. A

Pleasant (Mud) Pond, Gardiner, Litchfield and West Gardiner, including Cobbosseecontee Stream from downstream side of the Collins Mill Dam, West Gardiner to head of tide in Gardiner (also Sagadahoc County). A, S-14.

Purgatory Pond, Little, Litchfield. A

Round Pond, Rome. A

Schoolhouse Pond, Fayette. A

Sebasticook River. Open per Class A from Great Moose Pond in Hartland to the Fort Halifax Dam in Winslow.

Shedd Pond, Manchester. A

Silver Lake (Figure-8 Pond), Manchester and Sidney. C

Spectacle Pond, Augusta, Vassalboro. B. Artificial lures only; Daily bag limit on brown trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit on brown trout: 18 inches. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.

Taylor (Mill) Pond, Mt. Vernon. A

Three Cornered Pond, Augusta. A

Tilton Pond, Fayette. A

Tinkham Pond, Chelsea. A

Togus Pond, Little, Augusta. A

Togus Pond, Lower, Augusta. A

Togus Pond, Augusta. B

Tolman Pond, Augusta. A

Tyler Pond, Manchester. C

Ward Pond, Sidney. A

Watson Pond, Rome. A

Wellman Pond, Belgrade and Sidney. C

Wellman Pond, Chelsea. A

Whittier Pond, Rome. A

Whittier Pond, Vienna. A

Knox County

To Use This Knox County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Knox County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Alford Lake, Hope. B, S-13, S-15

Fish Pond, Hope. A

Forest Lake, Friendship. C

Fresh Pond, North Haven. A

Grassy Pond, Rockport. A

Havener Pond, Warren. A

Howard Pond, St. George. A

Iron Pond, Washington. C

Johnson Pond, Appleton. A

Lermond Pond, Hope. A

Lily Pond, Hope. A

Lily Pond, Rockport. A

Maces Pond, Rockport. A

Mansfield Pond, Hope. A

Megunticook River, Camden. A

Mirror Lake, Rockport. C

Mud Pond, Union. A

Newbert Pond, Appleton. A

Rocky Pond, Rockport. A

Round Pond, Union. A

Round Pond, Vinalhaven. C

Salt Pond, Friendship, Cushing. C

Sherman Mill Pond, Appleton. A

South Pond, Warren. A

Spring Pond (Muddy Pond), Washington. A

White Oak Pond, Warren. A

Respect private property.
Lincoln County

To Use This Lincoln County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Lincoln County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Adams Pond, Boothbay Harbor. C

Clary Lake (Pleasant Pond). Whitefield and Jefferson. A

Cooks Pond. Nobleboro. A

Dick’s Pond, Bristol. C

Dresden Bog. A

Duckpuddle Pond, Waldoboro. A

Dyer Long Pond, Jefferson. A

Dyer Pond, Little, Jefferson. A

Flood Pond, Jefferson. A

Gardiner’s Pond, Wiscasset. A

Givens (Longfellow) Pond, Whitefield (see Kennebec County).

Hasting’s Pond, Bristol. C

Havener Pond, Waldoboro (see Knox County).

Horne Pond, Jefferson. A

James Pond, Somerville. A

Joice Pond, Whitefield (see Kennebec County).

Lily Pond, Edgecomb. A

Lily Pond, Somerville. A

Little Pond, Bristol. A

Little Pond, Damariscotta. C

Long Pond, Somerville and Jefferson. A. Maximum length of landlocked salmon and brown trout: 25 inches.

Musquash Pond, Jefferson. A

Paradise Pond (formerly Muddy Pond), Damariscotta. A

Peters (Gross) Pond, Waldoboro. C

Pinkham Pond, Alna. C

Ross Pond, Bristol. C

Sawyers Pond, Southport. C

Sidensparker Pond, Waldoboro. A

Three Cornered Pond, Jefferson. A

Tobias Pond, Nobleboro and Waldoboro. A

Travel Pond, Jefferson. A

Turner Mill Pond, Somerville and Palermo. A

Upper Pond, Bristol. C

Weary Pond, Whitefield. A

Webber Pond, Bremen. A

West Harbor Pond, Boothbay. A

Wiley Pond, Boothbay. C

Oxford County

To Use This Oxford County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED to all ice fishing.

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

Also see Border water rules between Maine and New Hampshire. These waters are listed as S-9. On lakes and ponds in Oxford County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Anasagunticook (Canton) Lake, Canton, and Hartford. B

Androscoggin River. (see Androscoggin County).

Androscoggin River, Little (from Route 26 bridge in Paris downstream to the dam in South Paris. A

Back Pond, Lovell. B, S-13

Barker Pond, Hiram. B

Bear Pond, Waterford. B.

Bear Ponds, Big and Little, Hartford (see Androscoggin County).

Beaver Pond, Denmark. A

Berry Pond, Sweden. A

Bickford Pond, Porter. B, S-1

Bill Rich Pond, Otisfield. A

Bird Pond, Norway. A

Black Pond, Sweden. A

Black Pond, Fryeburg. A

Black Pond, Porter. A

Bog Pond, Fryeburg. A

Bog Pond, Waterford. A

Boston Pond, Denmark. A

Bradley Pond, Lovell. B

Brownfield Bog, so-called, on the east side of the Saco River, Brownfield and Fryeburg. A

Bryant Pond, Hiram. A

Bryant Pond, Woodstock and Greenwood. B

Bunganock Pond, Hartford. A

Burnt Meadow Pond, Brownfield. B, S-13

Burntland Pond, Albany. A

Cat Pond, Fryeburg. A

Chalk Pond, Albany. A

Charles Pond, Fryeburg. A

Clemons Ponds, Big, Hiram. B

Clemons Pond, Little, Hiram. B, S-1

Colcord Pond, Porter. B

Concord Pond, Big, Woodstock. B

Dan Charles Pond, Lovell. A

Davis Pond, Rumford. A

Duck Pond, Waterford. A

Farrington Pond, Lovell. A

Forest Pond, Canton. B

Furlong Pond, Albany, Greenwood, and Norway. A

Granger Pond, Denmark. A

Green Pond, Oxford. A

Haley Pond, Fryeburg. A

Halfmoon Pond, Mexico. A

Hall Pond, Paris. B, S-13 Motor Vehicles prohibited on ice. (Does not include ATV & Snowmobile)

Hancock Pond, Denmark. B

Heald Pond, Lovell. A

Hicks Pond, Greenwood. A

Hogan Pond, Oxford. A

Horseshoe Pond, Andover. A

Horseshoe Pond, Denmark. A

Horseshoe Pond, Lovell and Stoneham. B

Hunts Pond, Fryeburg. A

Hutchinson Pond, Albany. B, S-13

Ingalls Bog (headwaters of Willette Brook), Denmark. A

Island Pond, Waterford. B, S-13

Jewett Pond (5 Kezars), Waterford, Stoneham. A

Joe’s Pond, Rumford. A

Keewaydin Lake, Stoneham. B

Keoka Lake, Waterford. B, S-22

Kezar Lake, Lovell and Stoneham. B, S-6, S-17, S-22.

Kezar Pond, Fryeburg. A

Kimball Pond, Lower, Fryeburg. S-9

Kneeland Pond, Albany. A

Labrador Ponds, Big and Little, Sumner. A

Lily Pond. Sweden. A

Lincoln Pond (Jersey Bog), Buckfield. A

Little Pond, Fryeburg. A

Little Pond, Stoneham. A

Lovewell Pond, Fryeburg. B

Marshall Pond, Hebron. A

McWain (Long) Pond, Waterford. A

Middle Pond, Hiram. A

Middle Pond, Lovell, Waterford. B, S-13

Mill Pond, Lovell. A

Mine Pond, Porter. B, S-8

Mollidgewock Pond, Upton. A

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

Moose Pond, Lovell. A

Moose Pond, Otisfield. A

Moose Pond, West Paris. A

Moose Pond, Waterford. A

Moose Pond, Little, Denmark. A

Moose Pond, Little, Waterford. A

Mud Pond, Greenwood. A

Mud Pond, Peru. A

Mud Pond, Albany. A

Mud Pond, Mechanic Falls. A

Mud Ponds, Big and Little, Waterford and Stoneham. A, S-13

Noah Eastman Pond, Lovell. A

North Pond, Greenwood and Woodstock. B

North Pond, Sumner. B, S-13, S-16

North Pond, Norway. A

Northeast Pond, Hartford. A

Papoose Pond, Waterford. A

Patte Brook Duck Marsh, Albany. A

Pennesseewassee (Norway) Lake, Norway. B

Pennesseewassee Lake, Little (Hobbs), Norway. B, S-13

Pequawket (Rattlesnake) Pond, Brownfield. A

Perley Pond, Denmark. A

Pickerel Pond, Denmark. A

Plain Pond, Porter. A

Pleasant Lake, Otisfield (also Cumberland County). B, S-17, S-22

Pleasant Pond, Denmark, Fryeburg, and Brownfield. A

Pleasant Pond, Sumner. A

Proctor Pond, Albany. A

Quint’s Bog, so-called, on the west side of the Saco River, Brownfield and Fryeburg. A

Round Pond, Brownfield (on the south side of Ten Mile Brook). A

Round Pond, Greenwood and Woodstock. A

Roxbury (Ellis) Pond, Roxbury and Byron. A

Saco River (see Cumberland County).

Sand Pond, Denmark. B

Sand Pond, Norway. B

Saturday Pond, Otsifield. A

Shell Pond, Stow, Stoneham. A

Songo Pond, Albany and Bethel. B

South Pond, Buckfield. A

South Pond, Greenwood. B

Southeast Pond, Hiram (see Cumberland County).

Speck Pond, Little, Norway. A

Spectacle Ponds (2), Porter. A

Stanley Pond, Hiram and Porter. B

Stearns Pond, Sweden. B

Stone Pond, Brownfield. B

Swan Pond, Hartford. A

Thompson Lake (including the Heath), Poland, Oxford, etc. B, S-5. Daytime fishing restricted to 2 lines per person. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime with 5 lines and bait. During the months of January and February: Closed to the taking of landlocked salmon; all landlocked salmon must be released immediately without removal from the water. During the month of March: S-17, S-22; Daytime fishing restricted to artificial lures only.

Trafton Pond, Hiram and Porter. B, S-13

Twitchell Pond, Greenwood. B

Umbagog Lake, Upton. S-9

Virginia Lake, Stoneham. B

Webber Pond, Sweden. A

Weymouth Pond, Stoneham. A

Whitney Pond, Oxford. A

Whitney Pond, Stoneham. A

Worthley Pond, Peru. B

Penobscot County

To Use This Penobscot County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print or an asterisk* will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.

*See Indian Territory.

Alder Stream Pond, Corinna. A

Ambajejus Lake (See Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes)

Atwood Pond, T5R8. C

Ben Annis Pond, Hermon. A

Billfish Pond, T6R8. C

Bottle Lake, Lakeville Plantation. A

Bowlin Pond, T5R8. C

Bowlin Pond, Little, T5R7. C

Branch Lake, East. T3R9.*

Branch Lake, South, Seboeis Plantation. A

Brooks Pond, Corinna. A

Burnt Pond, Clifton (see Hancock County).

Butman Pond, Dixmont. A

Cambolasse Pond, Lincoln. A

Caribou Pond, Lincoln. A

Cedar Lake, T3R9 NWP. B, S-19

Cedar Swamp Pond, Clifton. A

Center Pond, Dixmont. A

Center Pond, Lincoln. A

Chemo Pond, Clifton, Eddington and Bradley. A

Cold Stream Pond, Enfield, Lowell, and Lincoln. B, S-13, S-19, S-22, Daily bag limit on togue: 5 fish. Minimum length limit on togue: 14 inches. Closed to night fishing. 8 fish aggregate (1 landlocked salmon, 5 togue, 2 brook trout).

Cold Stream Ponds, Upper, Lincoln. B, S-13, S-19

Corundel Bog, Corinna. A

Cranberry Pond, Clifton. A

Crawford (Gould) Pond, Dexter. A

Crooked Pond, Lincoln. A

Cut Lake, T7R6 WELS. B, S-4

Davis Pond, T5R7. C

Deasey Pond, T3R7. C

Dolby Pond, Millinocket and East Millinocket. A

Duck Lake, Lakeville Plantation. A

Eddington (Davis) Pond, Eddington, and Holden. A

Egg Pond, Lincoln. A

Endless Lake, T3R9 NWP. B, S-15

Escutassis Lake, Lowell and Burlington. A

Escutassis Lake, Little, Burlington. A

Etna Pond, Etna, Carmel, Stetson. A

Ferguson Lake, Millinocket. A

Fields Pond, Orrington. A

Fitts Pond, Clifton. B, S-8, S-18

Flatiron Pond, T3R9. A

Folsom Lake, Lincoln. A

Gardiner Pond, T5R7. C

Garland Pond, Garland. A

Garland Pond, West, Garland. A, S-19

George Pond, Hermon. A

Gilbert Flowage, T1R7. A

Gould Pond, Dexter. A

Grand Lake Seboeis, T7&8R7. A

Grand Lake, West (see Washington County).

Gray (Round) Pond, Plymouth. A

Great Works Stream, Bradley. Open per Class A from Penobscot River to Big Rock in Bradley.

Green Mountain Pond, T6R6. C

Green Pond, Lee and T3R1. A

Green Pond, T7R8. C

Halfmoon Pond, Corinna. A

Hammond Pond, Hampden. A

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

Hatch Pond, Alton. A

Hathorn Pond, T4R8. C

Hay Lake, T6R8 WELS. B, S-19

Hermon Pond, Hermon. A

Hobart Pond, T6R7. C

Holbrook Pond, Holden and Eddington. A

Holland Pond, Alton. A

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

Horseshoe Lake, Lakeville. A

Hot Pond, T6R6 and T6R7. A

Ireland Pond, T7R8. C

Jerry Pond, Millinocket, TAR7. B, S-24.

Jerry Pond, T5R7. C

Jo-Mary Lake, Lower, Middle, Upper, including Turkeytail Lake, TAR10, TlR10 (See Piscataquis County).

Jones Pond, T7R8 & T8R8. B, S-4

Katahdin Lake, T3R8. C

Keg Lake, Lakeville Plt. A

Kimball Pond, T5R8. C

Lane Brook Pond, T6R6. C

Lincoln Pond, T4 IP. C

Long Pond, Lincoln. A

Lost Pond, T7R7. C

Lowell Pond, Springfield, Carroll. A

Madagascal Pond, Big, Burlington and T3R1. A

Madagascal Pond, Little, T3R1.A

Matagamon Lake (First Lake).*

Matagamon Lake, (Second Lake), T6R8WELS. B, S-5, S-15.

Mattamiscontis Lake, Big, T2R9 and T3R9.*

Mattamiscontis Lake, Little, T3R9.*

Mattanawcook Lake, Lincoln. A

Mattawamkeag River, Kingman and Drew. A

Messer Pond, T5R8. C

Messer Pond, Little, T5R8. C

Mill Pond, Lowell. A

Mill Privilege Lake, Carroll, T5R1NBPR*

Millimagasset Lake, T7R8. B, S-16

Millinocket Lake, T1R8 and T2R8 (also Piscataquis County). B, S-13

Moose Pond, T3R8. C

Moose Pond, T6R7. C

Morrell Pond, T6R8 and T7R8. C

Mountain Catcher Pond, T6R8.*

Mountain Catcher Pond, Little, T6R8. C

Mower Pond, Corinna. A

Mud Lake, T6R6. C

Mud Pond, Drew. A

Mud Pond, Old Town. A

Mud Pond, Holden. A

Nokomis Pond, Newport, Palmyra. A

Nollesemic Lake, Hopkins Academy Grant and T3R9. A

Number Three Pond, Lee, T3R1. A

Olamon Pond, Greenfield. A

Otter Chain, Milford. A

Passadumkeag River. A, except that portion of the river upstream from the confluence with Nicatous Stream is closed to ice fishing.

Patten Pond, Hampden, Newburg. A

Peaked Mountain Pond, T4R7. C

Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes (includes Elbow, Ambajejus, North and South Twin Lakes), T41P, etc. B, S-13

Penobscot River, Bangor to Millinocket. A, except that area within 150 feet of any part of the West Enfield Dam (including the fishway): Closed at all times.

Pickerel Pond, Alton. A

Pickerel Pond, Lowell. A

Pickett Mountain Pond, T6R6 (also Aroostook County). C

Pleasant Lake, Stetson. A

Pleasant Lake, T6R6. C

Plymouth Pond, Plymouth and Stetson. A

Pond Farm Pond, Howland. A

Puffers Pond (Echo Lake), Dexter. B, S-19

Pug Pond, Alton. A

Pug Lake, T5R1. B, Daily bag limit on whitefish: 8 fish.

Pug Lake, Lower, Lakeville Plantation. A

Pug Lake, Upper, Lakeville Plantation. A

Pushaw Lake, Glenburn, Orono, Old Town, and Hudson. A

Pushaw Pond, Little, Hudson. A

Quakish Lake, T3 IP and Millinocket. A

Ragged Ponds, Lower East, Lower West, Upper East, Upper West, T41R. C

Robar Pond, T4R8. C

Robar Pond, Big T4R8. C

Rocky Pond, T3R8. C

Round Pond, Lee and T3R1. A

Round Pond, Little, Lincoln. B, S-24

Rush Pond, Herseytown, T2R6. A

Salmon Stream Lake and Little Salmon Stream Lake, T1R6. A

Saponac Lake, Burlington and Grand Falls Plantation. A

Sawtelle Deadwater, T6R7 WELS. B, S-19

Scraggly Lake, T7R8 WELS. B, S-10, S-19.

Sebasticook Lake, Newport. A

Shad Pond, T31P and Millinocket. A

Shaw Lake, T5R1 (also Washington County). A

Shin Pond, Lower, T6R6, T5R7, and Mt. Chase Plantation. B, S-10, S-13.

Shin Pond, Upper, Mt. Chase, T6R6 WELS. B, S-13

Sly Pond, Kingman. A

Silver (Mattakeunk) Lake, Lee. B, S-19

Smith Pond, T31R. A

Smith Pond, Little, T1R8. C

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

Snowshoe Lake, T7R7. A

Soldier Pond, T2R7 WELS. A

Soper Logan, T6R8. C

Soule Pond, T7R8. C

Spring Pond, T6R7. C

Swetts Pond, Orrington. A

Tracey Pond, Hermon. A

Trout Pond, T2R7 (Soldiertown). C

Trout Pond, Lowell. B, S-19

Twin Lakes, North and South (see Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes)

Twin Pond, T4R7. C

Umcolcus Lake, T7R6, T8R6 (see Aroostook County).

Unnamed Pond in southeast corner of T4R8. C

Upper Grassy (Spectacle) Pond, Clifton. A

Wadleigh Pond, T4IP. A

Wassookeag Lake, Dexter. Open per Class A is that part easterly and northerly of the Guy H. Hall Memorial Bridge (Little Wassookeag Lake). Open per Class B is that part of the lake lying westerly and southerly of the Guy H. Hall Memorial Bridge (Big Wassookeag Lake) - S-19, S-23, CLOSED to ice fishing is that portion of the lake lying 600 feet westerly of the Guy H. Hall Memorial Bridge on Route No. 23, from Dexter to Sangerville, to the southerly shore by the ski slope, thence in a northerly direction to the public picnic area.

Weir Pond, Lee. B, S-19

Weymouth Pond, Corinna and St. Albans. A

White Horse Lake, T7R7. A

Be aware of inlets and outlets for open water.
Piscataquis County

To Use This Piscataquis County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED to all ice fishing.

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

Abbee Pond, Brownville. A

Allagash Lake, T7&8R14. Open to fishing for all fish during the month of February only. S-4, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-16. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches.

Ambajejus Lake (See Pemadumcook)

Badger Pond, Willimantic. A

Bear Pond, Bowerbank. B, S-8, S-21

Bennett Pond, Little, Willimantic. A

Benson Pond, Big, Bowerbank, Willimantic, T7R9. B, S-4, S-8, S-21, S-22.

Boyd Lake, Orneville. A

Branns Mill Pond, Dover-Foxcroft, Garland. A, S-14, S-19.

Buttermilk Pond, First, Bowerbank. B, S-13

Caribou Lake, T2R12, etc. B. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 14 inches except that only 1 may exceed 18 inches. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon 3 fish.

Caucomgomac Lake, T6&7R14, T6&7R15. B

Center Pond, Sangerville. B, S-13, S19.

Chamberlain Lake, T6&7R12, T7&8R13, T6R11. B, S-21. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches. Closed area: that portion from the mouth of Allagash Stream out to a straight line between two red markers, one set on the southwest shore near the Upper Crows Nest campsite, the other set on the northeast shore at the intersection of the T7R13/T8R13 township line with the lakeshore.

Chemquasabamticook Lake (see Ross Lake).

Chesuncook Lake, T3&4R12, T4&5R13. B. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 14 inches except that only 1 may exceed 18 inches. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon 3 fish.

Chesuncook Pond, T2&3R11. B, S-4, S-16.

Churchill Lake (including Heron Lake), T9&10R12, T9R13. B, S-16. Closed to the taking of whitefish.

Clear Lake, T10R11. B, S-16, S-23. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches.

Cuxabexis Lake, T5&6R12. B

Davis Ponds, (1st and 2nd), Guilford, and Willimantic. B, S-16

Davis Ponds, (3rd and 4th), Guilford, and Willimantic. A

Debsconeag Lake, First, T2R10 WELS. B, S-13, S-19

Debsconeag Lake, Second, T2R10. B, S-15

Debsconeag Lake, Third, T1&2R10. B, S-8, S-15, S-23.

Deer Pond, T3R13. B, S-4, S-16.

Drummond Pond, Abbot. B, S-24

Dunham Pond, Dover-Foxcroft. A

Eagle Lake (including Round Pond), T7,8&9R13, T7&8R12. B, S-16. Closed to the taking of whitefish.

Ebeemee Lake (East and West Ponds) T5R9 and Brownville. A

Ebeemee Lake, Upper, T4R9, TBR10. A

Eighteen Pond, Monson. A

Gilbert Pond, Parkman. A

Greenleaf Pond, Abbot. A

Greenwood Pond, Big, Willmantic, Elliottsville. B, S-4, S-8, S-19, S-23.

Hardy Pond, Lakeview Plantation. A

Harlow Pond, Parkman. A, S-19. All bass must be released alive at once.

Harriman Pond, Sebec. A

Hebron Lake, Monson. B, S-19, S-22, S-23.

Holbrook Pond, T2R11. B, S-4, S-16.

Houston Pond, Big, T6&7R9. Open during the month of February only; S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-15, S-23. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches.

Hurd Pond, Big and Little, T6R15. B

Indian Pond, T2R6, Big Moose Township,

Indian Stream Township, etc. B, S-19, S-22. Minimum length limit on bass: 12 inches.

Jaquith Pond, Brownville. A

Jo-Mary Lake, Lower, TAR10, T1R9, T1R10. B, S-13

Jo-Mary Lake, Middle, (including Turkeytail Lake), TAR10. B, S-13.

Jo-Mary Lake, Upper, TAR10 and TBR10. B, S-13, S-19, S-23. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches.

Kingsbury Pond, Kingsbury Plantation (see Somerset County).

Lobster Lake, T3R14&15, TXR14, East Middlesex Canal Grant. Open February only. S-4, S-8. Daily limit on landlocked salmon, trout, and togue: 1 fish in the aggregate. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 20 inches; Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches.

Long Pond, TAR11 WELS, T1 R11 WELS. B, S-4, S-16

Longley Pond, T6R13. B

Loon Lake, T6R15. B

Manhanock Pond (Northwest Pond), Sangerville and Parkman. A, S-19. All bass must be released alive at once.

Marr Pond, Sangerville. A

Matagamon, Lake, Grand, T6R9. (see Penobscot County).

Mayfield Pond, Mayfield Plantation (see Somerset County).

Millinocket Lake, T1&2R9 (see Penobscot County).

Millinocket Lake and Little Millinocket Lake, T7&8R9 and T7R10. B, S-16

Moosehead Lake. B, S-1, S-13, S-21. Daily bag limit: 2 togue over 18 inches. No size or bag limit on togue less than 18 inches. Closed to the taking of landlocked salmon until February 15: then S-22; minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 18 inches. Prior to February 15, all landlocked salmon caught must be released alive without removing the fish from the water. CLOSED AREAS: That portion known as Spencer Bay; that portion from the mouth of Tomhegan Stream to a straight line between 2 red markers, 1 set on the small point of land on the north shore of Tomhegan Cove approximately 1/2 mile from the mouth of Tomhegan Stream, the other set on the small point of land on the south shore of Tomehegan Cove approximately 3/4 mile from the mouth of Tomhegan Stream; that portion from the mouth of Moose Brook to a straight line between 2 red markers, 1 set at the south shore of Moose Brook Cove; the other on the north shore of Moose Brook Cove on a line passing inside the islands in Moose Brook Cove; that portion from the mouth of Socatean Stream to a straight line between 2 red markers, one set on the northerly shore of Socatean Bay at the camp site known as the Ledges, the other set on the westerly shore of Socatean Bay on a line passing just outside Wiggin’s Island; that portion from the mouth of Williams Brook in Big W Township to a straight line between 2 red markers, one set on the land of Hermon Brautigan on the south shore of Williams Cove and the other in a northeasterly direction on the opposite shore, Piscataquis County; that portion inside of the red markers located at the mouth of Moose River. Mountain View (Fitzgerald) Pond, T2R6 BKP EKR. A, S-19

Mud Pond, Medford. A

Nahmakanta Lake, T1&2R11. B, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-16

Norton (Peters) Pond, Brownville. A

Onawa Lake, Elliottsville and Willimantic. B, S-4, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used at night while fishing for cusk), S-16

Passamagamet Lake, T1R9&10. A, S-13

Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes (includes Ambajejus, Elbow, North, and South Twin Lakes), T4IP, T1 R9, T1 R10, etc. B, S-13

Piper Pond, Abbot. B, S-8, S-16

Pleasant Lake, Big, T9R11, T10R11. B, S-4, S-16, S-23

Pleasant Pond, Orneville. A

Prong Pond, Beaver Cove Plantation, Greenville. A, S-19

Ragged Lake, T2&3R13. B, S-16

Ripogenus Lake, T3R11, T3R12. B. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 14 inches except that only 1 may exceed 18 inches. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon 3 fish.

Roaring Brook Pond, T7R9. B

Ross (Chemquasabamticook) Lake,T9&10R15. B, S-16, S-23, Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches.

Round Pond, T6R11 WELS. B, S-21. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches.

Sawyer Pond, Greenville. A, S-8, S-19

Schoodic Lake, Lakeview Plantation, T4R9NWP, and Brownville. B, S-19, S-22. Minimum length limit on togue: 18 inches, only one may exceed 23 inches.

Sebec Lake, Willimantic, Dover-Foxcroft, Bowerbank, Sebec. Open January 15 through March 15. S-22

Seboeis Lake, T4R9 NWP, Lakeview Plantation. B, S-16

Shirley Pond, Shirley. A, S-8, S-19

Silver Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and T6R9. B

Snow’s Pond, Dover-Foxcroft. A, S-19

Spider Lake, T9R11&12. B, S-16, S-23. Closed to the taking of whitefish.

Sucker Brook Pond, Katahdin Iron Works Township. A

Telos Lake, T5&6R11. B, S-21. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches.

Togue Pond, Lower, and tributaries, T2R9. B, S-16

Togue Pond, Upper, T2R9. A

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

Umbazooksus Lake, T6R13. B

Webster Lake, T6R10, T6R11. B, S-15, S-23. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches.

Wilson Pond, Lower, Greenville, T8 R10 NWP. B, S-4, S-5, S-15. All landlocked salmon must be released alive at once.

Sagadahoc County

To Use This Sagadahoc County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Sagadahoc County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Androscoggin River (see Androscoggin County).

Blaisdell Pond, Phippsburg. A

Bradley Pond, Topsham. A

Caesar Pond, Bowdoin. A

Duley Pond, Phippsburg. A

Lily Pond, Bath and West Bath. A

Meeting House Pond, Phippsburg. A

Mose Pond, Georgetown. A

Nequasset Lake, Woolwich. B. No vehicles on ice (ATVs and snowmobiles exempted).

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

Sewall Pond, Arrowsic. A

Wat-tuh Lake, Phippsburg. A

Winnegance Pond, West Bath. A. Minimum length on pickerel is 12 inches.

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Somerset County

To Use This Somerset County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED to all ice fishing. This includes waters in Indian Territory.

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

Baker Pond, Solon. B, S-19

Barker Pond, Cornville. A, S-19

Big Wood Pond, Attean Township, Dennistown Plantation, and Jackman. B, S-19, S-22

Big Wood Pond, Little, Attean Township and Dennistown Plantation. A, S-16

Bog Pond, Hartland. A

Boynton Pond, Embden. A

Brassua Lake, Tomhegan, Rockwood, Taunton-Raynham, Sandwich and Brassua. B, S-16, S-22. Closed to fishing is that portion southwest of a line between two red markers set on opposite shores at the entrance to Misery Cove, so-called.

Cambridge Pond, Cambridge. A

Carlton Bog, Detroit, Troy. A

Douglas Pond, Palmyra. A

East Pond, Smithfield and Oakland (see Kennebec County).

East Pond Stream (The Serpentine) from East Pond to the dam in Smithfield Village. A

Embden Pond, Embden. B, S-19, S-22

Fahi Pond, Embden. A

Fish Pond, Hobbstown, T4R6. B, S-15

Flagstaff Lake (see Franklin County).

Gammon Pond, New Portland. A

Gilman Pond, New Portland, Lexington. A

Halfmoon Pond, St. Albans. A

Hancock Pond, Embden and Lexington Plantation. B, S-5, S-19. CLOSED is that portion within 200 yards of the intake of the water supply of the towns of Anson, North Anson, and Madison.

Hayden Lake (Wesserunsett Lake), Madison. B, S-19

Hicks Pond, Palmyra. A

Holeb Pond, Holeb and Attean. B, S-19

Indian Pond, Big Moose Township, Indian Stream Township, Chase Stream Township, Sapling Township (see Piscataquis County).

Indian Pond, Big, Lexington. A

Indian Pond, Little, Lexington. A

Indian Pond, Big, St. Albans. B

Indian Pond, Little, St. Albans. A

Ironbound (Wentworth) Pond, Solon, Athens. B, S-19

Kennebec River, Madison, Skowhegan, Clinton, Fairfield, Benton.

  • From Patterson Bridge abutments, so-called, Madison, to Weston Dam, Skowhegan, A.
  • From the downstream side of Weston Dam to the red markers at Skowhegan Rest Area: closed to ice fishing but open to open water fishing, artificial lures only. (See Open Water fishing regulations).
  • From the red markers at Skowhegan Rest Area downstream to Shawmut Dam in Fairfield/Benton, A.
  • From Shawmut Dam, Fairfield/Benton downstream to tidewater, closed to ice fishing but open to open water fishing. (See Open Water Fishing Regulations).

Kingsbury Pond and tributaries, Mayfield. B, S-21, S-22

Lake George, Skowhegan and Canaan. B, S-19

Lily (Merrill) Pond, Concord. A

Long Pond, Jackman & Long Pond Township. B, S-19

Madawaska Brook on the Madawaska Wildlife Management Area, Palmyra. A

Mainstream Pond, Harmony, Ripley. A

Mayfield Pond and tributaries, Mayfield and Kingsbury Plts. B, S-21, S-22

Mercer Bog, Mercer. A

Messalonskee Stream (see Kennebec County).

Moores Pond, Lexington. A

Moose (Great Moose) Pond, Hartland, Harmony and St. Albans. B

Morrill Pond, Hartland. B

Mud Pond, Attean Township. B, S-19

Mud Pond, Hartland. A

Mud Pond, Embden. A

Mud Pond, Palmyra. A

Mulligan Brook on the St. Albans Wildlife Management Area, St. Albans. A

Nokomis Pond, Palmyra, Newport (see Penobscot County).

North Pond, Mercer (see Kennebec County).

Oaks Pond, Skowhegan. B, S-19

Pleasant Pond, Caratunk. B, S-4, S-19. Daily bag limit on togue: 5 fish; minimum length limit on togue: 14 inches.

Ripley Pond, Ripley. A

Round (Bog) Pond, Skowhegan. A

Rowell Pond, Solon. A

Safford Pond, Lexington. A

Sandy Pond, Embden. A

Sebasticook River (see Kennebec County).

Shaw Pond, Lower, T3R4. A

Sibley Pond, Pittsfield & Canaan. A

Smith Pond, Cornville. A

Smith (Weeks) Pond, Bridgton Plt. B

Spencer Lake, T3R5 & T4R6. B, S-15

Spring Lake, T3R4. B, S-1, S-4, S-19. Daily bag limit on togue: 2 fish; Minimum length limit on togue: 14 inches, only 1 may exceed 18 inches.

Stafford Pond, Hartland. A

Starbird Pond, Hartland. A

Tibbetts Pond, Concord Plt. B, S-4, S-24.

Village Mill Pond, New Portland. A

Wentworth (Ironbound) Pond, Solon, Athens. B, S-19

Wesserunsett Lake, Madison (see Hayden Lake).

Weymouth Pond, St. Albans (see Penobscot County).

White’s Pond, Palmyra. A

Wyman Lake, Moscow, Caratunk, Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Carrying Place (T1R3) to red posts north of Caratunk Boat Landing: B, S-13, S-16. Open to ice fishing for smelts from the time ice forms in the fall until March 31.

Wyman Pond, Brighton Plantation. A

Take your kids fishing.
Waldo County

To Use This Waldo County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

On lakes and ponds in Waldo County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Basin Pond, Monroe. A

Bear Pond, Palermo. A

Beech Pond, Palermo. A

Bowler Pond, Palermo. C

Cain’s Pond, Searsport. A

Cargill Pond, Liberty. A

Carlton Bog, Troy, Detroit (see Somerset County).

Chisholm Pond, Palermo. A

Colby Pond, Liberty. A

Coleman Pond, Lincolnville. A

Cross Pond Morrill. A

Crotch (Foster) Pond, Palermo. A

Doliff Pond, Morrill. A

Drake Pond, Jackson. A

Ellis Pond, Brooks. A

Halfmoon (Sucker) Pond, Brooks. C

Halfmoon Pond, Searsport, Prospect. B, S-8, S-13

Hurds Pond, Swanville. A

Jump Pond, Palermo. A

Kingdom Bog, Montville. A

Knights Pond, Northport and Lincolnville. A

Lawry Pond, Belmont. A

Ledge Pond, Montville. A

Levenseller Pond, Lincolnville and Searsmont. A

Lillie Pond, Searsmont. A

Little Pond, Liberty. Open January and February only. S-8, S-17, S-22.

Mason Ponds, Upper and Lower, Belfast. A

McClure Pond, Searsport. A

Meadow Pond, Islesboro. A

Mixer Pond, Knox and Morrill. C

Nichols Pond, Swanville. C

Northern Pond, Monroe. A

Norton Pond. B

Passagassawaukeag Lake (Randall Pond), Brooks. A

Pitcher Pond, Northport and Lincolnville. A

Prescott Pond, Palermo. C

Randall Pond, (Passagassawaukeag Lake), Brooks. A

Ruffingham Meadow Wildlife Management Area Flowage, Montville and Searsmont. A

Saban (Sam) Pond, Palermo. A

St. George Lake, Liberty. Open January and February. S-8, S-17, S-22.

Sandy Pond, Freedom. A

Sebasticook River (see Kennebec County).

Sheepscot Lake, Palermo. B, S-17, S-22, S-23. Two fish daily bag limit in the aggregate of landlocked salmon, trout, and togue.

Smith Pond, Swanville. A

Smith’s Mill Pond, Morrill. A

Stevens Pond, Liberty. A

Swan Lake, Swanville. Open January and February. S-1, S-8, S-23

Thistle Pond, Monroe. A

Tilden Pond, Belmont. A

Toddy Pond, Brooks, Monroe, and Swanville. A

True’s Pond, Liberty. A

Turner Mill Pond, Palermo and Somerville (see Lincoln County).

Washington County

To Use This Washington County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print or an asterisk* will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

*See Indian Territory.

Also see Boundary water rules between Maine and New Brunswick. These waters are listed as S-7. On all waters in Washington County, except West Grand, East Grand, Spednic, Cathance, and Nash lakes, the maximum length limit on landlocked salmon and brown trout is 25 inches.

 

Barrows Lake, Alexander. A

Baskahegan Lake, Topsfield, Brookton, T8R3. A, S-20

Bearse Lake, Meddybemps and Baring. A

Beaver Lake, Calais. A

Beaver Dam Lake, North, Township 26. A

Beaver Dam Lake, South, Township 26. A

Beddington Lake, Beddington. A

Big Lake, Grand Lake Stream, Indian Township, T27ED, No. 21 Township. B, except that the portion of Big Lake at the mouth of Grand Lake Stream westerly of two red markers, one set on the point at 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-11, S-20

Bog Brook Flowage, Beddington, Deblois. A

Bog Lake, Marion. B, S-4, S-19

Bowles Lake, T31MD. A

Boyden Lake, Perry Robbinston. B, S-11.

Cathance Lake, Cooper and Plantation 14. B, S-13, S-15.

Cathance Lake, Little, Plantation 14. B, S-13.

Chain Lakes (1st, 2nd and 3rd), Township 26 and Township 31. A

Chain Lake, Lower, T5ND BPP *

Clifford Lake, T26&27ED. A, S-20

Coleback Lake, Charlotte. C

Conic Lake, Baring. A

Cranberry Lake, Upper, Township 30. A

Cranberry Lake, Lower, Township 30, Township 36. A

Crawford Lake, Plantation 21, Crawford. A, S-11, S-20

Crooked Brook Flowage, Danforth. A

Crooked Brook Lake, Forest (T10R3N). A

Drake Lake, T1 OR3. A, S-20

Farrow Lake, Topsfield. B, S-15, S-22, S-23

Flood Lake, Talmadge. C

Flood Lake, Upper, Talmadge. B, S-21. Fishing restricted to 1 line; artificial lures only.

Foley Pond, Baileyville. A

Fulton Lake, Northfield. A

Getchell Pugs, Township 43. A. All bass must be released alive at once. Artificial lures only.

Grand Falls Flowage, Princeton, Indian Township, Baileyville, and T1R1. A, S-11, S-20. For that part of the flowage east of a line at McAlister’s Point, see Boundary Waters Between Maine and New Brunswick.

Grand Lake, East. S-7

Grand Lake, West, T6R1, T6ND, Grand Lake Stream, and T5ND (also Penobscot County). S-11. Open to ice fishing for all fish during February and March only. Daily bag limit on whitefish: 8 fish.

Grassy Pond, T19MB BPR *

Greenland Pond, Little, Danforth. B, S-19

Grover Lake, T31MD. A

Grover Lake, Little, T31MD. A

Hadley Lake, East Machias. A

Hadley Lakes, T24MD. A

Hobart Lake, Edmunds Township. B, S-19

Horseshoe Lake, T5ND (see Penobscot County).

Hosea Pug Lake, T26ED. B, S-8, S-16

Hot Brook Lake, Lower and Upper, T8R4, Danforth. A, S-20 All bass must be released alive at once.

Hound Brook Lake, T1R2. A

Howard Lake, Calais, Robbinston. A, S-16

Indian Lake, Whiting. B, S-13

Jackson Brook Lake, Brookton and Forest (TIOR3). A, S-20

Josh Lake, Whiting. A

Keene’s Lake, Calais. B, S-19

LaCoute Lake, Vanceboro. A

Ledge Pond, Charlotte. C

Lewy Lake, Princeton. A, S-11, S-20

Lily Lake, Trescott. C

Lily Lake, T30MD. A

Little River Lake, Township 43. A

Long Lake, Marion Township B, S-16

Long Lake, Indian Twp., Princeton. A, S-11, S-20

Long Lake, T18/19ED & Wesley. A

Machias Lake, First, T37MD. A

Machias Lake, Second, T37MD. A

Machias Lake, Third and Fourth, T42MD, T43MD, T5ND. A, S-11, S-20.

Meddybemps Lake, Meddybemps, Baring, Baileyville, and Alexander. B, S-13, S-20

Moneymaker Lake, Robbinston. B, S-15

Monroe Lake, T43MD. C

Monroe Ponds, T43MD. C

Montegail Pond, T19MD. B, S-19

Mopang Lake, T29MD. B, S-16, S-20

Mud Lake, Upper & Lower, Alexander. A, S-20. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

Mud Lake, T9R4NBPP (Forest City). S-7

Munson Lake, T18 and 19ED. A

Musquash Lake, East, Topsfield. B, S-23

Musquash Lake, West, T6R1 NBPP. B, S-15

Nash’s Lake, Calais. B, S-13

North Lake. S-7

Old Stream, First Lake, T37MD. A

Old Stream, Second and Third Lakes T37MD. B, S-18

Orange Lake, Whiting. A

Otter Lake, Wesley. A

Patten Lake, Waite, Talmadge and Grand Lake Stream. A

Peaked Mt. Pond, T19MD, Northfield, and Centerville. C

Peep Lake, T30MD. C

Penman Pond, T26ED. A

Pennamaquan River, from Upper Dam to Lower Dam, Pembroke. A

Pickerel Pond, Little, Brookton. A

Pickerel Pond, Topsfield. A

Pike Brook Pond, East, T18MD. C

Pike Brook Pond, West, T18MD. C

Pineo Pond, Deblois Township. C

Pleasant River Lake, Beddington and T29MD. B, S-1, S-13, S-16

Pleasant Lake, T6R1, T7R2NBPP. B, S-19, Closed to the taking of togue.

Pocomoonshine Lake and tributaries, Princeton. A, S-11, S-20

Pocumcus Lake, T5ND. B, S-11, S-20 Daily bag limit on whitefish is 8 fish.

Pork Barrel Lake, T6R1. B, S-16, Artificial lures only, fishing restricted to one line.

Possum Pond, T26ED. A

Rocky Lake, T18ED. A

Rocky & Sunken Lakes, Whiting, Marion. B, S-21

Round Lake, T18 and 19ED. A

Saint Croix River Flowage, Grand Falls to Milltown. S-7, S-20

Salmon Pond. T30MD. C

Sam Hill Lake, T31MD. A

Schoodic Lake, Cherryfield. B, S-13

Seavey Lake, Wesley. A

Seavey Lake, Little, Wesley. A

Second Lake, T18ED. A

Second Lake (Second Gardner’s), Marion. A

Shattuck Lake, Robbinston. C

Shaw Lake, T6R1 (see Penobscot County).

Silver Pug Lake, T26ED. A, S-20. All bass must be released alive at once.

Simon Lake, Codyville. A

Simpson Pond, Roque Bluffs. C

Six Mile Pond, Marshfield and Whitneyville. C

Spectacle Ponds, T19ED. A

Spednik Lake, T9R4N, T1OR3N, T11R3N, Vanceboro. S-7

Sucker Lake, Danforth (see Aroostook County).

Sysladobsis Lake, Lower, T5ND BPR *

Tomah Flowage, Waite and Codyville. C

Tomah Lake, Forest. C

Tomah Lake, Little, Topsfield and Codyville. A

Trout Lake, T7R2 NBPR. C

Unnamed (Foxhole) Pond, Deblois. B, S-24

Vining Lake, Cooper. B, S-19

Voses Lake, Calais. A

Wabassus Lake, T5 and 6ND and T43MD. A, S-20. All bass must be released alive at once.

Western Lake, Robbinston. B, S-4

“Kids Waters” “One of our most important responsibilities is to educate and inspire our youth with hands-on experiences that will aid them in a life long journey utilizing, conserving, and protecting Maine’s natural resources. Emily Jones, Activities Coordinator,
MDIF&W
Maine’s freshwater fishery resource consists of nearly 6,000 lakes and ponds greater than one acre in size and over 32,000 miles of rivers and streams. People of ALL ages may fish in any of these waters that are open to fishing. However, certain waters, which we have chosen to call “Kids Waters” are governed by special regulations that give youngsters either exclusive or special access to the fishery. To see which waters fall under this regulation, go to the county listing and look for a body of water with an S-24 code.
York County

To Use This York County Section - Look for the name of the water you wish to fish. If it is NOT LISTED, it is CLOSED until January 1st and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

(All brooks, streams and rivers are closed to ice fishing unless specifically opened by rule. Any that are open WILL BE LISTED.)

If the water you wish to fish IS LISTED, the letter code in bold print will direct you to the rules which are in effect. The meanings of the letter codes are as follows:

A: Open to ice fishing for all fish from the time ice forms in the fall through March 31.

B: Closed to fishing until January 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special regulation(s) in effect. (Note: Special regulations may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

Also see Border water rules between Maine and New Hampshire. These waters are listed as S-9. On lakes and ponds in York County, the daily bag limit on brook trout is 2 fish.

 

Adams (Rock Haven) Pond, Newfield. A

Allen Pond, Parsonsfield. A

Balch Pond, Acton, Newfield. S-9

Barker Pond, Dayton, Lyman. B, S-13

Bartlett Pond, Waterboro. A

Bauneg Beg Lake, Sanford and Berwick. A

Beaver Dam Pond, Berwick. A

Bonny Eagle Pond, Buxton (see Cumberland County).

Boulter Pond, York. C

Boyds Pond, Limington. A

Boyds Pond, Little, Limington. A

Brimstone Pond, Arundel. A

Chase’s Pond, York. C

Clark’s Mill Pond, Dayton. A

Cox Pond, South Berwick. A

Curtis Lake, Sanford. A

Deer Pond, Hollis. B, S-8

Deering Pond, Sanford. A

Dog Pond, Newfield. A

Doles Pond, Limington. A

Drews Pond, Newfield. A

Duck Pond, Buxton. A

Ell Pond, Sanford and Wells. C

Estes Lake, Sanford and Alfred. A

Folly Pond, York. C

Folsom Pond, Newfield. A

Goose Pond, Shapleigh. A

Granny Kent Pond, Shapleigh. A

Great East Lake, Acton. S-9

Half Moon Pond, Limington. A

Hansen Pond, Acton. A

Holland Pond (Sokokis Lake), Limerick. A

Horn Pond, Acton. S-9

Killick Pond, Hollis. A

Knight Pond, South Berwick. A

Lake Arrowhead (Ossipee Flowage, Ledgemere Pond), Waterboro, and Limerick. A, S-14

Legion Pond, Kittery. C

Leigh’s Mill Pond, South Berwick. A

Lone Pond, Waterboro. C

Loon Pond, Acton. A

Manns Pond, Newfield. A

Middle Branch Pond, Alfred and Waterboro. A

Middle Pond, York. C

Milliken’s Mill Pond, Old Orchard Beach. C

Milton Pond, Lebanon. S-9

Mirror Lake, Newfield. A

Moody Pond, Waterboro. C

Moose Pond, Acton. B, S-13

Mousam Lake, Acton and Shapleigh. B, S-8

Mousam River, Sanford to Kennebunk. A

Murdock Pond, Berwick. B, S-13

Northeast Pond, Lebanon. S-9

Northwest Pond, Waterboro. A

Number One Mill Pond, Sanford. A

Old Fishing Pond, Sanford. A

Ossipee Lake, Little, Waterboro. B, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk).

Passaconway Pond, York. A

Pickerel Pond, Limerick. A

Picture Pond, Sanford. A

Pinkham Pond, Newfield. A

Pipedream Pond, Cornish. C

Poverty Pond, Big, Shapleigh, and Newfield. A

Poverty Pond, Little, Shapleigh. A

Province Lake, Parsonsfield. S-9

Roberts Pond, Lyman. A

Rock Pond, Big, Waterboro. C

Round Pond, Lyman. B, S-24

Round Pond, Newfield. A

Round Pond, South Berwick. A

Saco River (see Cumberland County).

Salmon Falls River, Acton, Berwick. S-9

Sand Pond, Limington. C

Sand Pond, Sanford and North Berwick. A

Scituate Pond, York. A

Shaker Pond, Alfred. A

Shapleigh Pond, North (Hargraves Mill Pond), Shapleigh. A

Small Mill Pond, Limington. A

Smarts Pond, Newfield. A

Spaulding Pond, Lebanon. S-9

Spicer Pond, Shapleigh. C

Spruce Pond, Parsonsfield. A

Stump Pond, Sanford. A

Sunken Pond, Sanford. C

Swan Pond, Acton. A

Symmes Pond, Newfield. A

Tarwater Pond, Lyman. A

Wadley Pond, Lyman. A

Wards Pond, Limington. A

Warren Pond, South Berwick. C

Webster Mill Pond (Blake’s or Small Mill Pond), Limington. A

Welch Pond, York. C

West Pond, East Parsonsfield. A

Wilcox Pond, Biddeford. C

York Pond, Eliot. A

Ask First Most outdoor recreation in Maine takes place on private property through the generosity of the landowner. Only by respecting landowners and their property can we be sure we will have land available in the future for the various forms of outdoor recreation we enjoy. If you know you are welcome to use someone's land, don't abuse the privilege. If you don't know whether you are welcome, find out. If the land is posted or you know you are not welcome, find another location. ALWAYS SEEK PERMISSION before engaging in any form of outdoor recreation on property which belongs to someone else.
Boundary Waters Between Maine and New Brunswick

Waters affected by this section are as follows (regulations listed below apply):

In Aroostook County:

Glazier Lake (see exception 1 below), North Lake, The Thoroughfare between North Lake and East Grand Lake, and East Grand Lake (see exception 2 below).

In Washington County:

Mud Lake, East Grand Lake (see exception 2 below), Spednic Lake (see exception 3 below), Grand Falls Flowage east of a line between red markers on McAlister's Point and Abbot’s Point, and St. Croix River Flowage (Woodland Flowage).

Season: January 1 through March 31.

Daily bag limits on landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and black bass: three fish in the aggregate not to include more than 2 landlocked salmon, 2 togue.

Daily bag limits on other species:

  • Whitefish: 8. No size or weight limit.
  • Smelts: Two-hundred (200). No size or weight limit.
  • All other species (except Atlantic sea run salmon): No limit.

Minimum length limits:

  • Landlocked salmon: 14 inches (35 cm)
  • Black bass: 10 inches (25 cm)
  • Togue: 18 inches (45 cm)
  • Trout: 6 inches (15 cm)

Equipment: On all open waters - five (5) lines per person.

Bait: Use or possession of spiny-finned fish as bait is prohibited.

Legal hours: From 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset. (No night fishing.)

Exceptions:

  • Glazier Lake is open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime with 5 lines.
  • East Grand Lake: Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon, trout, togue, and bass: 5 fish in the aggregate, not to include more than 2 landlocked salmon, 1 togue, 1 bass, and all 5 may be brook trout. Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.
  • Spednic Lake: Closed to the taking of bass; daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.

Licensing Requirements:

Either a Maine or New Brunswick License will be honored while fishing on the main body of the above waters. Fishing on these waters from shore or in any area or cove where jurisdiction can be determined by a straight line drawn between two points of land requires the appropriate state license.

Border Waters Between Maine and New Hampshire

Umbagog Lake, Upton, Maine; Errol/Cambridge, New Hampshire (waters of Umbagog Lake include the waters of the Androscoggin River upstream of the Errol Dam, the waters of the Magalloway River within the State of New Hampshire, and the waters of the Rapid River upstream to the marker at Cedar Stump in the State of Maine).

Great East Lake, Acton, Maine; Wakefield, New Hampshire

Salmon Falls River, Acton, Lebanon, Berwick and South Berwick, Maine; Wakefield, Milton, Rochester, Somersworth, and Rollinsford, New Hampshire. Province Lake, Parsonsfield, Maine; Effingham/Wakefield, New Hampshire

Balch Pond, Parsonsfield, Maine; Wakefield, New Hampshire

Horn Pond, Acton, Maine; Wakefield, New Hampshire. Signs posted at the most downstream extent of the great east dam outlet canal denote the boundary between Horn Pond and the Salmon Falls River.

Milton Watershed, Lebanon, Maine; Milton, New Hampshire - Milton watershed includes all of the Milton Three Ponds - Northeast Pond, Milton Pond, Townhouse Pond (Beginning at the Dam in Milton to the influx of the Branch River and the Salmon Falls River).

Lower Kimball Pond, Fryeburg, Maine; Chatham, New Hampshire

Spaulding Pond, Lebanon, Maine; Milton, New Hampshire

General Interstate Rules

  • No landlocked salmon through the ice.
  • No cusk fishing.
  • No more than 5 lines are permitted at any one time while ice fishing (EXCEPTION: Great East Lake).
  • No dead or living pickerel, goldfish, yellow perch, white perch, bass, sunfish, crappie, horned pout, carp, or any spiny-finned fish shall be taken, sold, or possessed for use as bait for fishing in New Hampshire-Maine interstate waters.

Exceptions to the General Interstate Rules

Umbagog Lake: Closed to ice fishing is that portion of the lake north of a straight line from a red post set on a point between Spillman and Glassby Coves on the east shore in Maine, and a red post set at Molls Rock, so-called, on the west shore in New Hampshire. S-18

Great East Lake: Restricted to two lines per person. Minimum length limit on togue (lake trout):16 inches.

Lower Kimball Pond: Smelt dipping is allowed between sunset and 10:00 p.m. with nets not over 18 inches in diameter.

Salmon Falls River: Closed to ice fishing.

Season: (exception: Salmon Falls River) January 1 – March 31: All species except landlocked salmon.

Daily Bag Limits:

  • Trout and togue (lake trout): 5 fish limit, but not more than 2 togue (lake trout), 2 rainbow trout, 2 brown trout, or 2 brook trout.
  • Pickerel: 5 fish
  • Bass: 1 fish
  • Smelt: 2 quarts by hook and line only.
  • All other species: No bag limits.

Length Limits:

  • Togue (lake trout): 18 inches (exception: Great East Lake)
  • Brook trout: 6 inches (exception: Lake Umbagog)
  • Brown trout and Rainbow trout: 10 inches in lakes and ponds;
  • Bass: 12 inches
  • All other species: No length limits.

License Requirements:

Fishing licenses issued to any person by either this State or New Hampshire shall be recognized when used on any lake or pond which is partly in both states of Maine and New Hampshire.

Ice Fishing in Indian Territory

As a result of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980, the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission has exclusive jurisdiction over fishing on any pond or lake of greater than 10 acres with 50% or more of shoreline within Indian (Passamaquoddy and Penobscot) Territory and any section of a river, brook, or stream both sides of which are in Indian Territory or one side of which is in Indian Territory for a continuous length of 1/2 mile or more. The Commission has adopted the following ice fishing rules which affect inland waters within Indian Territory.

Passamaquoddy Territory

Franklin County

Lowelltown

Big Indian Pond, Clear Pond, Elaine Pond, Little Indian Pond, Trout Pond, and Twin Island Pond: Closed to ice fishing.

Hancock County

T3 ND

Side Pistol Lake: Closed to ice fishing.

Lower Pistol Lake: Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 - March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish.

T4 ND

Kilman Pond, Middle Pistol Lake, and Upper Pistol Lake: Closed to ice fishing.

Middle Chain Lake and Upper Chain Lake: 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.

Penobscot County

T5 R1 NBPP

Mill Privilege Lake: 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.

Somerset County

Holeb Township

(Big) Fish Pond, Little Fish Pond, and Grassy Pond: Closed to ice fishing.

Prentiss Township

Cape Horn Pond, Duncan Pond, Hall Pond, and Lower Welman Pond: Closed to ice fishing.

Duncan Pond and an unnamed inlet stream from Hall Pond: Closed to smelting in every even-numbered year. The daily bag limit on smelts is 1 quart.

Washington County

T5 ND BPP

Lower Chain Lake: 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.

Sysladobsis Lake (Lower): Open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 - March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish.

T19 MD BPP

Grassy Pond: 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.

Penobscot Territory

Franklin County

Alder Stream Township

Round Mountain Pond: Closed to ice fishing.

Snow Mountain Pond and Blanchard Pond are regulated by the Penobscot Nation and are closed to ice fishing.

Penobscot County

T2 & 3 R9 NWP

East Branch Lake: Open to ice fishing from January 1 - March 31, Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish; minimum length limit on bass is 10 inches. All bass between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once.

Big Mattamiscontis Lake and Little Mattamiscontis Lake: 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.

T6 R8 WELS

Mountain Catcher Pond: Closed to ice fishing.

First Lake Mattagamon: Open to ice fishing from January 1 – March 31. S-5, S-15.

Rivers, Brooks, and Streams

All rivers, brooks and streams in Indian Territory are closed to ice fishing. These include all rivers, brooks, and streams:

  • in the townships listed above in Passamaquoddy Territory and Penobscot Territory;
  • located in Passamaquoddy Territory in Penobscot County (T3 R9 NWP and TA R7 WELS) and in Somerset County (Alderbrook, Pittston Academy, Soldiertown, and Hammond Townships); and
  • located in Penobscot Territory in Penobscot County (Argyle and T3 R1 NBPP) and in Piscataquis County (Williamsburg

Contacts

Anyone with questions about ice fishing in Indian Territory, should contact any of the following:

Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission
PO Box 87
Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 622-4815

Passamaquoddy Warden Service
Indian TWP
PO Box 446
Princeton, ME 04668
(207) 796-2677

or

Pleasant Point
PO Box 343
Perry, ME 04667
(207) 853-2551

Penobscot Nation
Dept. of Natural Resources
12 Wabanaki Way
Indian Island, ME 04468
(207) 827-7776

Judging Ice Conditions

"Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and crispy, way to risky."

The ice traveler should look for bluish ice that is at least 4 to 6 inches thick, in order to support people and their gear. Even if the weather has been below freezing for several days, don't guess about ice thickness. Check ice in several places. Use an auger, spud, or axe to make a test hole, beginning at shore and continuing as you go out.

If ice at the shoreline is cracked or squishy, stay off. Don't go on the ice during thaws. Watch out for thin, clear or honeycomb-shaped ice. Dark snow and dark ice are other signs of weak spots.

Choose small bodies of water. Rivers and lakes are prone to wind and wave action, which can break up ice quickly. Avoid areas with currents, around bridges and pressure ridges.

In the wintertime, outdoor enthusiasts frequently need to know how thick the ice is and whether it is safe to walk across it.The American Pulpwood Association has published a handy reference chart that gives a good rule-of-thumb for ponds and lake ice thickness.

The chart below is for clear, blue ice on lakes. Reduce the strength values by 15% for clear blue river ice. Slush ice is only one-half the strength of blue ice. This table does not apply for parked loads.

"Wait for a long cold spell, then test the ice thoroughly.

Ice Thickness Chart

Ice Thickness
(in inches)
Permissible Load - Clear, Blue Lake Ice
(Reduce strength values for other types of ice)
2
One person on foot
3
Group of people walking single file
7 1/2
Passenger car (2 ton gross)
8
Light truck (2 1/2 ton gross)
10
Medium truck (3 1/2 ton gross)
12
Heavy truck ( 7 - 8 ton gross)
15
Heavy truck ( 10 ton gross)
20
25 tons
25
45 tons
30
70 tons
36
110 tons

 

What if I break through the ice?

If you break through the ice, don't panic.

  • Don't try to climb out - you'll probably break the ice again.
  • Lay both arms on the unbroken ice and kick hard. This will help lift your body onto the ice. Roll to safety.
  • To help someone who has fallen in, lie down flat and reach with a branch, plank, or rope; or form a human chain. Don't stand. After securing the victim, wiggle backwards to the solid ice.
  • The victim may need treatment for hypothermia (cold exposure), artificial respiration or CPR

"If your feet are cold, put on your hat."

  • That may seem odd, but it's good advice. Most of our body heat is lost through your head and neck. So wear a hat and cover your face and neck.
  • Dress in layers. Wool, silk and certain synthetics are best; they'll keep you warm even if they're wet.
  • Insulated, waterproof boots, gloves and a windbreaker are very important. Take extra clothing.

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