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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 except salmon, trout, togue and bass from the time ice forms in the fall until December 31; and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.
  • B: Closed to fishing until January 1and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.
  • S: Special rule in effect - see table at the end of this page. (Note: Special rules may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters).
  • PS: Special Piscataquis County rule in effect - see county rules at the end of the following list of waters.
In Piscataquis County the minimum length limit on bass is 10 inches.

Bodies of Water

  • Abbee Pond, Brownville. A
  • Allagash Lake, T7&8R14. PS-1
  • Ambajejus Lake (See Pemadumcook)
  • Badger Pond, Willimantic. A
  • Bear Pond, Bowerbank. PS-8
  • Bennett Pond, Little, Willimantic. A
  • Benson Pond, Big, Bowerbank, Willimantic, T7R9. B, S-4, S-8, S-11, S-15
  • Boyd Lake, Orneville. A
  • Branns Mill Pond, Dover-Foxcroft and Garland. PS-12
  • Buttermilk Pond, First, Bowerbank. B, S-4, S-11, S-13
  • Caribou Lake, T2R12, etc. PS-7
  • Caucomgomac Lake, T6&7R14, T6&7R15. B,S-14
  • Center Pond, Sangerville. B. PS-9
  • Chamberlain Lake, T6&7R12, T7&8R13, T6R11. B, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Chemquasabamticook Lake (see Ross Lake).
  • Chesuncook Lake, T3&4R12, T4&5R13. PS-7
  • Chesuncook Pond, T2&3R11. B, S-4, S-10
  • Churchill Lake (including Heron Lake), T9&10R12, T9R13. B, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Clear Lake, T10R11. B. S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Cuxabexis Lake, T5&6R12. B
  • Davis Ponds, 3rd and 4th, Guiford, Willimantic. B, S-10
  • Davis Ponds, 3rd and 4th, Guilford and Willimantic. A
  • Debsconeag Lake, First, T2R10. B, S-14, S-16
  • Debsconeag Lake, Second, T2R10. B, S-15
  • Debsconeag Lake, Third, T1&2R10. B, S-14, S-16
  • Deer Pond, T3R13. B, S-4, S-10
  • Dunham Pond, Dover-Foxcroft. A
  • Eagle Lake (incl. Round Pond), T7,8&9R13, T7&8R12. B, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Ebeemee Lake (East and West ponds), T5R9 and Brownville. A
  • Ebemee 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-15, S-23
  • Hardy Pond, Lakeview Plt. A
  • Harlow Pond, Parkman. A
  • Harriman Pond, Sebec. A
  • Hebron Lake, Monson. B
  • Holbrook Pond, T2R11. B, S-4, S-10
  • Houston Pond, Big, T6&7R9. PS-10
  • Hurd Pond, Big and Little, T6R15. B
  • Indian Pond, T2R6, Big Squaw Twp., Indian Stream Twp., etc. PS-13
  • Jaquith Pond, Brownville. A
  • Jo-Mary Lake, Lower, TAR10, T1R9, T1R10. B, S-14, S-16
  • Kingsbury Pond, Kingsbury Plt. (see Somerset County).
  • Lobster Lake, T3R14&15. TXR14, E. Middlesex Canal Grant. PS-5
  • Long Pond, TAR11WELS, T1R11 WELS. B, S-4, S-10
  • Longley Pond, T6R13. B
  • Loon Lake, T6R15. B
  • Manhanock Pond (Northwest Pond), Sangerville, and Parkman. A
  • Marr Pond, Sangerville. A
  • Matagamon, Lake, Grand, T6R9. (see Penobscot County).
  • Mayfield Pond, Mayfield Plt. (see Somerset County).
  • Millinocket Lake, T1&2R9 (see Penobscot County).
  • Millinocket Lake and Little Millinocket Lake, T7&8R9, and T7R10. B, PS-6
  • Moosehead Lake. PS-2
  • Mud Pond, Medford. A
  • Nahmakanta Lake, T1&2R11. B, S-8, S-10, S-11, S-14
  • Norton (Peters) Pond, Brownville. A
  • Onawa Lake, Elliottsville and Willimantic. B, S-4, S-8, S-10, S-11, S-14
  • Passamagamet Lake, T1R&10. A, S-14
  • Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes (includes Ambajejus, Elbow, North and South Twin Lakes), T4IP, T1R9&10, etc. B, S-3, S-14
  • Piper Pond, Abbot. B, S-10
  • Pleasant Lake, Big, T9&10R11. B. S-4, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Pleasant Pond, Orneville. B
  • Prong Pond, Beaver Cove Plt., Greenville. A, S-14, S-19
  • Ragged Lake, T2&3R13. B, s-10, S-14
  • Ripogenus Lake, T3&6R11, T3R12. PS-7
  • Roaring Brook Pond, T7R9. B
  • Ross (Chemquasabamticook) Lake, T9&10R15. B. S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Round Pond, T6R11. B, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Schoodic Lake, Lakeview Plt., T4R9, NWP, and Brownville. PS-4
  • Sebec Lake, Willimantic, Dover-Foxcroft, Bowerbank, Sebec. PS-3
  • Seboeis Lake, T4R9 NWP, Lakeview Plt. B
  • Shirley Pond, Shirley. B, S-8, S-19
  • Silver Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and T6R9. B
  • Spider Lake, T9R11&12. B. S-5, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Telos Lake, T5&6R11. B, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23
  • Togue Pond, Lower, T2R9. PS-11
  • Togue Pond, Upper, T2R9. A, S-3
  • Twin Lakes, North & South (see Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes)
  • Umbazooksus Lake, T6R13. B
  • Webster Lake, T6R10&11. B, S-10, S-14, S-20, S-23

Piscataquis County Special Rules
  • PS-1: Allagash Lake - Open to fishing for all fish during the month of February only. Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited. Daily bag limit on trout: 1 fish; on togue, 1 fish; on whitefish: 3 fish. Minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches. Restricted to two lines per person. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime. The use of motorized equipment is prohibited.
  • PS-2: Moosehead Lake - Open per Class B. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime. Daily limit on salmon, trout and togue: 3 fish in the aggregate, not to include more than 1 salmon, 1 trout, 3 togue (only 1 togue may be greater than 18 inches; all 3 may be between 14-18 inches). Closed Areas: That portion known as Spencer Bay; that portion from the mouth of Tomhegan Stream to a straight line between 2 yellow posts, 1 set on the small point of land on the north shore of Tomhegan Cove approx. mile from the mouth of Tomhegan Stream, the other set on the small point of land on the south shore of Tomehegan Cove approx. mile from the mouth of Tomhegan Stream; that portion from the mouth of Moose Brook to a straight line between 2 yellow posts, 1 set at the easternmost part of the Toe-of-the-Boot, the other on the opposite shore of Moose Brook cove on a line passing through the largest island in Moose Brook Cove; that portion from the mouth of Socatean Stream to a straight line between 2 yellow posts, 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 yellow posts, 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 yellow posts located at the mouth of Moose River.
  • PS-3: Sebec Lake - Open January 15 through March 15. Daily bag limit: two fish in the aggregate of salmon, trout & togue not to include more than 1 salmon. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime.
  • PS-4: Schoodic Lake - Open per Class b. Daily limit on salmon, trout and togue: 5 fish, not to include more than 3 togue, 1 salmon, 2 trout. Minimum length limit on togue: 14 inches. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime.
  • PS-5: Lobster Lake - Open February only. Restricted to 2 lines per person. Daily limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish in the aggregate. Use or possession of live fish as bait prohibited. Minimum length limit on salmon: 20 inches; Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches. Open to fishing for cusk in the nighttime.
  • PS-6: Millinocket Lake - Open per Class B. Smelts may be taken at night. Daily limit on salmon, trout and togue: 3 fish, not to include more than 2 salmon, 2 trout, 2 togue; minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.
  • PS-7: Caribou, Chesuncook & Ripogenus Lakes - Open per Class B. Daily bag limit: 5 fish not to include more than 1 salmon, 2 trout and 2 togue. Minimum length limit on salmon: 16 inches. Open to fishing for cusk in the nighttime.
  • PS-8: Bear Pond - Open per Class b. Restricted to two lines per person. Daily limit on trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit on trout: 16 inches.
  • PS-9: Center Pond - Open per Class B. Minimum length limit on brown trout: 14 inches.
  • PS-10: big Houston Pond - Open during the month of February only: Restricted to two lines per person. Daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 2 fish in the aggregate, not to include more than 1 togue. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime.
  • PS-11: Togue Pond, Lower - Open per Class B. Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited. S-14. Daily limit on trout: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches.
  • PS-12: Brann's Mill Pond - Open per Class A. All bass greater than 18 inches must be released alive at once.
  • PS-13: Indian Pond - Open per Class B. Open to night fishing for smelts, yellow perch and chubs. Daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 2 fish in the aggregate. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime. Minimum length limit on bass: 12 inches.


Special Regulations

These special regulations may apply to waters in any county. Whenever any water is followed by one of the above, you must refer back to this table to determine which special regulations apply.

  • S-1: Closed to the taking of smelts.
  • S-2: No longer used in book - general law permits the taking of smelts through the ice by hook & line only.
  • S-3: Night fishing for smelts permitted; 3 hooks per line permitted, hooks to be not less than 4 inches apart.
  • S-4: Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited.
  • S-5: Smelts may be taken at night.
  • S-6: Open to night fishing for smelts, yellow perch, & chubs.
  • S-7: Boundary waters with New Brunswick: See page 30.
  • S-8: Restricted to two lines per person.
  • S-9: Border waters with new Hampshire: See page 31.
  • S-10: Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish: minimum length limit: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.
  • S-11: Two fish daily bag limit in the aggregate of salmon, trout, & togue.
  • S-12: No size or bag limit on bass and pickerel.
  • S-13: No size or bag limit on bass.
  • S-14: Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime with 5 lines.
  • S-15: Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish: minimum length limit: 10 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
  • S-16: Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish: minimum length limit; 8 inches.
  • S-17: Minimum length limit on salmon: 16 inches.
  • S-18: Minimum length limit on togue; 16 inches.
  • S-19: Daily limit on trout: 2 fish.
  • S-20: Daily limit on whitefish: 3 fish.
  • S-21: Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches.
  • S-22: Daily limit on salmon: 1 fish.
  • S-23: Daily limit on togue: 1 fish.
  • S-24: Minimum length limit on brook trout: 10 inches.

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