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WASHINGTON COUNTY ICE FISHING

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 1 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 following the name 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 1 and then open to ice fishing for all fish from January 1 through March 31.

C: Closed to ice fishing.

S: Special rule in effect - see table at bottom of this section. (NOTE: Special rules may restrict the general provisions set forth for A and B waters.)

WN: Special WASHINGTON COUNTY rule in effect - see county rules at the end of the following list of waters.

SEE BOUNDARY WATER RULES BETWEEN MAINE AND NEW BRUNSWICK. THESE WATERS ARE LISTED AS S-7.

IN WASHINGTON COUNTY THE MINIMUM LENGTH LIMIT ON BASS IS 10 INCHES

Bodies of Water

  • Barrows Lake, Alexander. A
  • Baskahegan Lake, Topsfield, Brookton, T8R3, A, S-14, WN-2
  • Bearse Lake, Meddybemps and Baring. A
  • Beaver Lake, Calais. A
  • Beaver Dam Lake, No. Twp. 26. A
  • Beaver Dam Lake, So. Twp. 26. A
  • Beddington Lake, Beddington. A, S-10
  • Big Lake, Grand Lake Stream, Indian Twp., T27ED, NO. 21 Twp. WN-4, WN-6
  • Bog Lake, Marion. B, S-16
  • Bowles Lake, T31MD. A
  • Cathance Lake, Cooper and Plt. 14. WN-8
  • Chain Lakes (1st, 2nd and 3rd), Twp. 26 and Twp. 31. A
  • Clifford Lake, Lower, T5ND, A
  • Coleback Lake, Charlotte. C
  • Conic Lake, Baring. A
  • Cranberry Lake, Upper, Twp. 30. A
  • Cranberry Lake, Lower, Twp. 30, Twp. 36. A
  • Crawford Lake, Plt. 21, Crawford. A
  • Crooked Brook Flowage, Danforth. A
  • Crooked Brook Lake, Forest (T10R3N). A
  • Drake Lake, T01R3. A, WN-2
  • Farrow Lake, Topsfield. B, S-5, S-14, S-15
  • Flood Lake, Talmadge. C
  • Flood Lake, Upper, Talmadge. WN-9
  • Folley Pond, Bailelyville. A
  • Fulton Lake, Northfield. A
  • Getchell Pugs, Twp. 43. A, WN-10
  • Grand Falls Flowage Lake, Princeton, Indian Twp., Baileyville and T1R1. A, WN-6
  • Grand Falls Flowage. S-7
  • Grand Lake, East. S-7
  • Grand Lake, West, T6R1, T6ND, Grand Lake Stream and T5ND (also Penobscot County). WN-1
  • Greenland Pond, Little, Danforth. B, S-16
  • Grover Lake, T31MD. A
  • Grover Lake, Little, T31MD. A
  • Hadley Lake, East Machias. A
  • Hadley Lakes, T24MD. A
  • Hobart lake, Edmunds Twp. B, S-16
  • Horseshoe Lake, T5ND (see Penobscot County).
  • Hosea Pug Lake, T26ED. B, S-10
  • Hot Brook Lake, Lower and Upper, T8R4. A, WN-11
  • Hound Brook lake, T1R2. A
  • Howard Lake, Calais, Robbinston. A, S-10
  • Indian lake, Whiting. C
  • Jackson Brook Lake, Brookton and Forest (T10R3). A, WN-2
  • Josh Lake, Marshfield, B, S-10
  • Keeley Lake, Marshfield. B, S-10
  • Keeley's Lake, Calais. B, S-16
  • LaCoute Lake, Vanceboro. A
  • Ledge Pond, Charlotte. C
  • Lewy Lake, Princeton. A, WN-6
  • Lily Lake, Trescott. C
  • Lily Lake, T30MD. A
  • Little River Lake, Twp. 43. A
  • Long Lake, Marion Twp. B, S-10
  • Long Lake, Princeton. A, WN-6
  • Long Lake, T18/19ED & Wesley. A
  • Machias Lake, First, T37MD. A
  • Machias Lake, Third and Fourth, T42 & 43MD and T5ND. WN-3
  • Meddybemps Lake, Meddybemps, Baring, Baileyville and Alexander. WN-12
  • Moneymaker Lake, Robbinston. B, S-15
  • Monroe Lake, T43MD. C
  • Monroe Ponds, T43MD. C
  • Montegail Pond, T19MD. B, S-16
  • Mud Lake, Lower, Alexander. A
  • Mud Lake, Upper, Alexander. A
  • Mud Lake, T9R4NBPP (Forest City). S-7
  • Munson Lake, T18 & 19ED. A
  • Musquash Lake, East, Topsfield. B, S-14
  • Musquash Lake, West, T6R1NBPP. 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, WN-5
  • 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
  • Penman Pond, T26ED. A
  • Peep lake, T30MD. C
  • 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 Twp. C
  • Pleasant River Lake, Beddington & T29MD. B, S-1, S-10, S-13
  • Pleasant River, T6R1, T7R2NBPP. WNN-7
  • Pocomoonshine Lake, Princeton. A
  • Pocumcus Lake, T5ND. B, WN-6
  • Pork Barrel Lake, T6R1. B, S-8, S-10
  • Possum Pond, T26ED. A
  • Rocky Lake, T18ED. A
  • Rocky & Sunken Lakes, Whiting, Marion. B, S-15
  • Round Lake, Charlotte. A
  • Round Lake, T18 & 19ED. A
  • Saint Croix River Flowage, Grand Falls to Milltown. S-7
  • 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. WN-10
  • Simon Lake, Codyville. A
  • Simpson Pond, Roque Bluffs. C
  • Six Mile Pond, Marshfield & Whitneyville. C
  • Spectacle Ponds, T19ED. A
  • Spednik Lake, T9R4N, T10R3N, T11R3N, Vanceboro. S-7
  • Suckser Lake, Danforth (see Aroostook County).
  • Sysladobsis Lake, Lower, T5ND. B, S-14
  • Tomah Flowage, Waite, Codyville. C
  • Tomah Lake, Forest. C
  • Tomah Lake, Little, Topsfield & Codyville. A
  • Trout Lake, T7R2NBPP. C
  • Vining Lake, Cooper. B, S-16
  • Voses Lake, Calais. A
  • Wabassus Lake, T5 & 6ND & T43MD. A, WN-10


WASHINGTON COUNTY SPECIAL RULES WN-1: West Grand Lake: Open to ice fishing for all fish during February and March. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish; all bass greater than 12 inches must be released. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime.
WN-2: Baskahegan, Drake, Jackson Brook - Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.
WN-3: Machias Lakes, Third and Fourth. Open per Class A. Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on bass: 18 inches.
WN-4: Big Lake - Open per Class 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.
WN-5: Old Stream, Second and Third Lakes - Open per Class B. Daily bag limit on splake and brook trout: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on splake and brook trout: 16 inches.
WN-6: From January 1 to March 31. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish; all bass greater than 12 inches must be released. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime.
WN-7: Pleasant Lake - Open per Class B. Closed to the taking of togue. Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish. Open to the taking of cusk in the nighttime.
WN-8: Cathance Lake, Cooper, Plt. #14. Open per Class B. No size or bag limit on bass except that only one may exceed 14 inches. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length: 10 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
WN-9: Upper Flood Lake, Talmadge. Open per Class B. Daily limit on trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit on trout: 14 inches; fishing restricted to 1 line; artificial lures only.
WN-10: Getchell Pugs, Silver Pug Lake and Wabassus Lake - Open per Class A. All bass must be released alive at once. Artificial lures only on Getchell Pugs.
WN-11 Hot Brook Lakes, Lower and Upper - Daily limit on bass: 1 fish; all bass between 16-20 inches must be released alive at once. Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.
WN-12: Meddybemps Lake - Open per Class A. No size or bag limit on bass except that only 1 may exceed 14 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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