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OPEN WATER FISHING
LISTED BY LAKE
[Special Rule (S-codes) are listed at end of This Section].
Aroostook River (see Aroostook County).
Baxter State Park, See regulation under Piscataquis County.
Ben Annis Pond, Hermon. S-24.
Bottle Lake, Lakeview Plt. S-24.
Branch Lake (East), T3R9 NWP. From April 1 to June 20, closed to the taking of bass; from June 21 to Sept. 30, dialy bag limit on bass: 1 fish; minimum length limit on bass: 20 inches.
Branch Lake, South, Seboeis Plt., T2R8 NWP. S-24.
Branns Mill Pond, Garland and Dover-Foxcroft. S-24. All bass longer than 18 inches must be released alive at once. (Also Piscataquis County).
Brewer Lake, Orrington, Bucksport, Holden. S-23.
Brooks Pond, Corinna. S-24.
Cambolasse Pond, Lincoln. S-24.
Caribou, Egg and Long Ponds, Lincoln. S-24.
Center Pond, Dixmont. S-18, S-24.
Chemo Pond, Bradley, clifton, etc. S-24.
Cold Stream Pond, Enfield. S-2, S-3. Daily limit on salmon, trout and togue: 3 fish, not to include more than 1 salmon, 2 trout, 2 togue; Minimum length limit on togue: 1 togue must be longer than 18 inches and 1 togue must be between 14 and 18 inches.
Cold Stream, Upper, Lincoln. S-18.
Crooked Pond, Lincoln. S-24.
Dolby Pond, TAR7 WELS, etc. S-24.
Eddington Pond, Eddington. S-24.
Escutasis lake, Lowell, burlington. S-24.
Escutasis Lake, Little, Burlington. S-24.
Etna Pond, Etna. S-24.
Fields Pond, Orrington. S-24.
Folsom Pond, Lincoln. S-24.
Garland Pond, Garland. S-24.
Garland Pond, West, Garland. S-18.
Georges Pond, Holden. S-24.
Gould Pond, Dexter. S-24.
Green Mountain Pond, T6R6 WELS. S-5, S-8, S-21.
Gristmill Pond, Lowell. S-24.
Hammond Pond, Hampden. S-24.
Hatcase Pond, Dedham. See Hancock County.
Hermon Pond, Hermon. S-18, S-24.
Holbrook Pond, Holden. S-24.
Holland Pond, Alton. S-24.
Hopkins Pond, Mariaaville. See Hancock County.
Horseshoe Lake, Lakeville Plt., T45R1 NBPP. S-24.
Ireland Pond, T7R8 WELS. S-24.
Jerry Pond, T5R7 WELS. S-17.
Jerry Pond and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam, Millinocket, etc. S-4, S-23. Motorboats prohibited.
Johnny Mack Brook, Orono. fishing restricted to persons under 16 years of age.
JoMary Lake, Upper and tributaries, TAR10, etc. S-2, S-3, S-18.
Jones Pond, T7R8, T8R8 WELS. S-4.
Katahdin Lake, T3R8 WELS. S-4, S-17.
Keg Lake, Lakeville Plt. S-24.
Lost Pond, T7R7 WELS. S-17.
Lowell Lake, Carroll Plt., Springfield. S-24.
Madagascal Ponds, Big and Little, T3R1 NBPP, Burlington. S-24.
Mattakeunk Lake, Lee. S-24.
Mattanawcook Pond, Lincoln. S-24.
Mattawamkeag River, From July 1 to Sept. 30: Fly fishing only from red posts located on both shores 100 yards aboave Big Gordon Brook junction down to red posts located 100 yards below Little Gordon Brook junction and fly fishing only from red posts located on both shores 100 yards above Mattakeunk Stream junction. From Aug. 16. to Sept. 30, total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Mill Privilege Lake, T5R1 NBPP, Carroll Plt. S-24.
Millimagassett Lake, T7R8 WELS. S-14, S-16.
Millinocket Lake, T1R8 WELS, etc. S-2, S-3, S-25.
Millinocket Stream and tributaries (including Round Pond) upstream to first road crossing. From Millinocket Lake in T7R9 WELS downstream to the confluence with Munsungan Stream in T8R8 EWLS: S-6, S-11;Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches. From Aug. 16. to Sept. 30: Total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Moose Pond, T3R8 WELS S-4.
Mooseleuk Stream (See Piscataquis County).
Mountain Catcher Pond, T6R8 WELS. S-17.
Mower Pond, Corinna. S-24.
Mud Pond, Old Town. S-24.
Munsungan Stream and tributaries (See Piscataquis County).
Nokomis Pond, Newport. S-24. Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.
Nollesemic Lake, Long A Twp., T3R9 NWP. S-24.
Number Three Pond, T3R1 NBPP, Lee. S-24.
Parks Pond, Clifton. S-24.
Patten Pond, Hampden. S-24.
Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes (includes Pemadumcook, Ambajejus, North and South Twin Lakes, and Elbow Lake), T1R8 WELS, T4 Indian Purchase, etc. S-23.
Penobscot River, (see Fish Consumption Advisory). From the Veazie Dam upstream to I-95 access bridge, Medway: S-24. The area within 150 feet of any part of the West Enfield Dam, including fishway: Closed to fishing at all times. (Also see Atlantic salmon regulations).
Penobscot River, Mattaseunk Dam to Milford Dam-Gilman Falls Dam: From Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, S-6; daily limit on bass: 1 fish between 12-15 inches. From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, S-6, S-24.
Penobscot River, East Branch, T6R8 WELS. From Matagamon dam to the downstream side of Whetstone Bridge, Big and Little Spring Brooks, and all other tributaries upstream to the first road crossing: Artificial lures only; minimum length limit on salmon: 10 inches; S-17.
Pickerel Pond, Alton. S-24.
Pickett Pond, T6R6 WELS. S-17.
Pleasant Lake, Stetson. S-24.
Pleasant and Mud Lakes, T6R6 WELS. S-17.
Plymouth Pond, Plymouth. S-24.
Pond Farm Pond, Howland. S-24.
Puffers Pond (Echo Lake) and tributaries and outlet down to barrier dam, Dexter. S-18.
Pug Lake, T5R1. (See Washington County)
Pushaw Lake, Glenburn, Old Town, etc. S-24.
Pushaw Pond, Little, Hudson. S-24.
Pushaw Stream, Hudson, etc. From the railroad bridge in Hudson downstream to Pushaw Pond and from Pushaw Pond downstream to Stillwater River. S-24.
rocky Brook, Lincoln. S-19. Entire brook restricted to fishing only by children under 16 years of age.
Rocky Pond, T3R8 WELS. S-4.
Round (Grey) Pond, Plymouth. S-24.
Round Pond, Lee, T3R1 NBPP. S-4.
Round Pond, Little, Lincoln. S-4.
rush Pond, Herseytown Twp. S-24.
Salmon Stream Lake, T1R6 WELS. S-24.
Salmon Stream Lake, Little, T1R6 WELS. S-24.
Saponac Pond, Grand Falls Twp., Burlington. S-24.
Sawtelle Deadwater, T6R7 WELS. S-18.
Scraggly Lake, T7R8 WELS. S-18.
Sebasticook Lake, Newport. S-24.
Seboeis River, T5R7 WELS, etc. From the upstream side of the Grand Lake Road bridge tot he confluence with the East Branch of the Penobscot River: Artificial lures only; minimum length limit on salmon: 10 inches; S-17.
Shaw Lake, T5R1. S-24.
Shin Pond, Lower, Mt. Chase Plt., etc. No size or bag limit on bass; minimum length limit on salmon: 12 inches.
Shin Pond, Upper, Mt. Chase Plt., T6R6 WELS. S-2, S-3.
Smith Pond and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam, T3, Indian Purchase. S-4.
Snag (Stump) Pond, Lincoln. S-24.
Spring Bsrooks, Big and Little, T4R8 WELS, etc. Brooks and tributaries: Artificial lures only; minimum length limit on salmon: 10 inches; S-17.
Swetts (Sweets) Pond, Orrington. S-24.
Tracy Pond, Hermon. S-24.
Trout Pond, Soldiertown twp. S-4, S-18.
Wadleigh Pond, T4 Indian Purchase. S-24.
Wassookeag Lake, Dexter. S-2, S-3, S-10, S-18. Minimum length limit on togue: 20 inches; daily limit on togue: 1 fish.
Weir Pond, Lee. S-18.
Weymouth Pond, Corrina. S-24.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR OPEN WATER FISHING
On the following counties, waters which have exceptions to the General Law are listed. In most cases, the exception will be one of the codes listed below and may affect only a portion of the regulations that govern that particular body of water, i.e., only the bag limit on salmon is different from the General Law in which case it would read as follows: Smith Pond, Anytown. S-22. All other provisions of general law would apply.
- S-1: Closed to the taking smelts.
- S-2: Closed to the taking of smelts, except by hook and line.
- S-3: Tributaries closed to the taking of smelts.
- S-4: Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited. (The use of dead fish, salmon eggs, worms is permitted).
- S-5: Fly fishing only.
- S-6: Artificial lures only.
- S-7: Boundary waters with New Brunswick. SEE BOUNDARY WATERS BETWEEN MAINE AND NEW BRUNSWICK
- S-8: Daily bag limit on trout: 1 fish.
- S-9: Border waters with New Hampshire.
- S-10: Daily bag limit on togue: 1 fish.
- S-11: Daily bag limit on salmon, trout & togue: 2 fish in the aggregate.
- S-12: No size or bag limit on bass and pickerel.
- S-13: No size or bag limit on bass.
- S-14: Daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 3 fish in the aggregate, not to include more than 2 salmon, 2 trout, 2 togue.
- S-15: From April 1 to June 20, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish; all bass longer than 12 inches must be released; from June 21 to September 30, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish between 10 and 12 inches except that 1 may exceed 16 inches.
- S-16: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.
- S-17: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
- S-18: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 8 inches.
- S-19: Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish.
- S-20: Daily bag limit on whitefish: 3 fish.
- S-21: Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches.
- S-22: Daily bag limit on salmon: 1 fish.
- S-23: Open to fishing October 1 - October 31; artificial lures only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.
- S-24: Open to fishing October 1 to November 30; all trout, landlocked salmon, togue and bass must be released alive at once.
- S-25: Smelts may be taken by use of 3 single-baited hooks spaced a minimum of four inches apart.