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SOMERSET COUNTY
OPEN WATER FISHING
LISTED BY LAKE
[Special Rule (S-codes) are listed at end of This Section]. Alder Pond, Alder Brook Twp. S-6, S-17.
Attean Pond,
Attean Twp. S-16.
Austin Pond,
Bald Mtn. Twp.,T2R3. S-16.
Austin Stream,
Bingham, Moscow. Opens to fishing June 1. See listing for Kennebec River tributaries.
Baker Pond, Caratunk. S-4. S-17.
Baker Pond,
Tomhegan Twp., T1R2. S-5. Children 12 years of age and under may fish under the S-4 special regulation.
Baker Pond,T5R6 BKP WKR.S-5, S-17.
Baker Pond tributaries,
T4R6, etc. S-5.
Bald Mountain Pond,
Bald Mtn. Twp., T4R3. S-4, S-17.
Barker Pond,
Cornville. S-24.
Barrett Pond,
Holeb Twp. S-5, S-16. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Basin Pond, Pierce Pond Twp. S-4.
Beans (Bean) Pond,
Pleasant Ridge Plt. S-5, S-18.
Beck Pond,
T3R5 BKP WKR. S-4, S-17.
Berry Pond, Big,
Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5, S-8. Minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches.
Berry Pond, Little, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.
Big Wood Pond, Attean, Dennistown, Jackman.S-16.
Big Wood Pond, Little,
Dennistown Plt. Daily limit on trout: 1 fish; minimum length limit on trout: 16 inches.
Bill Morris Pond, T3R5 BKP WKR. S-T, S-18.
Black Brook Pond,
Moxie Gore. S-4.
Black Hill Pond and tributaries and outlet down to barrier dam,
Embden. S-4.Blakeslee Lake, T5R6 BKP WKR. S-5, S-17.
Brassua Lake,
Rockwood Strip (T1R1 NBKP) , S-2, S-11, S-16. in lake and in all tributaries upstream to the red markers; Tributaries closed to the taking of smelts except Misery Stream. closed after Aug. 15 is that portion southwest of a line between two orange posts set on opposite shores at the entrance to Misery Cove, so-called.
Butler Pond, Lexington Twp. S-4, S-17.
Butler Pond,
King and Bartlett Twp. S-4, S-17.
Cambridge Pond,
Cambridge. S-24,
Canada Falls Lake and tributaries upstream to the first bridge,
Pittston Academy Grant, Alder Brook Twp., Soldiertown Twp. From Apr. 1 to Aug. 15: Daily limit on trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit on trout: 6 inches; only 1 trout may be longer than 12 inches. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: Artificial lures only; daily limit: 1 fish.
Cape Horn Pond, Blake Gore and Prentiss Twp. S-5.
Carlton Pond (Bog),
Detroit. S-24.
Carrabassett River,
See Franklin County.
Carry Pond, East, Carrying Place Twp. S-6, S-17. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Carry Pond, Middle, carruomg {;ace Tw[/ S-6.
Carry Pond, West,
Carrying Place Twp. S-6, S-17.
Center Pond,
Soldiertown Twp. S-6, S-17.
Chase Pond.Moscow. S-4.
Chase Stream, Moscow. Opens to fishing June 1.
Chase Stream Pond, Chase Stream Twp.S-4.
Chase Stream Pond,
Misery Twp. and chase Stream Twp. S-6, S-17.
cheney Pond and tributaries,
Prentiss and Hammond Twp. S-6, S-17.
Clear Pond,
Pleasant Ridge Plt. (See Mill Pond).
Clearwater Pond,
Prentiss Twp. S-6, S-16.
Clish Pond,
T5R20 WELS. S-5, S-17.
Coburn Pond,
Moose River Plt. S-5.
Cold Stream Pond,
Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.
Crocker Pond,
Dennistown Plt. S-23.
Daymond Pond,
Moose River Plt. S-5, S-17.
Dead River,
from the outlet of Flagstaff Lake to the confluence with the Kennebec River at the Forks: S-18. From the outlet of Flagstaff Lake to Grand Falls: S-23.
Dead Stream Pond,
Wesdt Forks Plt. S-5, S-17.
Deer Pond,
King and Bartlett Twp. S-6, S-17.
Desolation Pond,
T8R16 WELS. S-5, S-17.
Dimmick Pond, Big,
Caratunk. S-4.
Dimmick Pond, Little,
Caratunk. S-4.
Dimmick Pond, Mountain,
Caratunk. S-4.
Dingley Ponds, The Three,
T4R5 NBKP. S-5.
Dixon Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.
dole Pond,
Dole Brook Twp. S-17.
Dority Pond,
Hammond Twp. S-6, S-17.
Dubois Pond,
Prentiss Twp. S-6, S-17.
Duncan Pond, Prentiss Twp. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 10 inches.
Durgin Pond, Johnson Mtn. Twp. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.
Ellis Pond, Chase Stream Twp. S-5, S-17.
Enchanted (Bulldog) Pond and tribs.,
Upper Enchanted Twp. S-4.
Enchanted Pond, Little,
Upper Enchanted Twp. S-5.
Everett Pond,
King and Bartlett Twp. S-5, S-17.
Fahi Pond,
Embden. S-24.
Felker Pond,
King and Bartlett Twp. S-4, S-17.
Ferguson Stream, a tributary of Cambridge Pond,
Cambridge. etc. From Camabridge Pond upstream to the natural falls marked by red post. S-4.
Fernald Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-4.
Fernald Pond,
Parlin Pond and Johnson Mtn. Twps. S-5. S-17.
Fish Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-5.
Fish Pond,
Thorndike Twp. S-4.
Fish Pond,
Moxie Gore. S-4.
Fish Pond,
Hobbstown Twp. S-17.
Fish Pond, Big,
Holeb Twp. S-5. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 10 inches. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Fish Pond, Little, Alder Brook Twp. S-5, S-17.
Fish Pond, Little and thoroughfare between Little Fish Pond and Grassy Pond,
Holeb Twp. Closed to all fishing.
Fisher Ponds,T4R5 NBKP. S-4.
Flagstaff Lake,
Flagstaff, Bigelow and Dead River Twps., etc. S-24.
Foley Ponds (4),
Comstock Twp. S-6, S-17.
Frypan Pond,
Squaretown Twp. S-5, s-18. Motorboats prohibited.
Grace Pond, Upper Enchanted Twp. S-5.
Grass Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-6, S-17.
Grassy Pond and thoroughfare between Grassy Pond and Big Fish Pond,
Holeb Twp. Closed ot all fishing.
Great Moose Pond,St. Albans, Hartland, Athens, Harmony. S-2.
Grenier Pond, Big,
T4R5 NBKP. S-6, S-16.
Gulf Stream,
Moscow. Opens to fishing June 1 - See #4) under Kennebec River tributaries.
Gulliver Brook, Plymouth Twp. S-1.
Halfmoon Pond,
St. Albans. S-24.
Hall Pond,
Prentiss Twp. S-5. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 10 inches.
Heald Pond, Caratunk. S-5.
Heald Pond, Little and Wee,
Caratunk. S-4.
Heald Pond and tributaries,
Moose River. S-6, S-17.
Helen Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-4, S-18.
High Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-4, S-18.
Higher Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-4.
Holeb Pond,
Holeb Twp. S-16.
Horseshoe Pond,
T3R5 BKP WKR. S-4, S-17.
Horseshoe Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-4.
Horseshoe Pond,
Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-16.
Horseshoe Pond,
Attean Twp. S-5, S-16.
Horseshoe Pond,
Chase Stream Twp. S-5, S-17.
Huston Brook Pond,
Dead River Twp. See Franklin County.
Indian Pond, Lexington Twp. S-24.
Indian Pond, Big,
St. Albans. S-2, S-3.
Indian Pond, Little,
St. Albans. S-24.
Indian Pond and tributaries,
Indian Stream Twp., Big Squaw Twp., Chase Stream, Sapling. S-2, S-3, S-11, S-16, S-23.
Iron Pond,
Hobbstown Twp. S-5.
Ironbound Pond,
Alder Brook Twp. S-6, S-17.
Island Pond,
Chase Stream Twp. S-6, S-17.
Jackson Pond and tributaries,
Concord Twp. S-4.
Jim Pond,
Bald Mtn. Twp., T4R3. S-6, S-17.

Kennebec River, (See Fish Consumption Advisory).

DANGER:

Areas of this river are subject to rapidly changing water without warning. This has resulted in loss of life in the area below Indian Pond. We urge fishing from the riverbank only in these areas.
(A) From Indian Pond dam in T1R6 , Somerset County to the Central Maine Power Dam in Skowhegan (EXCLUDING WYMAN LAKE which is open under General Law): From April 1 to Oct. 31; Minimum length limit on salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout and brown trout: 12 inches; brook trout: 10 inches; daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 2 fish in the aggregate. From Aug. 16 to Oct. 31, fishing is restricted to the use of artificial lures only.
(B) From the Central Maine Power Co. Dam in Skowhegan to tidewater (Edwards Mill Dam) in Augusta:
Open to open water fishing from Jan.1 to Dec. 31. Minimum length limit on salmon, trout and togue: 12 inches; daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 2 fish in the aggregate.
EXCEPTION: From the Shawmut Dam to the upstream side of the new "Donald Carter" bridge in Waterville/Winslow: Artificial lures only; minimum length limit on salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout: 16 inches. Total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
Kennebec River tributaries in Concord, Bingham and Moscow. Open to fishing from June 1 except the following sections which are open under General Law seasons:
(1) That portion of Mink Brook north of Pierce Hill Road in Moscow;
(2) That portion of Austin Stream in Moscow north of the falls as marked by red markers;
(3) That portion of Jackson Brook in Bingham north of Goodrich Road Bridge;
(4) That portion of Gulf Stream upstream of Deadwater Rd. in Moscow.
Kennebec River, East Outlet, from Moosehead Lake to Indian Pond, River and tributaries: S-1. Open to fishing from May 1 to Sept. 30: Fly fishing only; Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches; minimum length limit on togue: 18 inches; minimum length limit on salmon: 14 inches; Total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish. From Oc. 1 to Oct. 31: Fly fishing only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.

Kennebec River, West Outlet. Opens to fishing May 1. S-19.
Kilgore Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp., Bowtown Twp. S-5, S-17.
Kilgore Pond, Upper,
Pierce Pond Twp., Bowtown Twp. S-6, S-17.
King and Bartlett Lake,
King and Bartlett Twp., S-4, S-17.
King Lake, Little and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam,
T4R5 NBKP. S-4, S-17.
King Pond,
Bowtown Twp. S-5, S-17.
Kingsbury Pond,
Kingsbury Plt., Mayfield Plt. S-3, S-8, S-22, S-23; Minimum length limit on trout: 16 inches. Pond closed to the taking of smelts from midnight to noon each day.
Knights Pond, Squaretown Twp. S-4.
Lake George,
Canaan. S-2, S-3, S-18.
Lane Pond,
ComstockTwp. S-4.
Lane Pond, Little,
Hammond Twp. S-4.
Lang Pond,
Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.
Lang Pond, Little,
Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.
Lily Pond,Little,
Concord. Opens to fishing June 1.
Lily (Merrill) Pond, Concord Twp., S-24.
Lone Jack Pond,
Johnson Mtn. Twp. S-5, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.
Long Pond,Taunton-Raynham. S-19, S-23.
Long Pond,
Jackman and Long Pond Twp. S-17.
Long Pond,
King and Bartlett Twp. S-4, S-17.
Long Pond,
Dole Brook Twp. S-10, S-17.
Long Pond and tributaries,
Forsyth and Holeb Twps. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Long (Little Long) Pond, Chase Stream Twp. S-5.
Lost Pond,
Pleasant Ridge Plt. S-5.
Lost Pond,
Russell Pond Twp. S-5.
MacDougall Pond.
Caratunk. S-4.
Mainstream Pond,
Harmony. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Markham Pond, Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5. Closes Aug. 15.
Martin Pond, The Forks. S-4. Motorboats prohibited.
Mary Petuche Pond, Prentiss Twp. S-5, S-17.
Mayfield Pond and tributaries,
Mayfield Plt., Kingsbury Plt., Closed to the taking of smelts from midnight to noon each day. S-23.
McKenney Pond,
Holeb Twp. S-6, S-17. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Meadow Brook, Bingham. Opens to fishing June 1.
Mill (Clear) Pond,Pleasant Ridge Plt. S-5, S-17.
Mink Brook,
Moscow. Opens to fishing June 1. See Kennebec River tributaries.
Misery Pond, Misery Twp. S-6, S-17.
Moose Pond,
Bowtown Twp. S-4.
Moose River,

(A) From confluence of Holeb Stream (T6R1) to Attean Falls (T5R1): S-6.
(B)
From Attean Falls downstream to the red markers at the outlet of Big Wood Pond: S-16.
(C)
From the red markers at the outlet of Big Wood Pond to Brassua Lake: S-19.
(D)
From Brassua Lake Dam to the red markers at the Rock Pile Pool: River and tributaries: S-1 S-21. Minimum length limit on togue: 18 inches. From May 1 to Aug. 15, artificial lures only; total daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish; From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30, fly fishing only; total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish.
(E)
From the red markers at Rock Pile Pool to Moosehead Lake: Regulations same as (D) above, but without the artificial lures restriction between May 1 and Aug. 15.

Moosehead Lake, See regulations under Piscataquis County.
Morrill Pond, Hartland. S-2, S-3, S-18.
Mosquito Pond,
The Forks Plt. S-4.
Moxie Lake,
The Forks, etc. S-4, S-23.
Moxie Long Bog,
Bald Mtn. Twp., T4R3. Closed after Aug. 15. Motorboats prohibited.
Moxie Pond, Little, East Moxie Twp. S-6, S-17.
Mud Pond,
Attean Twp. S-16.
Mud Pond,
Chase Stream Twp.S-4.
Nokomis Pond,
Palmyra. S-24.Motorboats with internal combustion engines prohibited.
North Pond, Mercer, etc. See Kennebec County.
Otter Pond,
Bowtown Twp. S-4.
Otter Pond, Big,
Sandwich Academy Grant. S-4.
Otter Pond, Little,
Sandwich Academy Grant. S-6, S-17.
Otter Pond, North and tributaries
Bowtown Twp. S-6.
Palmer Pond,
Mayfield Twp. S-4.
Paradise Pond, Lower and Upper,
Parlin Pond Twp. S-5, S-16.
Parlin Pond and tributaries upstream to Route 201 and outlet (Parlin Stream),
down to the confluence with Bean Brook, Johnson Mt. Twp. and Parlin Pond Twp. Casting and trolling with artificial flies only. Minimum length limit on salmon: 12 inches. S-17, S-23.
Penobscot Lake and tributaries,
Dole Brook Twp., etc. S-6, S-17.
Penobscot River, North Branch,
Comstock Twp., Pittston Academy Grant. From the Golden Road Bridge crossing near the mouth of Dole Brook to Seboomook Lake: From April 1 to Aug. 15: Daily limit on trout: 2 fish; minimum length: 6 inches, only 1 may be longer than 12 inches. From Aug. 16. to Dept. 30: Artificial lures only; daily limit: 1 fish.
Penobscot River, South Branch,Alder Brook Twp., Pittston Academy Grant, Hammond Twp. From the eastern boundary of Passamaquoddy Territory on Hammond Twp., downstream to Canada Falls Lake, and from Canada Falls Lake downstream to Seboomook Lake: From April 1to Aug. 15: Daily limit on trout: 2 fish; minimum length: 6 inches, only 1 may be longer than 12 inches. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: Artificial lures only; daily limit: 1 fish.
Penobscot River, West Branch, See Piscataquis County.
Pickerel Pond, Pierce Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.
Pierce Pond, Upper Pierce and thoroughfare (so-called),
Pierce Pond Twp., Bowtown Twp. Opens to fishing May 1. S-6, S-17.
Pleasant Pond,
Caratunk. S-4, S-18.
Rancourt Pond,
Dennistown Plt. S-5, S-17.
Ripley Pond,
Ripley. S-24.
Robinson Pond,
Caratunk. S-6, S-18.
Rock Pond, T5R6 BKP WKR. S-5.
Roderique Pond,
Rockwood Strip. S-6, S-17.
Round Pond,
Squaretown Twp.S-5, S-17.
Round Pond,
Chase Stream Twp., S-5, S-8; minimum length limit on trout: 18 inches. Motorboats prohibited.
Rush Pond, King and Bartlett Twp.S-4.
Russell Pond,
Russell Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.
Sandy Pond,
Embden. S-24.
Seboomook Lake and tributaries upstream to the first bridge,
Seboomook Twp., Plymouth Twp., Pittston Academy Grant. From April 1 to Aug. 15: daily limit on trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 6 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches. From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: Aritficial lures only; daily limit: 1 fish.
Shaw Pond, Lower, T3R4 BKP WKR. S-24.
Sibley Pond,
Canaan. S-24.
Smith Pond,
Parlin Pond Twp., etc. S-4.
Snake Pond,
Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5, S-17.
Socatean Stream,
from the red posts at the lake upstream to the Williams Stream Road, closed to all fishing. See additional regulations under Piscataquis County - Moosehead Lake.
Spaulding Pond and tributaries, Dole Brook Twp. S-4.
Spectacle Pond,
King and Bartlett Twp., etc. S-4, S-17.
Spencer Lake,
Hobbstown Twp. S-17.
Spencer Stream and tributaries,
T3R4 BKP WKR, etc. S-5.
Split Rock Pond,
Pierce Pond Twp. S-5, S-17.
Spring Lake,
T3R4 BKP WKR. S-2, S-3, S-4, S-18. Minimum length limit on togue: 1 togue must be longer than 18 inches and 1 togue must be between 14 and 18 inches.
Spruce Pond, Lexington Twp. S-5, S-18.
Stafford Pond,
Hartland.S-18.
Starbird Pond,
Hartland. S-24.
Supply Pond and tributaries and outlet to barrier dam,
Moose River Plt., etc. S-4.
Temple Pond Outlet,
Moscow. Opens to fishing June 1.
Ten Thousand Acre Pond and tributaries, Chase Stream Twp. S-4.
Tobey Pond,
Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5.
Turner Pond, Big and Little,
Forsyth Twp. S-6, S-17. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.
Welman Pond, Upper, Prentiss Twp. S-6, S-17.
Welman Pond, Lower,
Prentiss Twp. Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches.
Wesserunsett (Hayden) Lake, Madison. S-24.
Whites Pond,
Palmyra. S-24.
Wilson Hill Pond, Little,
Johnson Mountain Twp. S-5.
Wood Stream,
from Little Big Wood Pond, Dennistown Plt. to Big Wood Pond, Attean. From April 1 to Aug. 15: S-19; from Aug. 16 to Sept. 30, see General Law.
Wounded Deer Pond, Prentiss Twp. S-5, S-17.
Wyman Pond,
Brighton Plt. 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: No bag limit on pickerel. From July 1 - Sept. 30: artificial lures only; minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches.
  • S-15: From April 1 to June 20, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish; all bass longer than 12 inches must be released; from June 21 to September 30, daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish between 10 and 12 inches except that 1 may exceed 16 inches.
  • S-16: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.
  • S-17: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.
  • S-18: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 8 inches.
  • S-19: Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish.
  • S-20: Daily bag limit on whitefish: 3 fish.
  • S-21: Minimum length limit on trout: 12 inches.
  • S-22: Daily bag limit on salmon: 1 fish.
  • S-23: Open to fishing October 1 - October 31; artificial lures only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.
  • S-24: Open to fishing October 1 to November 30; all trout, landlocked salmon, togue and bass must be released alive at once.
  • S-25: Smelts may be taken by use of 3 single-baited hooks spaced a minimum of four inches apart.

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