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WASHINGTON COUNTY
OPEN WATER FISHING
LISTED BY LAKE

[Special Rule (S-codes) are listed at end of This Section].

COUNTY EXCEPTION: minimum length on bass: 10 inches.



Barren Pond,
T24 MD BPP. S-24.
Barrows Lake,
Alexander. S-24.
Baskahegan Lake,
Brookton Twp., etc. S-24. Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.
Bearse Lake, Meddybemps and Baring. S-24.
Beaver Dam Lakes (North and South),
T26 ED BPP. S-24.
Beaver Lake,
Calais. S-24.
Beddington Lake,
Beddington. S-16, S-24.
Big Lake,
No. 21 Twp., Indian Twp., etc. S-15.
Bog Brook Flowage,
Deblois. S-24.
Bog Lake,
Marion Twp. S-18.
Bonney Brook Lake,
Grand Lake Stream Pl. S-24.
Bowles Lake,
T31 MD BPP. S-24.
Cathance Lake and all tributaries,
No. 14 Twp., etc. S-17. No size or bag limit on bass except that only one may exceed 14 inches.S-23.
Chain Lake, Lower,
T5 ND BPP. S-24.
Chalk Pond,
Beddington. S-24. Also Hancock County.
Clifford Lake, T26 ED BPP and T27 ED BPP. S-24.
Coleback Lake and tributaries and outlet down to barrier dam,
Charlotte. S-4, S-16.
Conic Lake,
Baring Plt. S-24.
Cranberry Lake, Lower,
T30 MD BPP and T36 MD BPP. S-24.
Cranberry Lake, Upper,
T30 MD BPP. S-24.
Crawford Lake,
Crawford. S-24.
Crooked Brook Lake,
Forest Twp. S-24.
Dennys River,
that portion of the Dennys River in the town of Dennysville and Plt. 14 from a red painted marker approximately 100 feet upriver from the mouth of Batson Meadow Spring to a red painted marker approximately 100 feet downriver from Batson Meadow Spring, closed to all fishing. See Atlantic Salmon Regulations.
Drake Lake, Forest Twp. S-24. Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.
Farrow Lake,Topsfield. S-2, S-3, S-17.
Fifth Lake Stream and tributaries, (See Hancock County).
Flood Lake,
Talmadge. S-6, S-17.
Flood Lake, Upper,
Talmadge. S-6, S-8; Minimum length limit on trout: 14 inches; fishing restricted to 1 line.
Fulton Lake, Northfield. S-24.
Getchell Pugs,
T43 MD BPP. All bass must be released alive at once. S-24.
Grand Falls Flowage,
Indian Twp., Princeton, etc. S-15, S-24. For that portion of the flowage east of a line McAllister's Point, see "Boundary Waters Between Maine and New Brunswick".
Grand Lake, East Danforth, Weston, etc. S-7.
Grand Lake Stream,
Grand Lake Stream Plt., etc. Fly fishing only from Apr. 1 to Oct. 15, including that portion of the stream adjacent to the hatchery pools. Closed to all fishing within 150 feet of Grand Lake Stream dam. From Apr. 1 to Aug. 15: S-19, S-22; From Aug. 16 to Sept. 30: Total daily bag limit for salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish. From Oct. 1 to Oct. 15, all fish caught must be released alive at once.
Grand Lake, West, T6 ND BPP, etc. S-15. From Oct. 1 to Oct. 15: Artificial lures only; all fish caught must be released alive at once.
Greenland Cove Brook, Danforth. S-1.
Greenland Pond, Big,
Danforth. S-24.
Greenland Pond, Little,
Danforth. S-18.
Grover Lake,
T31 MD BPP. S-24.
Hadley Lake,
East Machias. S-24.
Hobart Lake,
Edmunds Twp. S-18.
Hot Brook Lakes, Lower and Upper,
T8R4 NBPP, Bancroft. Daily limit on white perch: 25 fish. Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish; all bass between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once. S-24.
Hound Brook Lake,
Dyer Twp. S-24.
Howard Lake,
Calais. S-16.
Indian Lake,
Whiting. S-4.
Jackson Brook Lake,
Forest Twp. S-24. Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.
Josh Pond, Whiting. S-24.
Keeley Lake,
Marshfield. S-16.
Keene's Lake,
Calais. S-2, S-3, S-18.
LaCoute Lake,
Vanceboro. S-24.
Ledge (Bald Ledge) Pond,
Charlotte. S-4, S-17.
Lewy Lake,
Princeton, Indian Twp., etc. S-15, S-24.
Lily Lake,
T30 MD BPP. S-24.
Lily Lake,
Trescott Twp. S-4, S-18.
Little River Lake,
T43 MD BPP. S-24.
Long Lake,
Wesley. T19 ED BPP, etc. S-24.
Long Lake,
Princeton, etc. S-15, S-24.
Long Lake,
Marion Twp. S-16.
Machias Lake, Fifth,
T36 MD. S-24.
Machias Lake, First and Second,
T37 MD BPP. S-24.
Machias Lake, Third and Fourth,
T5 ND, T41 MD BPP, etc. S-24. Closed to the taking of bass from April 1 to June 20; from June 21 to Sept. 30: Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish; minimum length on bass: 18 inches.
Machias River, Holmes Bay. See Atlantic Salmon Regulations.
Machias River, East and tributaries, See Atlantic Salmon Regulations.
Marks Lake, First, Marshfield. S-24.
Meddybemps Lake,
Meddybemps, Alexander, etc. No size or bag limit on bass except that only one may exceed 14 inches. S-24.
Moneymaker Lake,
Robbinston. S-17.
Monroe Lake,
T43 MD BPP. S-4.
Monroe Pond, East,
T43 MD BPP. S-4, S-18. Closed to fishing in odd-numbered years.
Monroe Pond, West, T43 MD BPD. S-4, S-18. Closed to fishing in even-numbered years.
Montegail Pond, T19 MD. S-18.
Mopang Lake,
Devereaux Twp. S-16.
Mopang Lake, First,
Devereaux Twp. S-24.
Mud Lake, Upper and Lower,
Alexander. S-24.
Munson Lake,
T18 ED BPP and T19 ED BPP. S-24.
Musquash Lake, West,
T6R1 NBPP. S-17.
Narraguagus River,
1) Closed to all fishing within 100 feet of the ice control dam at Cherryfield.
2)
From 100 feet above the ice control dam and extending upriver approximately 1 3/4 miles to red markers situated on each side of the river: General Law Fishing, with single-pointed hook (except Atlantic salmon) is permitted from May 1 to Aug. 15; from Aug. 16 to Sept. 30, artificial lures with single-pointed hook (except Atlantic salmon), total daily bag limit on salmon, trout and togue: 1 fish;
3)
Closed to all fishing is that portion of the Narraguagus River from a red marker at the mouth of Sodom Brook in Deblois, downstream approximately 150 yards to a red marker.
4)
Above Deblois bridge, taking of fish is prohibited except by use of a single- hook on a line.
5)
Below Deblois bridge, fly fishing only.
6)
See Atlantic Salmon Regulations.
7)
See Schoodic Brook.

Nashs Lake, Calais. S-2, S-3, S-13.
Old Stream and tributaries from Route 9 down to Guptill Road,
Wesley, T31 MD, T25 MD. S-6, S-17.
Orange Lake,
Whiting. S-24.
Otter Lake,
Wesley. S-24.
Oxbrook Lake, Upper and Lower,
T6R1 NBPP, T6 ND. S-2, S-3. Motorboats prohibited.
Patten Pond, Waite. S-24.
Peaked Mountain Pond,
Centerville, etc. S-16.
Peep Lake,
T30 MD BPP. S-4, S-17.
Pennamaquan Lake,
Charlotte. S-24.
Pickerel Lake,
T30 MD BPP. S-24.
Pickerel Pond,
Topsfield. S-24.
Pickerel Pond, Little,
Brookton Twp. S-24.
Pike Brook Pond, East,
T18 MD BPP. S-4.
Pike Brook Pond, West,
T18 MD BPP. S-6, S-17.
Pineo Pond,
Deblois. S-5, S-17. Pineo Pond shall be called a great pond.
Pleasant Lake, Alexander. S-2, S-3.
Pleasant Lake,
T6R1, T7R2 NBPP. S-19. Closed to the taking of togue.
Pleasant River Lake and tributaries, Beddington. S-1, S-13, S-16.
Pleasant River and tributaries,
Beddington, T24 MD, T18 MD, Columbia, Columbia Falls. S-13. See Atlantic Salmon Regulations.
Pocomoonshine Lake, Princeton, etc. S-24.
Pocumcus Lake,
T5 ND BPP and T6 ND BPP. S-15.
Pork Barrel Lake,
T6R1 NBPP. S-16.
Possum Pond,
T26 ED BPP. S-24.
Pug Lake (Hosea),
T26 ED BPP. S-16, S-24.
Pug (Silver Pug) Lake,
T26 ED BPP. All bass must be released alive at once. S-24.
Pug Lake,
T5R1 NBPP. S-15.
Rand Lake,
Robbinston. S-24.
Roaring Lake,
Whiting. S-24.
Rocky Lake,
T18 ED BPP. S-24.
Rocky and Sunken Lakes,
Whiting, Marion. S-17.
Round Lake,
Charlotte. S-24.
Round Lake,
T18 ED BPP and T19 ED BPP. S-24.
Salmon Pond,
T30 MD BPP. S-4.
Sam Hill Lake,
T31 MD BPP. S-24.
Schoodic Brook,
Cherryfield. Closed from red post at its mouth to red post 1,000 feet upstream.
Schoodic Lake, Cherryfield. S-13.
Seavey Lake and Little Seavey Lake,
Wesley. S-24.
Second and Third Lakes Old Stream,
T37 MD. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 16 inches; Daily limit on brook trout: 1 fish.
Second (Gardner's) Lake, Marion Twp. S-24.
Second Lake,
T18 ED BPP. S-24.
Shattuck Lake,
Calais. S-6, S-16.
Shaw Lake,
T6R1 NBPP. S-24.
Simon Pond,
Codyville Plt. S-24.
Simpson Pond,
Roque bluffs. S-4. Motorboats prohibited.
Six Mile Lake, Marshfield. S-4, S-23.
Spectacle Lakes,
T19 ED BPP. S-24.
Spednic Lake,
Vanceboro. S-7.
Spruce Mtn. Lake,
Beddington. S-24.
St. Croix River, S-7.
Also see Atlantic Salmon Regulations.
Sucker Lake, Danforth. S-24.
Sunken and Rocky Lakes,
Marion, Whiting. S-17.
Tomah Lake,
Forest Twp. Closed to all fishing.
Tomah Lake, Little, Topsfield, etc. S-24.
Trout Lake,
Kossuth Twp. S-17.
Unnamed Pond,
T31 MD BPP. S-18.
Vining Lake,
Cooper. S-18.
Vose Pond,
Calais. S-24.
Wabassus Lake,
T5 ND BPP, T6 ND BPP, T43 MD BPP. S-24. All bass must be released alive at once.
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.

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