Maine Special Fishing Laws (D)

Please review this section to determine if the body of water you wish to fish has any special regulations that differ from the General Fishing Laws Seasons and Bag Limits or the General Fishing Laws.

Note: If the body of water is not listed, then the General Fishing Seasons and Bag Limits and General Fishing Laws apply.
Keep in mind, some waters (tributaries, outlets, connected waters) are NOT listed individually and may be listed with the main waterbody, or waters with an S-3 code (direct tributaries closed to taking of smelts). Some waters are collectively listed under one of the following listings: Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park.

Select the first letter of the water you are searching for below:

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DAAQUAM RIVER, T11 R17 WELS. General fishing laws apply, except: Closed to the taking of live baitfish. From October 1 – November 30: ALO. Open to taking bass and muskellunge only.

DAICEY POND, T3 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19, only 1 trout may exceed 14 inches. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DAIGLE PONDS (2) AND TRIBUTARIES, New Canada Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DAISEY POND AND TRIBUTARIES, T2 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DAVIDSON POND, Hersheytown Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

DAVIS (EDDINGTON) POND, Eddington (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Davis Pond Dam: Fishing is prohibited in or from the fishway; there are no distance restrictions when fishing near the fishway (Title 12, subsection 12457).

DAVIS (WAPITI) POND, T5 R7 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-19. Open to open water fishing October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DAVIS BROOK, Shapleigh. General fishing laws apply, except: From the Mann road downstream to the confluence with the Little Ossipee River: From April 1 – October 31: ALO, S-7.

DAVIS POND, Rumford (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

DAVIS POND, T5 R6 BKP WKR (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DAVIS PONDS, (FIRST AND SECOND), Guilford, Willimantic (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

DAVIS PONDS, (THIRD AND FOURTH), Willimantic (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

DAVIS STREAM (INCLUDING TRIBUTARIES UPSTREAM TO THE FIRST ROAD CROSSING), Willimantic. General fishing laws apply, except: From the First Davis Pond to the confluence with Wilson Stream: Closed to fishing from August 16 – September 30.

DAY MOUNTAIN POND, Avon (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-20.

DAYMOND POND, Moose River (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: FFO, S-7.

DEAD RIVER, T3 R4 BKP WKR to The Forks Plt. General fishing laws apply, except:

From the outlet of Flagstaff Lake to the confluence with the Kennebec River at The Forks: ALO. Minimum length limit on brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon and togue: 12 inches. Total daily bag limit for trout, landlocked salmon and togue: 2 fish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

From Grand Falls to the red markers located near the confluence of Spencer Stream, including all unnamed tributaries: S-7.

DEAD RIVER, NORTH BRANCH AND TRIBUTARIES, Chain of Ponds Twp to Eustis. General fishing laws apply, except: FFO.

General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply to that portion located in Indian Territory (Alder Stream Twp), except: FFO. Penobscot Indian Territory.

From the King and Bartlett Road Bridge crossing in Jim Pond Twp downstream to the dam on the North Branch of the Dead River in Eustis: Open to open water fishing from October 1 – October 31: FFO, S-7.

From the dam on the North Branch of the Dead River in Eustis downstream to the Flagstaff Road crossing: General fishing laws apply, except: Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DEAD RIVER, SOUTH BRANCH, Dallas Plt to Lang Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: From Route 16 bridge in Dallas Plt. to Langtown Mill bridge: S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DEAD STREAM POND, West Forks Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-19.

DEASEY POND, T3 R7 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DEBEC POND, Amherst (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-17.

DEBOULLIE LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET, T15 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DEBSCONEAG LAKE, 1ST, T2 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-19.

DEBSCONEAG LAKE, 2ND, T2 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-4, S-17.

DEBSCONEAG LAKE, 3RD, T1&2 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-17. Daily bag limit on togue: 6 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches, only 1 may exceed 23 inches.

DEBSCONEAG LAKE, 4TH, T1 R10&11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17, S-25.

DEBSCONEAG LAKE, 6TH, T1&2 R11 (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DEBSCONEAG LAKE, 8TH, Rainbow Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DECKER POND #1, Caratunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

DECKER POND #2, Caratunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

DEEP LAKE, Littleton (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DEEP POND, T4 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DEER LAKE, T34 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-33.

DEER POND, Bowmantown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DEER POND, Hollis (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-8. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

DEER POND, King and Bartlett Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

DEER POND, T3 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DEER POND, T3 R13 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-4, S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

DEERING (LONGFELLOW) LAKE, Orient, Weston (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-2, S-3, S-19, S-22. Daily bag limit and possession limit on smelt: 1 quart. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

DEMO POND, Rockwood Strip (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DENNY POND AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET, T15 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DENNYS RIVER, Meddybemps to Dennysville. General fishing laws apply, except: S-13. That portion of the Dennys River in the town of Dennysville and Cathance Twp from a red painted marker approximately 100 feet upriver from the mouth of Robinson (Batson) Meadow Spring to a red painted marker approximately 100 feet downriver from Robinson (Batson) Meadow Spring: closed to all fishing.

(Meddybemps Lake to Dead Stream: 1-2 fish meals a month. See Fish Consumption Advisories).

DEPOT LAKE, T13 R16 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November.

DESERT POND, Mount Vernon (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13.

DESOLATION POND, T8 R16 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

DICKWOOD LAKE, Eagle Lake (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DILL POND, Dallas Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DIMMICK POND, BIG, Caratunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DIMMICK POND, LITTLE, Caratunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DIMMICK POND, MOUNTAIN, Caratunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DINGLEY PONDS, THE THREE AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLETS, T4 R5 NBKP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

DIXON POND, Pierce Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO.

DODGE POND, Rangeley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17.

DOE POND, Monson (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-8, S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-19.

DOLBY POND, Grindstone Twp, Millinocket, TA R7 WELS (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: The pipeline is the demarcation between Dolby Pond and West Branch of the Penobscot River.

DOLE POND, Dole Brook Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17.

DONNELL POND, Franklin, T9 SD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13, S-22. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

DORITY POND, Hammond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

DOUGHNUT POND, Rainbow Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

DOUGHTY PONDS, UPPER, LOWER AND TRIBUTARIES, Monson (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

DOUGLAS POND, Kibby Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DOUGLAS POND, Palmyra (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

DOW POND, Sebec (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DRAKE LAKE, Forest Twp (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

DRAPER POND, T3 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19. Only 1 trout may exceed 14 inches. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: FFO, S-7.

DRAPER POND, T4 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DREWS (MEDUXNEKEAG) LAKE, Linneus, New Limerick, Oakfield (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-2, S-3, S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DRUMMOND POND, Abbot (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-8, S-9 (Ice fishing only), S-19. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – November 30: S-19.

DRURY POND, Temple (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

DUBOIS POND, Prentiss Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

DUCK LAKE, T4 ND (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Closed to the taking of togue. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

DUCK POND, Bowerbank (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DUCK POND, Moro Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-19.

DUCK POND, T2 R4 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DUCK POND, T4 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DUCK POND, T5 R12 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DUCK POND AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET, T15 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DUCK POND, BIG, East Middlesex Canal Grant (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

DUCKTAIL POND, Amherst (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-21, except that from October 1 – March 31: ALO, S-7.

DUCKTRAP RIVER, Northport, Belmont, Lincolnville. General fishing laws apply, except: FFO, S-13, S-17. From August 16 – September 30: FFO, S-13. Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches. otal daily bag limit on trout, landlocked salmon, and togue: 1 fish.

DUNCAN POND, Prentiss Twp. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply, except: CI. ALO. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Closed to smelting in every even-numbered year. The daily bag limit on smelts is 1 quart. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

DUNHAM BROOK (INCLUDING KIWANIS PARK POND), Guilford, Dover-Foxcroft. General fishing laws apply, except: CI.

From headwaters to first road crossing upstream of the Piscataquis river: Open to open water fishing from April 1 – November 30: S-9, S-19. The use of all legal forms of bait, artificial lures, and artificial flies is permitted.

From the Piscataquis River upstream to the first road crossing: Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31: ALO, S-19.

DUNHAM POND, Guilford (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

DUREPO LAKE, TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET, Limestone (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Closed to taking live baitfish. Lake open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

DURGIN POND, Johnson Mountain Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.

DUTTON (SHILOH) POND, Kingfield. (See Shiloh Pond).

DUTTON POND, Amherst (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-4, S-21. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DWELLEY POND, Nesourdnahunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

DWINAL POND, Winn, Lee. General law stream regulations apply.

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