Maine Special Fishing Laws (H)

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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HADLEY LAKE, East Machias (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-33.

HADLOCK POND, LOWER, Mount Desert (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HADLOCK POND, UPPER AND TRIBUTARIES, Mount Desert (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-4, S-8. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. Tributaries: closed to all fishing year-round.

HAFEY POND, T18 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-19.

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

HALE POND, T2 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HALE POND AND OUTLET TO HERSEY TOWN LINE, Moro Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HALEY POND, Dallas Plt, Rangeley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-4, S-19. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and opent to ice fishing in November: S-7.

HALEY POND OUTLET, Rangeley. General fishing laws apply, except: S-1, S-4, S-9, S-19.

HALF MILE POND, Amherst (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-4, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

HALF MILE POND, Aurora (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-4, S-21, S-25. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches.

HALF MOON POND, Bar Harbor (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-10. Open to open water fishing October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HALFMOON POND, Carthage, Mexico (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.

HALFMOON POND, Saint Albans (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.

HALFMOON POND, Searsport, Prospect (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-8, S-13. From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HALL POND, Paris (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13. Motor Vehicles prohibited on ice (does not include ATV & Snowmobile). From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HALL POND, Prentiss Twp. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply, except: CI. FFO. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

HALL POND OUTLET (INLET STREAM TO DUNCAN POND), Prentiss Twp T4 R4 NBKP. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply, except: Closed to smelting in every even-numbered year. The daily bag limit on smelt is 1 quart. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

HAMILTON POND, Bar Harbor (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish; all bass between 12 and 20 inches must be released alive at once.

HAMMOND POND, LITTLE (JULIES POND), Carrabassett Valley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

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

HANCOCK POND, Denmark, Sebago (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HANCOCK POND, Embden, Lexington Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-3, S-19, S-26. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.

CLOSED TO ICE FISHING is that portion within 200 yards of the intake of the water supply of the towns of Anson, North Anson, and Madison.

HANNIGAN POND, New Limerick (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.

HANNINGTON POND, Reed Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-9, S-19.

HANSON BROOK LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES, Mapleton, etc. (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Closed to taking live baitfish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HARDING POND AND TRIBUTARIES, T1 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

HARDY POND, Lakeview 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.

HARLOW POND, Parkman (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-19. All bass caught must be released alive at once. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – November 30: S-19. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

HARRIMAN POND, Dedham (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. ALO, S-21. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

HARRIMAN POND, Sebec (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.

HARRINGTON LAKE, T3 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HARRIS POND (MILO FARM POND), Milo (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-8, S-9, S-19. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – November 30.

HARROW LAKE, T10 R11&12 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HARVEY POND, Madrid (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-9 (ice fishing only), S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: ALO, S-7.

HATCASE POND, Dedham, Eddington (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. ALO, S-21. Fishing and boating prohibited within 2,000 feet of the intake of the Brewer Water District.

HATHAN BOGS, Coburn Gore (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

HATHORN POND, T4 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HATHORN POND, LITTLE, T4 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HAY LAKE, T6 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-19. Daily bag and possession limit on smelts: 1 quart. Closed to the taking of smelts from midnight to noon each day. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: ALO, S-7.

HAY POND, T6 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

HAY POND, T7 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HAYMOCK LAKE, T7&8 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-16, S-25.

HAYWIRE POND, Benedicta Twp, T1 R5 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: S-7.

HEALD POND, Caratunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

HEALD POND, Lovell (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

HEALD POND, T3 R5 BKP WKR (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HEALD POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Moose River (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HEALD POND, LITTLE AND WEE, Caratunk (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HEARTS POND, Orland (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-8, S-18. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HEBRON LAKE, Monson (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-2, S-19, S-22, S-25. All tributaries except Garland Brook: S-1.

HEDGEHOG POND, Bowdoin College Grant West (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

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

HEMLOCK STREAM, Argyle Twp. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply to that portion located in Indian Territory. Penobscot Indian Territory.

HENDERSON POND, TA R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-20.

HICKS 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.

HID POND, Kingfield (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

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

HIGH POND, Trout Brook Twp (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.

HIGHER POND, Pierce Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HIGHLAND LAKE, Bridgton (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HIGHT POND, Skowhegan (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-9, S-19.

HILL POND, T4 R5 NBKP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HILL POND, T7 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17.

HILLS POND AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET TO BARRIER DAM, Perkins Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HILTON POND #1 (HILL POND #1), Kingsbury Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HILTON POND #2 (HILL POND #2), Kingsbury Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HINCKLEY POND, LOWER, South Portland (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-8, S-9. From October 1 – November 30: ALO,
S-7.

HINCKLEY POND, UPPER, South Portland (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HOBART POND, T6 R7 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-19. Open to open water fishing October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HOCTER 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.

HODGDON MILL POND, Hodgdon (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: ALO, S-7.

HOLBROOK POND, T2&3 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-4, S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HOLBROOK POND, LITTLE, T3 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HOLEB POND, Attean Twp, Holeb Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7. From December 1 – March 31: Open to ice fishing at night for cusk, smelt, and yellow perch.

HOLT POND, Bridgton, Naples (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

HOOPER (LITTLE SABATTUS) POND, Greene (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats prohibited.

HOPKINS POND, Clifton, Mariaville (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-8, S-25. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

HORN POND, Acton. General fishing laws for Interstate Waters apply. Signs posted at the downstream extent of the Great East Dam Outlet Canal denotes the boundary between Horn Pond and the Salmon Falls River.

HORNE POND, Limington (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-3. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HORSERACE PONDS, Rainbow Twp, T3 R11 (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HORSESHOE POND, Andover (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.

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

HORSESHOE POND, Bowdoin College Grant West (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

HORSESHOE POND, Chase Stream Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-20.

HORSESHOE POND, Chesterville (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.

HORSESHOE POND, Coburn Gore (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

HORSESHOE POND, Denmark (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats prohibited.

HORSESHOE POND, East Moxie Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

HORSESHOE POND, Lovell, Stoneham (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-3. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HORSESHOE POND, Parlin Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-18.

HORSESHOE POND, Pierce Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HORSESHOE POND, T11 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-19.

HORSESHOE POND, T16 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HORSESHOE POND, T3 R5 BKP WKR (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

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

HOSEA PUG LAKE, T26 ED BPP (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-16. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HOT BROOK LAKES, LOWER AND UPPER, Bancroft, Danforth, T8 R3 NBPP, T8 R4 NBPP (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish. All bass caught must be released alive at once. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

HOT POND, T6 R7 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: S-7.

HOUSTON POND, BIG, T6&7 R9 NWP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Open to ice fishing during the month of February only. S-2, S-3, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used from sunset to sunrise while fishing for cusk), S-17, S-25. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches.

HOUSTON POND, LITTLE, Katahdin Iron Works Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

HOWARD LAKE, Calais, Robbinston (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-16. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

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

HUDSON POND, T6 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

HUDSON POND, LOWER AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET TO BARRIER DAM, T10 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

HUDSON POND, UPPER, AND OUTLET, T11 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19, S-20.

HUMPBACK BOG, T28 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-4.

HUNNEWELL LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES, Saint John Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Closed to taking live baitfish. From August 16 – September 30: ALO. Total daily bag limit for trout, landlocked salmon and togue: 1 fish.

HUNTER (TOWN LINE) POND, Linneus (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.

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

HURD POND, T2 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Minimum length limit on togue: 14 inches, only 1 of which may be between 14 and 18 inches and only 1 of which may exceed 18 inches.

HURD POND, BIG AND LITTLE, T6 R15 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B.

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

HURRICANE POND, Kibby Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

HURRICANE POND, T5 R20 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

HUSTON BROOK, Dead River Twp, Carrabassett Valley. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply to that portion located in Indian Territory, except: FFO, S-19. Penobscot Indian Territory.

HUSTON BROOK POND, Dead River Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

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

HUTCHINSON POND, Albany Twp (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

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

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