Maine Special Fishing Laws (K)

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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KAMANKEAG POND, Davis Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

KATAHDIN LAKE, T3 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Motorboats or outboard motors permitted.

KEELY LAKE, Marshfield (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

KEENES LAKE, Calais (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3. From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

KEEWAYDIN LAKE, Stoneham (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

KELLY POND, T2 R12 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

KENDUSKEAG STREAM, Corinth to Bangor. General fishing laws apply, except:

From Garland Pond Dam downstream to the southernmost Route 15 crossing: S-13. All brown trout and landlocked salmon must be released alive at once.

From the southernmost Route 15 crossing downstream to the Harlow Street Bridge: S-13. All brown trout and landlocked salmon must be released alive at once. April 1 – June 30: S-19. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 8 inches. July 1 – September 15: Closed to all fishing. September 16 – October 15: ALO, S-19. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 8 inches.

From the Harlow Street Bridge downstream to the Maine Central Railroad Bridge in Bangor: S-13. Closed to all fishing from July 1 through September 30, both days inclusive (Marine Resources Rule).

KENNEBAGO LAKE, BIG AND TRIBUTARIES, INCLUDING BIG SAG BROOK, Davis Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – October 31: FFO. Minimum length limit on trout: 6 inches, only one trout may exceed 12 inches. Tributaries (except Kennebago River): FFO. Minimum length limit on trout: 6 inches, only one trout may exceed 12 inches. Closed to fishing after August 15.

KENNEBAGO LAKE, LITTLE, Stetsontown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17. Motorboats prohibited.

KENNEBAGO RIVER, Seven Ponds Twp to Rangeley. General fishing laws apply, except:

From Big Island Pond downstream to the red marker at the confluence of Cupsuptic Lake: FFO, S-17, S-22. From August 16 – September 30: FFO, S-7. Tributaries: FFO and closed to fishing after August 15.

The Logans, so called, from upper (Mahaney) dam upstream to red markers: Open to open water fishing April 1 – September 30: FFO. Daily limit on trout: 5 fish. Minimum length limit on trout: 6 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

From lower (Kennebago Falls) Dam downstream to the red marker at the confluence of Cupsuptic Lake: S-1, S-3.

That section of river in Lower Cupsuptic Twp known as the spawning beds approximately 200 yards long between red markers: Closed to fishing after September 15.

KENNEBEC RIVER, Indian Stream Twp to Augusta. General fishing laws apply, except:

From Indian Pond Dam in Indian Stream Twp., Somerset County, downstream to the upstream side of the Abenaki (lower) Dam in Madison (see separate listing for Wyman Lake): CI. From April 1 – October 31: ALO, S-13. Total daily bag limit for trout and landlocked salmon: 2 fish. Minimum length limit on Rainbow trout and round whitefish: 18 inches. Minimum length limit on brook trout: 14 inches. Minimum length limit on brown trout and landlocked salmon: 12 inches.

Kids fishing areas (under 16 years of age may use worms as bait):

From the red markers near the confluence with Moxie Stream in Moxie Gore downstream to the Route 201 bridge in West Forks Plt and The Forks Plt.
From the red markers near the boat launch in Bingham downstream to the Route 16 bridge in Bingham and Concord Twps.
From the Abenaki (lower) Dam in Madison downstream to the upstream side of Lockwood (lower) Dam in Waterville and Winslow: ALO. Open to ice and open water fishing from January 1 – December 31. Total daily bag limit on trout and landlocked salmon: 2 fish. Minimum length limit on trout and landlocked salmon: 12 inches.

Kids fishing areas (under 16 years of age may use worms as bait):

From the red markers near the Skowhegan Rest Area downstream to the upstream side of the Shawmut Dam.
From the Interstate 95 bridge in Fairfield downstream to the upstream side of the Lockwood Dam in Waterville.
From the downstream side of the Lockwood Dam to the downstream side of the power lines located about 4,200 feet above the Calumet Bridge in Augusta (head of tidewater): CI. Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31: ALO (single hook). Total daily bag limit on trout and landlocked salmon: 2 fish. Minimum length on trout and landlocked salmon: 12 inches. Striped Bass – From May 1 – June 30, inclusive: ALO (single hook); use or possession of marine bait, dead or alive, is prohibited; any striped bass caught shall be immediately released alive, without further injury, to the waters from which they were taken.

(Madison to Fairfield: 1-2 fish meals a month; Shawmut Dam in Fairfield to Augusta: 5 trout meals a year, 1-2 bass meals a month; Augusta to the Chops: Do not eat any fish from this area. See Fish Consumption Advisories).

KENNEBEC RIVER TRIBUTARIES, Moscow, Bingham, Concord Twp, Embden, Solon, etc. General fishing laws apply, except: All Kennebec River tributaries from the Wyman Dam in Moscow to Williams Dam in Solon are closed to all fishing until May 15. For additional regulations and exceptions see Austin Stream.

KENNEBEC RIVER, EAST OUTLET, Big Moose Twp, Sapling Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: From Moosehead Lake downstream to the red markers at Indian Pond: From April 1 – September 30: FFO. Total daily bag limit for trout, landlocked salmon and togue: 1 fish. Minimum length on trout, landlocked salmon and togue: 14 inches. General law maximum length limit on landlocked salmon does not apply. From October 1 – 31: FFO, S-7.

From the dam at Moosehead Lake to yellow markers at tail of Beach Pool: Open to open water fishing from November 1 – March 31: FFO, S-7.

East Outlet Dam: The fishway and the area within 50 feet of any part of the fishway is closed to fishing at all times (Title 12, subsection 12457).

KENNEBEC RIVER, WEST OUTLET, Taunton and Raynham Academy Grant, Misery Gore Twp, Sapling Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: Open to open water fishing from April 1 – August 15: S-19. General law maximum length limit on landlocked salmon does not apply. From August 16 – March 31: ALO, S-19. All landlocked salmon caught must be released alive at once.

KENNEBUNK PLAINS POND, Kennebunk (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. ALO, S-7. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

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

KEOKA LAKE, Waterford (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, S-22, except that from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

KETCHUM LAKE, TD R2 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

KEYS POND, Sweden (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-2, S-3, S-10, S-13, S-16. Open to open water fishing October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

KEZAR LAKE, Lovell, Stoneham (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, S-22. Daily bag limit on togue: 6 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches, only 1 may exceed 23 inches. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 16 inches. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

KIBBY STREAM AND TRIBUTARIES, Kibby Twp, King and Bartlett Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: FF.

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

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

KILGORE POND, Bowtown Twp, Pierce Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-16.

KILGORE POND, UPPER, Bowtown Twp, 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.

KILLMAN (SELMORE) POND, T4 ND. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply, except: CI. S-33. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

KIMBALL POND, New Sharon, Vienna (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-10, S-13, S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

KIMBALL POND, T5 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19.

KIMBALL POND, LOWER, Fryeburg. General fishing laws for Interstate Waters apply, except: Smelt dipping is allowed between sunset and 12:00 midnight with nets not greater than 18 inches in diameter.

KING AND BARTLETT LAKE, King and Bartlett Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17.

KING LAKE, LITTLE, AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET TO BARRIER DAM, King and Bartlett Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17.

KING POND, Bowtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-19.

KING POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Great Pond (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. ALO, S-1, S-18.

KINGSBURY POND AND INLET FROM MAYFIELD POND, Kingsbury Plt., Mayfield Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-3, S-21, S-22. During the open water season pond is closed to taking smelts from midnight to noon. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

KIRBY LAKE (THE MUCK), Belfast (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-8, S-9.

KNICKERBOCKER LAKES, Boothbay (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

KNIGHTS POND, Squaretown Twp (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.

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