Maine Special Fishing Laws (L)

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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L POND, Seven Ponds Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

LAKE ARROWHEAD (OSSIPEE FLOWAGE, LEDGEMERE POND), Limerick, Waterboro (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From April 1 – June 30: All bass caught must be released alive at once. From July 1 – March 31: Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish; all bass between 16 and 20 inches must be released alive at once.

LAKE CHRISTOPHER, Greenwood, Woodstock. (See Bryant Pond).

LAKE GEORGE, Canaan, Skowhegan (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-3, S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

LAKE WOOD, Bar Harbor (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Motorboats prohibited. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, except that from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

LAMBERT LAKE, T11 R3 NBPP (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

LAMBERT POND, New Limerick (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

LANE BROOK POND, T6 R6 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

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

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

LANG POND, Parlin Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-20.

LANG POND, LITTLE, Parlin Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-20.

LARD POND, Turner (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

LAWTON POND, Mount Chase (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.

LAZY TOM POND, T1 R13 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

LEAD MOUNTAIN POND, UPPER, T22 MD, T28 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, except that smelts may be taken from the unnamed tributary which originates at Pinnacle Mountain and flows into a cove at the northeast corner of the pond. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

LEADBETTER POND, T9 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

LEAVITT BROOK, Limerick. General fishing laws apply, except: From the F.R. Carroll facility access road (Dole Ridge Road) to the first downstream dam: S-9, S-13, S-19.

LEAVITT POND, T1 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-18. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

LEDGE (BALD LEDGE) POND, Charlotte (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-10, S-17. Open to open water fishing October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

LEVENSELLER POND, Lincolnville, Searsmont (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats prohibited.

LEWY LAKE, Indian Twp Res, Princeton, etc. (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on smallmouth bass: 1 fish; no minimum length limit on smallmouth bass; all smallmouth bass between 12 and 20 inches must be released alive at once. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.

LILY (MERRILL) POND, Concord Twp (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.

LILY BAY BROOK (NORTH BROOK), Lily Bay Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: From the red markers at the lake upstream to the old fish hatchery concrete dam, closed to all fishing.

LILY LAKE, Trescott Twp (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish. From October 1 – March 31: ALO, S-7.

LILY PAD 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.

LILY POND, Concord Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI.

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

LILY POND, Edgecomb (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats prohibited.

LILY POND, Gouldsboro (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13.

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

LILY POND, New Vineyard (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.

LILY POND (CHANDLER MILL POND), New Gloucester (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-10, S-13. Motorboats prohibited. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

LIMESTONE STREAM, Limestone. General fishing laws apply, except: S-4. Closed to taking live baitfish.

LINCOLN POND, Parkertown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-26.

LINCOLN POND, T4 Indian Purchase (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

LINDSAY LAKE, Easton (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

LITTLE (HORSESHOE) POND, Franklin (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-7.

LITTLE JELLISON HILL POND, Amherst (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. ALO, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

LITTLE POND, Damariscotta (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Motorboats prohibited. From April 1 – September 30: ALO, S-13, S-18. From October 1 – October 31: ALO, S-7, S-13. Closed to all fishing from November 1 – March 31.

LITTLE POND, Liberty (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-8, S-22. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 16 inches. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7. Open to ice fishing January and February only. Closed to all fishing in March.

LITTLE POND (LITTLE MOOSE POND), Denmark (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

LITTLE RIVER, Lebanon to Berwick. General fishing laws apply, except: From Fall Road downstream to Hubbard Road: Open to open water fishing from April 1 – October 31: S-19. The use of all legal forms of bait, artificial lures, and artificial flies is permitted.

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

LLOYD POND, Bowdoin College Grant East (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

LOBSTER LAKE, East Middlesex Canal Grant, Lobster Twp, Northeast Carry Twp, TX R14 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-4, S-22, S-25. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 20 inches. Minimum length limit on togue: 23 inches. Open water fishing restricted to 1 line per person. Open to ice fishing February only: S-8.

LOBSTER STREAM, Northeast Carry Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: The general law maximum length limit on landlocked salmon does not apply.

LOCKE 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.

LOGAN LAKE, Houlton (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

LONG (LITTLE LONG) POND, Chase Stream Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO.

LONG BOG, Holeb Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

LONG COVE POND, Phillips (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

LONG LAKE, Indian Twp Res, Princeton (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on smallmouth bass: 1 fish; no minimum length limit on smallmouth bass; all smallmouth bass between 12 and 20 inches must be released alive at once. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish.

LONG LAKE, Madawaska, Saint Agatha, T17 R3&4 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-2, S-3, S-16. Only 1 landlocked salmon may exceed 16 inches. Tributaries downstream of the first road crossing: S-16. Only 1 landlocked salmon may exceed 16 inches. The general law maximum length limit on landlocked salmon does not apply. (See also Fish River Thoroughfares).

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

LONG LAKE, Oakfield (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.

LONG LAKE AND OUTLET TO LONG LAKE DAM (INCLUDING HARVEY POND) AND TRIBUTARIES UPSTREAM TO THE ALLAGASH WILDERNESS WATERWAY BLAZED LINE, T11 R13 WELS, T12 R13 WELS (North Region). Only 1 brook trout may exceed 14 inches. Minimum length on whitefish: 18 inches. From August 16 – September 30: tributaries open to open water fishing: ALO. Total daily bag limit on trout and togue: 1 fish. Minimum length on whitefish: 18 inches. (See Allagash Wilderness Waterway).

LONG POND, Aurora, Great Pond (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO. S-1, S-3, S-10, S-21. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

LONG POND, Belgrade, Mount Vernon, Rome (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From April 1 – September 30: S-2, S-3, S-19. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 12 inches. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7. From January 1 – March 31: All trout,landlocked salmon, and bass must be released immediately without removal from the water.

LONG POND, Bowdoin College Grant West, Elliottsville Twp, T7 R9 NWP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17.

LONG POND, Denmark (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Opens to open water fishing May 15: ALO, S-2, S-3,S-17. Closed to fishing from a point at the mouth of brook at north end of pond to a point 150 feet down the pond; points to be plainly marked. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7. Closed to open water fishing from December 1 – May 14.

LONG POND, Dole Brook Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17, S-25.

LONG POND, Forsyth Twp, Holeb Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

LONG POND, Jackman, Long Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-13, S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7. Churchill Stream and Upper Churchill Stream from Long Pond upstream to the red markers, and Parlin Stream from Long Pond upstream to the bridge at Route 15: S-19.

LONG POND, Jefferson, Somerville, Windsor (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-33.

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

LONG POND, Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13. All landlocked salmon 17-20 inches must be released alive at once. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 2 fish; only 1 of which may be greater than 20 inches. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

LONG POND, Parsonsfield (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3 except the area approximately 4,000 feet as designated by red markers on the southeast shore of the lake including the outlet (Brown Brook) and the tributary from West Pond. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

LONG POND, Sandy River Plt. (See Beaver Mountain Lake).

LONG POND, Seven Ponds Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17. Long Pond Dam: Fishing is prohibited in or from the fishway; there are no distance restrictions when fishing near the fishway (Title 12, subsection 12457).

LONG POND, Sullivan (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. ALO, S-21.

LONG POND, T10 SD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-7, S-13.

LONG POND, T11 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

LONG POND, TA R11 WELS, T1 R11 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.

LONG POND, Taunton & Raynham Academy Grant (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – November 30: S-19.

LONG 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.

LONG POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Townships D and E (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

LONG POND ON THE LITTLE MAGALLOWAY RIVER, Lynchtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19, S-20, S-22. From August 16 – September 30: FFO, S-7.

LONG POND STREAM, TRIBUTARY TO RANGELEY LAKE, Sandy River Plt. General fishing laws apply, except: FFO, S-1, S-17, S-22. Closed to fishing after August 15.

LONG POND, LITTLE, Seal Harbor (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. S-4. Minimum length limit on trout: 8 inches.

LONG POND, LITTLE, T10 SD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-16. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

LONGLEY LAKE, Orient (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.

LONGLEY POND, T6 R13 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B.

LOON LAKE, Dallas Plt, Rangeley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. Motorboats prohibited.

LOON LAKE, T6 R15 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B.

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

LOON POND, T40 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-10. Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

LOST POND, King and Bartlett Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

LOST POND, Pleasant Ridge Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: FFO, S-7.

LOST POND, Russell Pond Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

LOST POND, T11 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

LOST POND, T15 R6 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

LOST 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.

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

LOST POND, T7 R7 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17.

LOVE LAKE, Crawford, T19 ED BPP (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-33. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

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

LUCKY POND, Spencer Bay (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

LUFKIN POND, Phillips (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

LUNKSOOS LAKE, T4 R7 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: ALO, S-7.

LURVEY BROOK, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor. Closed to all fishing.

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

LYFORD POND, BIG, Shawtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

LYFORD PONDS, LITTLE (1ST AND 2ND), Bowdoin College Grant East and West (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19.

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