Maine Special Fishing Laws (O)

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

OGUNQUIT RIVER, Wells. General fishing laws apply, except: From North Village Road downstream to the Route 1 bridge: 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.

OLD STREAM, T37 MD BPP to Northfield. General fishing laws apply, except: S-13.

From the Route 9 bridge down to the Guptil Road (including tributaries): ALO, S-13, S-19. The area at the mouth of Trout Brook is closed to all fishing between the red markers.

OLD STREAM, FIRST LAKE, T37 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13, S-33.

OLD STREAM, SECOND AND THIRD LAKES, T37 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13, S-18, S-33. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

ONAWA LAKE, Elliottsville, Willimantic (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-4, S-8 (except that 5 lines may be used at night while fishing for cusk), S-16.

ORDWAY POND, Shirley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

ORDWAY POND, LITTLE, Shirley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

ORLAND RIVER, Orland, Bucksport. General fishing laws apply, except: From the outlet of Alamoosook Lake down to the dam in Orland: Open to open water fishing from January 1 – December 31. S-19. The use of all legal forms of bait, artificial lures, and artificial flies is permitted.

ORSON BOG OUTLET, Brownville. General fishing laws apply, except: From Schoodic Lake upstream to the second road crossing: S-19.

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

OSSIPEE RIVER, Parsonsfield, Porter, Cornish, Hiram. General fishing laws apply, except: S-13.

From Kezar Fall’s Dam (Porter/ Parsonsfield) to Warren’s Bridge (Cornish): ALO, S-19.

That portion of the Ossipee River between the red markers located approx. 100 yards upstream and 100 yards downstream from the confluence of Wedgewood Brook: Closed to all fishing. (See listing for Wedgewood Brook).

OSSIPEE RIVER, LITTLE, Newfield, Shapleigh. General fishing laws apply, except: From the stone dam immediately above Route 11 in North Shapleigh downstream to Bridge Street in Newfield: From April 1 – October 31: ALO, S-7.

OTTER LAKE, T3 R4 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

OTTER POND, Carrying Place Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

OTTER POND, Parmachenee Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO. From August 16 – September 30: FFO, S-7.

OTTER POND, T3 R13 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

OTTER POND #2, Standish (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

OTTER POND #4, Standish (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

OTTER POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Bowtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO. Persons under 16 years of age may fish under S-4. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

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

OTTER POND, NORTH AND TRIBUTARIES, Bowtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

OVERSET POND, Greenwood (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-10, S-17. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Fly fishing and trolling with flies only. From October 1 – November 30: S-7.

OXBROOK LAKE, UPPER AND LOWER, T6 ND, T6 R1 NBPP (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats prohibited.

OXHEAD POND, MIDDLE, T40 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

OXHEAD POND, UPPER, T40 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-16. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

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