Maine Special Fishing Laws (R)

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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RABBIT POND, T1 R11WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

RAGGED LAKE, T2&3 R13 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

RAGGED POND, T9 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19.

RAGGED POND, LITTLE, T9 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

RAGGED PONDS, LOWER EAST, LOWER WEST, UPPER EAST, UPPER WEST, T4 Indian Purchase (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

RAGGED STREAM (TRIBUTARY TO CARIBOU LAKE), T2 R13 WELS, T2 R12 WELS. General fishing laws apply, except: S-1. The general law maximum length limit on landlocked salmon does not apply.

RAINBOW DEADWATERS 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND TRIBUTARIES, Rainbow Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17. No size or bag limit on landlocked salmon.

RAINBOW LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES, Rainbow Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17. No size or bag limit on landlocked salmon.

RAINBOW POND, T10 SD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on trout: 5 fish, except that from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

RANCOURT POND, Dennistown Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: FFO, S-7.

RANGE POND, LOWER, Poland (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

RANGE POND, MIDDLE, Poland (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, S-26. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

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

RANGELEY LAKE, Rangeley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-2, S-3, S-4, S-17, S-22.

RANGELEY RIVER, Rangeley. General fishing laws apply, except:

From the fish screen downstream to the dam on outlet of Rangeley Lake: FFO. Total daily bag limit on trout and landlocked salmon: 1 fish.

From the downstream side of the dam on outlet of Rangeley Lake to the red markers at the confluence of the Cupsiptic Lake: S-1, FFO. Total daily bag limit on trout and landlocked salmon: 1 fish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – 31: FFO, S-7.

RAPID RIVER, Township C, Upton. General fishing laws apply, except: FFO. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 3 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches. Use of barbed hooks prohibited. All trout caught must be released alive at once.

Closed to all fishing after September 15 is that portion of the Rapid River between the remnants of Lower Dam to the red markers near the head of Long Pool, so-called.

RAPID STREAM, Carrabassett Valley to Freeman Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: FFO.

RAYS MILL POND, T7 R9 NWP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

RED BROOK, Scarborough. General fishing laws apply.

(6 fish meals a year. See Fish Consumption Advisories).

RED RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES (INCLUDING THAT FROM BLACK POND), T15 R9 WELS. General fishing laws apply, except: From the outlet of Pushineer Pond downstream to the T15 R9 WELS and T15 R8 WELS town line: S-4, S-19. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

REDINGTON POND, Redington Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

REED POND, Macwahoc 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.

REED POND, BIG, AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET DOWNSTREAM TO REED DEADWATER, T8 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish. All Arctic char must be released alive at once. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

REED POND, LITTLE, T8 R10WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-16.

RICH MILL POND, Standish (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats over 6 horsepower prohibited.

RICHARDSON LAKES, LOWER AND UPPER TRIBUTARIES, Richardsontown Twp, Township C, etc. (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-1, S-4, S-17. (See listing for Upper Dam Pool).

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

RICHARDSON PONDS, EAST, Adamstown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: FFO, S-7.

RIFT POND, Great Pond (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI, CO. ALO, S-1, S-3, S-18.

RIPLEY POND, Ripley (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.

RIPOGENUS LAKE, T3 R11&12 WELS (See Chesuncook Lake).

RIPOGENUS POND, T4 R12 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

RIPOGENUS STREAM, T3 R12 WELS, T4 R12 WELS. General fishing laws apply, except: S-1. General law maximum length limit on landlocked salmon does not apply.

RIPPLE BROOK, Mount Desert. Closed to all fishing.

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

ROACH POND, FIRST AND NORTH INLET, Frenchtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19, S-26.

ROACH POND, FOURTH, Shawtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

ROACH POND, SECOND, T1 R12 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-16, S-22.

ROACH POND, SEVENTH, TA R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

ROACH POND, SIXTH, Shawtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

ROACH POND, THIRD, Shawtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-16. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

ROACH RIVER, T1 R12 WELS to Spencer Bay Twp. General fishing laws apply, except:

From the red markers at the outlet of Second Roach Pond to the red markers at the confluence with North Inlet: ALO, S-19, S-22.

From the First Roach Pond dam downstream to the red markers on the shores of Moosehead Lake: FFO, S-1, S-7.

ROARING BROOK, T7 R9 WELS to Williamsburg Twp. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply to that portion located in Indian Territory. Penobscot Indian Territory.

ROARING BROOK POND, T7 R9 NWP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B.

ROBAR POND, T4 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI.

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

ROBBINS BROOK POND, T12 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-17. Casting and trolling with artificial flies only.

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

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

ROCK CRUSHER POND, Island Falls (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Open to open water and ice fishing from January 1 – December 31: S-8, S-9, S-19.

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

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

ROCK 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.

ROCK POND, T5 R6 BKP WKR (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

ROCKABEMA LAKE, Moro Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-19. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 3 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches.

ROCKY AND SUNKEN LAKES, Marion Twp, Whiting (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-21. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

ROCKY BROOK, Lincoln. General fishing laws apply, except: S-9.

ROCKY BROOK AND TRIBUTARIES, T15 R9 WELS. General fishing laws apply, except: S-4, S-19. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

ROCKY LAKE, Berry Twp (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-33.

ROCKY POND, Rockport (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: October 1 – May 31: S-9.

ROCKY POND, T2 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. The use of moto boats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

ROCKY 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.

ROCKY POND, T3 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.

ROCKY POND, T3 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. The use of motorboats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

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

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

ROCKY POND, LITTLE, TA R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-7.

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

ROSS (CHEMQUASABAMTICOOK) LAKE, T9&10 R15 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-16, S-25. Daily bag limit on whitefish: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 18 inches.

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

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

ROSS POND, Rangeley (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

ROUND (BOG) POND, Skowhegan (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.

ROUND LAKE, T18 ED BPP, T19 ED BPP (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-33.

ROUND MOUNTAIN POND, Alder Stream Twp. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply, except: CI. Opens to open water fishing May 1st: FFO. Daily bag limit on trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Penobscot Indian Territory.

ROUND MOUNTAIN POND, T11 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

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

ROUND 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.

ROUND POND, Lyman (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: January 1 – March 31: S-8, S-9. April 1 – September 30: Open to open water fishing only, ALO. October 1 – December 31: open to open water fishing only, ALO, S-7. Exception: Children under the age of 16 and eligible complimentary license holders may fish under S-4.

ROUND POND, Mount Desert (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13. Motorboats prohibited. From October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

ROUND POND, Sapling Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. Open to open water fishing from April 1 – November 30: S-19.

ROUND POND, Squaretown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

ROUND POND, T13 R12 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-4. From August 16 – September 30: ALO. Total daily bag limit on trout and togue: 1 fish. (See Allagash Wilderness Waterway).

ROUND POND, T14 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-2, S-3, S-4, S-16.

ROUND POND, T6 R11 WELS (See Chamberlain Lake).

ROUND POND, T7 R14 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B.

ROUND POND, T7 R8&9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-7.

ROUND 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.

ROUND POND, Vinalhaven. Closed to all fishing.

ROUND POND (CAVERLY POND), T2 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. 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: ALO, S-7.

ROUND POND AND OUTLET, T10 SD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-13, S-16. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

ROUND POND AND TRIBUTARIES, TA R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO.

ROUND POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Township E (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: FFO, S-7.

ROUND POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Albany Twp (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except:

Pond: CI. S-4, S-10. Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

Tributaries and Outlet: S-4. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

ROUND POND, LITTLE, Lincoln (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: From December 1 – April 30: S-8, S-9.

ROUND POND, LITTLE AND TRIBUTARIES UPSTREAM TO THE ALLAGASH WILDERNESS BLAZED LINE, T8 R13 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: ALO, S-16. (See Allagash Wilderness Waterway).

ROWE LAKE, T11 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-19. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

ROWELL POND, Solon (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.

ROXBURY (ELLIS) POND, Byron, Roxbury (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. S-19. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish, only 1 may exceed 14 inches. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: ALO, S-7.

ROYAL RIVER, Yarmouth. General fishing laws apply, except: From Elm Street downstream to tidewater: Open to open water fishing January 1 – December 31. S-19. The use of all legal forms of bait, artificial lures, and artificial flies is permitted.

RUBBERNECK POND, TA R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

RUM POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Bowdoin College Grant West, Greenville (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-19, S-20.

RUMP POND, Parmachenee Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-19, S-20. From August 16 – September 30: FFO, S-7.

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

RUSH POND, T2 R6 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.

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

RUSSELL 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.

RUSSELL POND, UPPER, T9 R14 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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