Maine Special Fishing Laws (W)

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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WABASSUS LAKE, T5&6 ND BPP, T43 MD BPP (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on white perch: 25 fish. All bass caught must be released alive at once.

WADLEIGH POND, T4 Indian Purchase 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.

WADLEIGH POND AND TRIBUTARIES, T1 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17, S-25.

WADLEIGH POND, BIG, T8 R15 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-7. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

WADLEIGH POND, LITTLE, T8 R15 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-18.

WALKERS POND, Brooksville, Sedgwick (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3. Closed to the taking of alewives. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

WALLAGRASS LAKE, 3RD AND TRIBUTARIES UPSTREAM TO THE FIRST ROAD CROSSING, Saint Francis, Saint John Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19.

WALLAGRASS LAKES, 1ST AND 2ND, Wallagrass Plt, etc. (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-19. Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 3 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches.

WALTON’S MILL POND, Farmington (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: A. Motorboats prohibited. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30 and open to ice fishing in November: S-7.

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

WASHBURN POND, Sumner, Woodstock (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-10. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

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

WASSATAQUOIK LAKE, T4 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. The use of motor boats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

WASSATAQUOIK LAKE, LITTLE, T4 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. The use of motor boats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

WASSOOKEAG LAKE, BIG (WEST OF STATE ROUTE 23), Dexter (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, S-25. Closed to all fishing from October 1 – December 31. Closed to ice fishing is the area west of the Guy H. Hall Memorial Bridge on State Route 23. From the bridge, this area extends westerly to the red markers on the north and south shores.

WASSOOKEAG LAKE, LITTLE (EAST OF STATE ROUTE 23), Dexter (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, S-25. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

WATSON POND, Rome (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats prohibited.

WEBB (WELD) LAKE, Weld (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-2, S-3, 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: ALO, S-7.

WEBB POND, Eastbrook, Waltham (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Daily bag limit on bass: 1 fish. Minimum length limit on bass: 18 inches.

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

WEBBER POND, Vassalboro (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Webber Pond Dam: Fishing is prohibited in or from the fishway; there are no distance restrictions when fishing near the fishway (Title 12, subsection 12457).

WEBSTER LAKE, T6 R10&11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-17, S-25. Minimum length limit on whitefish: 16 inches. A person may fish using live fish for bait (Title 12, subsection 12461). Open to the taking of live baitfish. Motorboats or outboard motors permitted.

WEBSTER STREAM, T6 R11 WELS to Trout Brook Twp. General fishing laws apply, except:

From the Telos Lake Dam downstream to Webster Lake (known as the Telos Cut): ALO, S-17. From August 16 – September 30: ALO. Minimum length limit on trout: 10 inches. Total daily bag limit: 1 brook trout (Title 12, subsection 12458).

From Webster Lake to the confluence with the East Branch of the Penobscot River: ALO, S-17.

WEDGEWOOD BROOK, Cornish, Parsonsfield. General fishing laws apply, except: From Route 25 downstream to the confluence with the Ossipee River: closed to all fishing.

WEED POND, T4 R9 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4. The use of motor boats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

WEEKS POND, T11 R8 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

WELCH POND, York. Closed to all fishing.

WELHERN (WETHERN) POND, Eustis (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.

WELLMAN POND, Belgrade, Sidney (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-10, S-13. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – November 30: ALO, S-7.

WELLS POND, Parmachenee Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17. From August 16 – September 30: FFO, S-7.

WELMAN POND, LOWER, Prentiss Twp T4 R4 NBKP. General fishing laws for Tribal Waters apply, except: CI. ALO. Daily bag limit on brook trout: 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches. Passamaquoddy Indian Territory.

WELMAN POND, UPPER, Prentiss Twp T4 R4 NBKP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

WENTWORTH POND, Athens, Solon. (See Ironbound (Wentworth) Pond).

WESSERUNSETT LAKE (HAYDEN LAKE), Madison (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-19. Daily bag limit on bass: 2 fish, only 1 may exceed 14 inches. Open to open water fishing from October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

WEST BRANCH POND, FIRST AND TRIBUTARIES AND OUTLET DOWN TO THE RED MARKERS, Shawtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

WEST BRANCH PONDS, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH AND TRIBUTARIES, Shawtown Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

WEST HARBOR POND, Boothbay Harbor (South Region). General fishing laws apply. Motorboats over 10 horsepower prohibited.

WEST LAKE, T3 ND, T40 MD (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-2, S-3, S-13. Except tributaries in the area of the lake known as “The Basin” are open to the taking of smelts. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

WESTERN LAKE, Robbinston (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-4. From October 1 – December 31: Closed to all fishing.

WHEELOCK LAKE, Saint John Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-4.

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

WHETSTONE POND AND OUTLET DOWN TO THE DAM, Blanchard Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-1, S-3, S-19, S-22. Minimum length limit on landlocked salmon: 16 inches.

WHIDDEN POND #1, Mount Katahdin (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

WHIDDEN POND #2, Mount Katahdin (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

WHIDDEN POND #3, Mount Katahdin (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

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

WHITEHORSE LAKE, T7 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.

WHITES 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.

WILCOX POND, Biddeford (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-9.

WILD RIVER, Batchelder’s Grant, Gilead. General fishing laws apply, except: S-19.

WILEY POND, Boothbay (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Closed to the taking of live baitfish. Motorboats prohibited. Closed to all fishing during the months of January and March. February: open to ice fishing S-4, S-8, S-9. From April 1 – December 31: ALO.

WILEY POND, Patten (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: S-7.

WILLIAMS POND, T4 R11 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4.

WILSON HILL POND, West Forks Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

WILSON HILL POND, LITTLE, Johnson Mountain Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO.

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

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

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

WILSON POND, LOWER, Greenville, T8 R10 NWP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: B. S-4, S-17, S-26. All landlocked salmon caught while ice fishing must be released alive at once.

WILSON POND, UPPER AND TRIBUTARIES AND THOROUGHFARE TO LOWER WILSON POND, Bowdoin College Grant West Twp, Greenville (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. S-4, S-17, S-26. North Brook and South Brook (Upper Wilson Pond tributaries) from red markers set at mouth of brook upstream to red markers set at first road, bridge, respectively: Closed to all fishing.

WILSON STREAM, Monmouth. General fishing laws apply, except: S-19.

WILSON STREAM, Willimantic. General fishing laws apply, except: S-1.

From Tobey Falls downstream to Sebec Lake: Closed to fishing from August 16 – September 30.

WILSON STREAM, Wilton. General fishing laws apply, except: From the first bridge downstream of Wilson Pond, including the canal, to the third (Route 156) road crossing downstream of Wilson Pond: S-9, S-19.

WINDY PITCH POND, T3 R10 WELS (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO. The use of motor boats or outboard motors is prohibited. Closed to the taking of live baitfish.

WINNEGANCE POND, West Bath (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: Minimum length limit on pickerel: 12 inches.

WITCH HOLE POND, Bar Harbor (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: ALO. Fishing restricted to 1 line. Motorboats prohibited. From October 1 – December 31: ALO, S-7.

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

WOOD STREAM, Attean Twp. General fishing laws apply, except: From Little Big Wood Pond to Big Wood Pond: S-1. From April 1 – August 15: S-19. From August 16 – September 30: ALO. Total daily bag limit on trout, landlocked salmon and togue: 1 fish.

WOODLAND FLOWAGE, Baileyville (South Region). General fishing laws apply, except: S-33. No size or bag limit on largemouth bass. International Water.

Woodland Dam, Baileyville: The fishway and the area within 75 feet of any part of the fishway are closed to fishing at all times (Title 12, subsection 12457).

WOODMAN POND AND TRIBUTARIES, Rainbow Twp (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. ALO, S-17.

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

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

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

WOUNDED DEER POND, Prentiss Twp T4 R4 NBKP (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: CI. FFO, S-17.

WYMAN LAKE, Caratunk, Carrying Place Twp, Moscow, Pleasant Ridge Plt (North Region). General fishing laws apply, except: To red markers north of Caratunk Boat Landing: Open to ice fishing for smelts from the time ice forms in the fall until March 31. B. S-16.

WYMAN POND, Brighton 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.

WYTOPITLOCK LAKE, Glenwood Plt, T2 R4 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.

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