Maine Saltwater Fishing Regulations

2019 Regulations

Species Season Size Limit Daily Bag Limit Special Rules
American Shad No closed season No size limit 2  
Georges Bank Atlantic Cod Aug 1 – Sept 30 24″ 10 Gulf of Maine Cod: No possession
Black Sea Bass May 19–Sep 21; Oct 18–Dec 31 13″ 10  
Bluefish No closed season No size limit 3 No bait with treble hook
No more than two treble hooks per lure
It is unlawful to use any hook other than a circle hook when using bait
Haddock June 1-September 16; November 1-February 28; April 15-30 17″ 12  
Pollock (ME Waters) No closed season 19″ No limit EXCEPTION: A creel limit of 12 pollock per person per day that are under 19” total length is allowed for recreational
Striped Bass No closed season 28″ 1 Kennebec watershed season: July 1 – November 30.
Winter Flounder/Blackback No closed season 12″ 8  

REMEMBER: Always research local rules and regulations before going fishing!

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