Maine S-Codes and Season Date Codes

Maine S-Codes and Season Date Codes

ALO: Artificial lures only.

FFO: Fly fishing only.

S-1: Closed to the taking of smelts.

S-2: Closed to the taking of smelts, except by hook and line.

S-3: Direct tributaries closed to the taking of smelts.

S-4: Use or possession of live fish as bait is prohibited. (The use of dead fish, salmon eggs, or worms is permitted.)

S-7: All trout, landlocked salmon, and togue caught must be released alive at once.

S-8: Restricted to two lines per person.

S-9: Open to fishing only for persons under 16 years of age or persons holding an eligible complimentary fishing license.

S-10: Closed to all fishing from December 1 – March 31.

S-13: No size or bag limit on bass.

S-16: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake and Arctic charr): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 12 inches, only 1 may exceed 14 inches.

S-17: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake and Arctic charr): 2 fish; minimum length limit: 10 inches, only 1 may exceed 12 inches.

S-18: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake and Arctic charr): 1 fish, minimum length limit 18 inches.

S-19: Daily limit on brook trout (includes splake and Arctic charr): 2 fish.

S-20: All brook trout (includes splake and Arctic charr): less than 6 inches and longer than 12 inches must be released alive at once.

S-21: Daily bag limit on brook trout (includes splake and Arctic charr): 1 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches.

S-22: Daily bag limit on landlocked salmon: 1 fish.

S-25: Daily bag limit on togue: 1 fish.

S-26: Daily bag limit on togue: 3 fish; minimum length limit: 14 inches, only 1 may exceed 18 inches.

S-33: Maximum length on landlocked salmon and brown trout: 25 inches. Know the S-33 Code.

Special Season Codes
AAA: Open to ice fishing and open water fishing for all fish from December 1 – April 30.

BBB: Open to ice fishing and open water fishing from January 1 – March 31.

CI: Closed to ice fishing.

CO: Closed to open water fishing from October 1 – March 31.

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