Full DMR Laws and Regulations of Recreational Species
Complete, current Laws and Regulations for DMR regulated recreational species can be found in the DMR Laws & Regulations section of the DMR website. Proposed Rulemaking, Newly Adopted Regulations and Emergency Regulations can also be found there.
Note: If fishing in the tidal portion of rivers, DMR Regulations Chapter 55 lists Gear Restrictions and Closed Areas by body of water for your reference.
Printable Summaries of Recreational Fishing Regulations
- 2022 Striped Bass Regulations (PDF file, 1 page)
Note: The use of circle hooks is required in Maine when using bait to fish for striped bass.
Note: For regulations on Striped Bass fishing in the Kennebec River in Maine Dept. of Inland Fish and Wildlife jurisdiction above the head of tide, please visit the ME IF&W Fishing website.
- 2022 Groundfish and Other Finfish Regulations (PDF file, 1 page)
- 2022 Sea Run Sportfish Regulations (PDF file, 1 page)
- 2022 Sea Run Smelt Regulations (PDF file, 1 page)