Fishing LicensesState of Maine fishing licenses are required for Maine residents 16 years or older and non-residents 12 years or older. Fees vary based on resident/non-resident status, age, and length of license. Licenses can be purchased at many area retailers, as well as online through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Fishing season is approximately April through September. Check State of Maine Fishing Requlations for details.
Private Property and Public Drinking Supply
Portions of lake and pond shorelines may be privately owned. Please respect private property. Several ponds and lakes on the island are public drinking water supplies where swimming, wading, and pets are prohibited. Please follow posted regulations.
Eating freshwater fish containing mercury can be harmful if consumed in quantities. For safe-eating guidelines, consult the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website.
Clean your boat before you float. Watch out for hitchhiking plants on boats and equipment. A single invasive plant or plant fragment can infest an entire lake or stream. Dispose of plants on high, dry land away from lakes and ponds.
Before fishing, check location-specific watercraft regulations listed below:
Motors over 10 horsepower prohibited:
Half Moon Pond
Ice fishing season is generally from January through March. Many larger ponds and lakes in the park are popular locations for ice fishing. Please be cautious on frozen bodies of water and ensure that ice thickness is sufficient to support your weight.
Ocean fishing is managed by the State of Maine, with regulations posted online.
Ocean fishing areas include:
Species by Area
Half Moon Pond
Lower and Upper Breakneck Ponds
Lower Hadlock Pond
Seal Cove Pond
Upper Hadlock Pond
Witch Hole Pond
Last updated: August 7, 2020