Acadia National Park is open to fishing from the start of April and all the way through to September. However, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the park before going on a fishing trip.

Please know that there are privately owned portions of lakes and shorelines of ponds. It is essential that private property be shown proper respect. Also note that there are several ponds and lakes that are used for public drinking, therefore no swimming, fishing or boating are allowed there.

For boaters going for fishing, make sure that you clean your boat before floating. Stay alert for hitchhiking equipment and plants on boats. An entire lake and stream can be infested by a single invasive plant, which is why make sure that all plants are disposed off on dry, high lands away from the ponds and lakes.

Ice Fishing

There are some popular locations for ice fishing open during January through March. Please be cautious when ice fishing. It is best to ensure your safety by knowing that the frozen bodies and ice thickness is able to sustain your weight.

Ocean Fishing

Even though no license is required for fishing in the ocean, there are certain safety precautions that need to be taken. As always, it is best to know the weather conditions. Any sudden wave can sweep your boat out of the sea and crash it on the shore.

Beware of the seaweed and algae covered rocks. Watch your footing as they are extremely slippery.

Ocean fishing areas are as follows:

  • Frazer Point, Schoodic Peninsula
    • Fish – Mackerel
    • Time of Year – Mid-July through September
  • Sargent Drive, Somes Sound
    • Fish – Mackerel, Bluefish, and Striped Bass
    • Time of Year – July through September

Areas and Fish

The different lakes and ponds and the fish that inhabit them are as follows:
Eagle Lake - Landlocked Salmon, Brook Trout, Lake Trout
Bubble Pond - Brook Trout
Hodgdon Pond - Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch
Echo Lake - Landlocked Salmon, Brook Trout
Jordan Pond - Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout
Long Pond - Landlocked Salmon, Brook Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel
Half Moon Pond - Brook Trout
Lower Hadlock Pond - Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Sunfish, White Perch
Witch Hole Pond - Brook Trout
Seal Cove Pond - Alewives, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, White Perch, White Sucker, Yellow Perch
Round Pond - Smallmouth Bass
Lower And Upper Breakneck Ponds - Brook Trout
Upper Hadlock Pond - Brook Trout


All visitors of the Acadia National Park and residents of Maine are required to get their fishing licenses.

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