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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Bull Ground This is an irregularly shaped piece of bottom of indefinite area, being perhaps 3 miles long by 2 miles wide. It lies between Lambo Ledge and the White Bull and at about 2 miles distance from Ragged Island. The bottom here is of rocks and mud with depths from 20 to 30 fathoms.

This ground furnishes hake fishing in June, July, and August. Cod are taken here In good numbers in the fall by gill nets, with a lesser amount also in the spring by the same method. In the winter the cod are taken here by " bobber trawl." Haddock are taken about the edges in August, mainly by hand line.

This ground is visited principally by small boats, the greater part of the catch being taken by gill nets. although trawls and hand lines also are used here.