Back to alphabetical list of GOM Fishing Grounds
Back to Inner Gulf of Maine Area Grounds
Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
The Klondike . - This ground lies 15 miles S. by E. from Bald Head and is 3 miles long by 2 miles wide. The bottom consists of ridges of rocks - a "blistery" bottom (abundance of "sea pears,"" sea squirts." and other marine growths of a similar nature).
It is a cod and cusk ground all the year. Haddock are present from January to April and hake from September to December. Depths are from 75 to 8O fathoms over mud and rocks.
Fishing on this ground is by hand line and trawl by small boats and sloops, with an occasional trip by larger vessels in winter.