Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

The Pigeon Ground and Western or Green Island Ridge .-The northern portion of this ridge lies 6 miles NW. by W. from Matinicus Rock, from which the ground extends about 7 miles in a SSW. direction. The greatest width is not over 1 mile. Depths are from 15 to 30 fathoms. The bottom is broken and rocky.

It is a good cod ground in the spring and fall. Haddock are found here in June, November. and December. In summer this is a good hake ground. Halibut are found on the shoals (10 fathoms) and about the northern part of Western Green Island, on the sandy bottom during June and July.