Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Pollock Rip Grounds These lie between Pollock Rip Lightship and Shovel- ful Lightship and extend northward to Pollock Rip Shoal. These grounds are 3 miles long, E. and W., by 2 miles N. and S. The depths range from 4 to 12 fathoms. These are fished from Monomoy and in stormy weather from Chat- ham instead of going to the Crab Ledge.

Late in the spring and early in the fall the cod move inshore. In winter the cod leave Pollock Rip for the deeper water