Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Quaco Ledges This ground lies about 10 miles SE. from Quaco Head and is out at low tide, the water about the ledges having depths from 14 to 30 fathoms over a bottom of stones and gravel. There is a heavy tide rip over these ledges when covered. These furnish good pollock fishing in the summer months, and cod fishing is carried on here by hand-lining from May to July.

A salmon-netting ground lies off about the Mouth Harbour and St. John Harbour, where these fish are netted, for the most part during June and July, when they are en route to the St. John River, where are their spawning grounds.