Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Snipper Shin Snipper Shin is a westerly continuation of Otter Island Reef, lying between it and the Western Reef. It has a shoal of 7 fathoms. and the water about it is 25 fathoms deep in places. The ground is similar in character to Otter Island Reef and is frequented by the same species at the same seasons. In addition, small halibut are taken here in June and July.

Otter Island Reef: This is a cod and haddock ground at seasons when these fish are in shoal water, but it is best for cod in winter and spring and for haddock in the fall, from November 1 to January 1.