Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
Wild Cat Ridge Very heavy tides sweep over this ground, making it difficult to haul gear in fishing upon it, whence, it is said, comes the name. It lies NNE from Highland Light, Cape Cod, 18 miles to its southern edge; SE 1/2 S from Thacher Island 31 miles; and is about 7 1/2 miles long in a north and south direction by about 3 1/2 miles wide.
The bottom is hard, of broken shells and sand, and depths are from 45 to 60 fathoms. There are 100 fathom depths inside of the ground and from 100 to 110 fathoms outside of it.
Apparently, this is an all the year ground for cod, cusk, and haddock, although but little fished at any time other than the winter seasons..