Hake Ground Martins Ground; Hillards Reef Bakers Island Ridge Enochs Shoal Banks Ground Abner Ground Shell Ground Inner Schoodic Clay Bank Bank Comfort Hatchell Ground Blue Hill Ground Grumpy a cod ground in spring and fall, a haddock ground in winter, and hake are taken on the edges in summer. It is also a good lobster ground. cod and cusk ground in spring and fall and a haddock ground in winter A summer hake ground extends from 3 miles ESE. of Seal Island to 4 miles SSE of the Wooden Ball, thus it is about 7  miles long by some 2  miles wide. The depths here are from 35 to 60 fathoms. This lies east from Petit Manan 4 or 5 miles. In May large cod are caught over the muddy bottom just E of the ledge in 27 to 30 fathoms. Hake and haddock are taken in late spring (May) and fall. Cod and haddock are taken here in May and June, hake from July to September. It is a good lobster ground. A small-boat ground in summer for cod and haddock. Hake are taken on the muddy bottom near it, It is a winter haddock ground in calm weather, these fish leaving it in the storms, the water being somewhat too shallow for them to SSE from Petit Manan 7 miles to the center. It is 2 miles long NE and SW and one mile wide and from 27 to 33 fathoms, and the bottom of rocks and mud. The shoalest portion is near the center. It is said to be a good cod and haddock ground, Good cod fishing may be had here in the spring from February to April, Inclusive. Haddock are present in fair numbers in late fall, winter, and early spring; pollock and cusk in fall and spring; and rarely halibut are taken here in June and July. Cod, haddock, and a few pollock are taken in spring and fall; hake in fair number in the fall months. Cod and pollock are taken in the spring, summer, and fall; haddock are present in spring and fall; and cusk in 35 to 40 fathoms in spring and fall. This is not a hake ground. Hake are taken here from June to September, inclusive; cod are present about the rocks the year around. Pollock are here in spring and fall, and haddock from December to February, inclusive. Middle Ridge Cod are present the year around haddock in late spring and summer with a smaller number in the fall. Cusk are here the year around. A few pollock are here in the spring and fall. Outer Schoodic Ridge. Cod, pollock, haddock, cusk, and hake are present here from June to November, and a few large halibut, up to 300 pounds in weight, are taken here in June and July. Jones ground. It is a hake ground in 110 fathoms. The center of the ground furnishes good trawl fishing from May 1 to September. The principal catch Is large cod, but a smaller amount of hake, cusk, and pollock are taken also. Outer Fall. Cod, haddock, and cusk are taken from this ground, with a lesser amount of pollock and a few halibut, these latter usually being taken on the small ridges. This bank is a winter ground; good also in the spring and early summer before the dogfi Newfound. Cod, cusk, and hake (large fish) are abundant here in the spring Skate Bank. The best season on this ground for cod and cusk is from April to July. Hake abound in July and August. Haddock Nubble. The bottom is of gravel and rocks, and Minerva Hub.  Abounding with cod in spring and fall. It is a summer ground for hake and cusk. Crie Ridges.  Cod. pollock, and cusk are here in the spring, and haddock are abundant in the fall. Henry Marshalls Ground. Cod are taken here in the spring, haddock in January and February, and hake in the summer months. It is a good lobster ground. Bald Ridges.  a good cod ground at all times when the fish are on the coast, the spring school the largest. The shoal is a favorite place for rock cod. Haddock: January 1 to February 15, Hake abundant in season in mud betwn the ridges. Good lobster grnds Blue Ground. Hake are found here in large numbers in summer and fall; cusk are taken in the deep water the year around but are most abundant in January. Cod are here the year around, the largest school occurring in February and March. Inner Breaker.  Good fishing for cod in May and June, while haddock are here in December and January. Towhead Grounds Considered one of the best inside shoal grounds for cod and haddock in the bay. Both these are good lobster grounds. Western Reef; Otter Island Reef; Snipper Shin. Cod & haddock ground at seasons when these fish are in shoal water, but is best for cod in winter & spring and for haddock in the fall, from Nov 1 to Jan 1. Small halibut are taken here in June. Barley Hill Ground a good cod ground in spring and fall and a hake ground on the mud and rocks in summer. Occasionally a few halibut are taken here during June and July. It is also a lobster ground. Southwest Ground cod ground from April to June and from September to November, inclusive. A few pollock and haddock are taken with the cod. Hake are abundant in summer close to Isle au Haute. Good lobster ground Western Ridge (or Green Island Ridge) & Pigeon Ground.  Good cod ground in spring & fall. Haddock  in June, November &  December. In summer, good hake ground. Halibut on the shoals (10 fathoms) & north part of Western Green Isl, on sandy bottom Monhegan Southeast Ground.  Good cod ground from April to July; haddock are taken in December and hake in summer on the edges in 50 to 60 fathoms. Freemans Ground.  A good spring ground for cod, and for cod, hake, and pollock in the fall. Haddock are not numerous on this ground, though a few are usually to be found here in December. Herring are here May to August. Burnt Island, Inner Ridge; aka Andrews Shoal. A cod ground from April to June, and cod and hake are taken from September to November; haddock in December. It is a good lobster ground. Burnt Island, 0uter Ridge. A  cod ground from April to June. Cod and hake from September to November; haddock in December. A good lobster ground. Franklin Ground. Cod and haddock are here from April to June and pollock in summer. In summer and fall hake are taken by night fishing with hand line about the rocks in 20 to 30 fathoms on the broken ground. Ornes Ground.  A good spring cod ground; also a pollock ground in spring and fall. It is a night fishing ground for hake, by hand lining close to the rocks in September& October. Herring abundant here usually in May and June. A good lobster grd. ohns Head Ground. About 4 miles SSE. from Pemaquid Point. Depths are from 25 to 15 fathoms over a sandy bottom, making a good cod ground in April and May. The ground is of circular form about 1 mile in diameter. Hand lines and trawls, together with some g Mosers Ledge aka Middle Ground. A good ground for cod and haddock in the spring and for herring in June and other top-schooling fish In their season. Mackerel occur in late August and September. It is a lobster ground the year around. Matinic Bank.  The bottom Is level, consisting of rocks. pebbles, and gravel, and the ground abounds in cod in the season from March to June. Halibut are sometimes abundant here in 10 to 15 fathoms during May and June. Matinic Ooze A flat bottom of ooze and shells. It is considered fair fishing ground for cod and haddock in the spring and for cod and hake in the summer and fall. Monhegan Inner Sou'Sou'west Ground. Fishing here is from May until July for codfish and pollock: hake and cusk are in the deep water in the spring months and halibut on the shoal in July and September. Middle Shoal, Pollock Rip, Allens Shoal, and Deckers Shoal. Cod in the spring during the herring season and in the fall in Outer Shoal. A cod ground from spring to fall and a good pollock ground in September. A few haddock are taken here about the edges in December. Hake are abundant on the edges on the mud in 45 to 50 fathoms during the spring, summer and fall. Monhegan Inner Sou'Southeast Ground. The principal fishes taken are cod and cusk in the spring, summer and fall. Very few haddock are found here. Pollock are numerous in the fall. The squid strike the ground in the fall. Hill Ground.  Its best fishing is for hake. Henry Gallant Ridges. Both these are year-around cod grounds, the spring months, however, having the largest school. Cusk also are abundant on both shoals in the spring. Harris Ground.40 to 50 fathoms over a bottom of sharp rocks and mud - a The 45 Fathom Bunch. A great ground for June cod. Aa piece of ground leading to the Inner Fall, on which, on a hard bottom and mud where there is an abundance of Monhegan Outer Sou'Southeast.Cod and cusk in the spring, summer and fall. Very few haddock here. Pollock  in the fall. Squid in the fall. Toothaker Ridge. An all-the-year cusk ground. In the spring and in June, the species taken are cod, cusk, pollock. and hake. On both shoals are abundant growths of Ridge East of Cashes Bank: It furnishes good fishing for cod, hake, and cusk in the spring, April being the best season. a cod ground in spring and fall. In summer hake are abundant here, and halibut are quite plentiful in July on the shoalest part. Monhegan Western Ground. A  good spring ground for cod and a summer ground for hake and cusk in 40 to 50 fathoms. Pollock are found here in September and October. White Head Ground.  Cod and haddock are found here from April to June and pollock in summer. In summer and fall hake are taken by night fishing with hand line about the rocks in 20 to 30 fathoms on the broken ground. Grand Manan Bank. Cod  abundant in June. Pollock are the principal fish. Haddock plentiful in the fall from late September to December; hake abundant on the mud between Grand Manan Bank & the Middle Ground. Herring in June and July Machias Seal Island.  Good ground in the water all about it, where depths are from 15 to 54 fathoms over a  generally rocky and uneven bottom. In summer cod, haddock, and pollock are abundant here, the cod and haddock remaining all winter. Southwest Ledges.  Depths on the ledges vary from 9 to 22 fathoms, with soundings of 30 fathoms or more about them. The ledges and their vicinity are spawning grounds for herring, and netting is carried on here in June, July, and August. Murre Ledges Gannet Rock. This lies east of the Murre Ledges. All about It is good ground in from 40 to 70 fathoms over a hard bottom. Cod are found here in good number from March to May, and halibut are taken here from March to May, inclusive. Cards Reef. The depths here are from 28 to 30 fathoms, over rocks, and the ground lies 3 miles S. by E. from the Old Proprietor and 9 miles from White Head. A cod and haddock ground from June to November. Gravelly.  Lying about 5 or 6 miles SE. by S. from White Head, this piece of bottom has about 25-fathom depths over a rocky bottom. This is a cod and pollock ground in their season. While an occasional halibut is taken here in summer. Heavy tide rips occu Bulkhead Rips, called also The Ripplings. Cod, haddock, hake, and pollock in abundance from June 1 to October 31. All are feeding on the small herring, so numerous in this vicinity at this season.Virtually no haddock are found in winter. The Soundings. A herring ground, outside the Bulkhead Rips 8 or 9 miles SE. from White Head. 30 or 40 fathoms of water here over a rock bottom, where pollock and cod are found in good number in July, August & September, and halibut in summer. Grand Manan Bank.Cod & pollock are the principal fish. Best fishing season is from April to October. Haddock  sometimes plentiful from late September to December; hake on the mud between Grand Manan Bank & the Middle Ground.  Halibut  in June & July. Middle Ground.  Cod & pollock  April to October. Haddock  sometimes  September to December; Marblehead Bank. Most fishing is for cod, pollock, and haddock; some hake &  cusk  Best  season is early spring through early summer. Haddock  in  shoal water May to October. Cusk 60 to 70 fathoms year around. Large hake on western edge. Halibut April Oct German Bank.  Cod, hake, and cusk are  principal species taken, with pollock & haddock in lesser amounts. A fairly good halibut ground Newfound. 45 miles SE. by S. from Mount Desert Rock and has depths of 90 to 100 fathoms over a gravelly bottom. It is about 12 to 15 miles long. ENE. and WSW., by 7 miles wide. cod, cusk, and hake (large fish) are abundant here in the spring. John Dyers Ridge.  A year round cod ground; most abundant  May 1 to November. A cusk ground all the year on the hard bottom of the deeper parts, Largest schools in March & April. Hake abundant in 70 fathoms & deeper on the mud in summer and fall. Harvey Blacks Ridge. Cod are here all year. Haddock are in the deep water in the spring: cusk all the year in deep water, together with hake in summer, also on the muddy bottom in deep water. Pollock and other surface-schooling fish in season. Cashes Ridge NW A ridge NW of Cashes Bank & nearly parallel with the main bank, separated by a narrow deep channel; about 7 miles long by 1 miles wide. Ccod, haddock, hake, and cusk;  cod and cusk  present year around. Cod in February, March. and April Fifty-five Fathom Bunch. West of Cashes Bank is a rocky ridge extending ENE. and WSW. about 4 miles and having a width of about 1 mile. This is mainly a cod ground, the seasons for the species being as on Cashes Bank. Fippenies Bank.Two shoals averaging 80 fathoms in depth with a channel of 90 fathoms between them. Halibut in June, July, & August on Maurice Lubee's Ridge.  Cusk plentiful  in the spring. Hake in spring & fall.  Cod year around, the Spring school  the largest.  Abundance of cod  is due to the great quantity of shrimps and soft-shelled crabs found on the muddy bottom and rocks. The Ridge (on southern Fippenies) A bottom of yellow mud &pebbles. Depths 75 to 95 fathoms. Cod  in December & January; cusk year round but most in February & March; haddock in December & January; hake in September and October. Old Jeffrey. Bottom is broken, of gravel and mud, 25 to 50 fathoms. In spring cod most abundant, in late summer and fall hake, cod, & pollock are taken. Halibut are on  shoaler parts in July. LittleJeffrey.  Bottom is broken, of gravel and mud, 25 to 50 fathoms. In spring cod abundant, in late summer & fall hake, cod, & pollock are taken. Halibut are on shoaler parts in July. Barnham Head Grounds.Cod, haddock, and pollock are here in  spring and fall : hake in the muddy parts in summer. A summer hand-line ground for cod and pollock also. Bantam.  A cod and haddock ground in the spring, and bake are plentiful in summer on the edges of the ground. Broken Ground. Cod are taken here the year around; hake from June to September. Cusk also are found here all the year in 40 fathoms depths. It is fair herring ground on spring nights. Cod Ridge. Year round cod ground, greatest  May 1 to November. Haddock in greatest numbers from January 1 to April. Cusk on the sharpest, hardest part of the bottom. Good lobster grounds. Platts Bank. Hake abundant in summer & in October on the muddy bottom near the edge. Haddock  from December to March. Cod, pollock & cusk from May to October,  Northeast Peak best summer ground. Cod Ledges. A cod ground year around, & a winter haddock ground. In June and July a few large halibut are taken in 14 to 18 fathoms on the sandy patches between the ledges. Sand Shoal.  Cod and haddock are found here from April to June and pollock in summer. In summer and fall hake are taken by night fishing with hand line about the rocks in 20 to 30 fathoms White Head Ground. Cod and haddock are found here from April to June and pollock in summer. Cow Ground. Cod and pollock are the principal fishes taken here, mainly in the spring. This is a lobster ground from November to April. McIntire Reef.  A shoal of 7 fathoms is on the northwest part, where there is good hand-lining for cod. It is a good lobster ground. Just east of this ground is a piece of bottom composed of hard mud and shells where hake usually are abundant In summer. Sequin Ridge. Cod and cusk are taken in the spring, haddock in May and June. and hake in summer. It is a good cod ground in the fall and also a lobster ground. A few pollock are seined here in the spring. Seguin Ground. Cod, hake, and pollock are the principal fishes taken here. Spring for cod. and in October  cod and pollock. Haddock abundant on the sandy bottom to the westward in April and May. Fire Ground. Cod and cusk  here year around. Cod most abundant in the spring. Haddock in February and March. Hake are in the deep water on the edges in summer. Seguin Hub. Cod, hake, and pollock are the principal fishes.  A great proportion of hake are taken here on mud from 60 fathoms down. It is a cod ground in spring and summer. Inner Kettle. One of  best fishing grounds on this part of the coast. Cod are the most abundant fish and are taken the year around. Haddock are plentiful in the winter months and cusk are present all the year in the 50-fathom depths. Murray Hole. A good cod and hake ground in June and July. Outter Kettle. One of the best fishing grounds on this part of the coast. Cod are the most abundant fish and are taken the year around. Haddock are plentiful in the winter months and cusk are present all the year in the 50-fathom depths. Great Ledge. A good ground for cod and haddock in winter and for cod in the spring. A few pollock are taken here, also. Halibut are found on the shoals in July. On these, also, are good lobster grounds. Hill Ground. The shoalest part has 35 fathoms and a rocky bottom. From this it slopes gradually to a depth of 50 fathoms over a bottom of mixed gravel, rocks and mud. Its best fishing is for hake, Tag Ground. Cod are found here the year around. Haddock are abundant in the winter, hake in the summer months, and the pollock are here also in the summer season when Elbow. Depths on shoal 26 fathoms deepens to 40 fathoms. Bottom rocks and mud. Cod & haddock here from April to June. Pollock in summer. Hake in summer & fall Winter Cod Ground - Ipswich Bay.  Extends from the north side of Cape Ann about to Portsmouth and is resorted to in winter by large schools of cod coming here to spawn. The Pasture. This ground is 4 or 5 miles long by 2  miles wide. 45 to 80 fathoms over broken ground, rocks, and mud. A cod ground year around. Best in spring. Cusk here  year around. Haddock in  January, February, and March Mistaken Ground.Cod and disk are taken here from May to July and through October and November, the cod predominating on the ridgy bottom in the deep water, on the western and northwestern side. Hake are also found here in winter. Haddock fairly abundant Doggetts Ridge. 8 miles long by 2 miles wide. Cod abundant in spring and fall on shoaler parts of  bank. Cod year around on  muddy edges and in deep water about it; the spring school is largest. Hake in spring and summer on the edges in deep water. A fe Sagadahoc.S.  W. from Seguin 17 miles.  3 miles long by 2  miles wide, with depths from 50 to 80 fathoms. A broken bottom of rocks Wood Island Ground.  a good spring and summer cod ground, a summer hake ground, and haddock are here in April and May and in the fall and winter and cusk on the deeper parts the year around. Cape Porpoise Peaks. Good spring and summer cod ground, a summer hake ground, and haddock are here in April and May and in the fall and winter and cusk on the deeper parts the year around. Lightons:  haddock ground from January1 to March, but cod and hake are numerous in the same season also. A small amount of cod may be taken here in the summer. This is a good lobster ground. Long Hill. A rocky bottom. having 60 to 70 fathoms. Haddock are taken here from October to January 1 and from February 15 to April 1. Cod also occur at about the same season. Inner and Outer Bumbo. Good catches of cod and haddock are made in spring and fall, especially in the latter season, with good hand-lining for cod in July and August in 8 and 10 fathom depths. Tracadie. 1 mile in diameter; a depth of 50 fathoms over a bottom of rocks and gravel. A good haddock ground all year; a cod ground in August; a hake ground  April to October;  a cusk ground the year around. Ten Acre. about 1/4 mile wide and 18 to 20 fathoms over clay and mud, sloping gradually to 50 or 60 fathoms near the edge.A  good fishing ground for cod, haddock, cusk, and pollock in  spring, while on the muddy edges hake are abundant in September. Tower Ground This is a winter haddock ground having depths averaging 50 fathoms over a ridgy and broken bottom. This is about 3 miles long by 2 miles wide and bears about SE. from Boon Island. Boon Island Rock Ground. An excellent fishing ground for cod. haddock. and cusk and is one of the best winter fishing grounds for haddock in this vicinity. Howard Nunan's Ridge. This ground furnishes good cod fishing and haddocking in the fall and early winter and again in the spring months. Blue Clay Ground. One of the best winter haddock grounds in vicinity, particularly the eastern edge from January through March, when this species is most abundant here. It is a good winter cod ground, also. Tanta. A spring and summer fishing ground for cod. Haddock in winter, the best fishing being in January. Outside of Tanta (S. 3 miles), in 80 and 90 fathoms on muddy and broken bottom (a Jerry York's Ridge. a good cod and haddock ground In the fall and up to January, these fish returning here in the spring months. Clay ridge. This ground is about 4 miles NNE. and SSW., and the breadth about 1 mile. Good haddocking in January, February. and March. the latter month showing the best fishing. Jeffreys Ledge.  Jeffreys Ledge one of the best fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine About 20 miles long in a NE. and SW. direction and about 4 miles wide. Cusk grounds in January, February, and March. Tillies Bank. Cod and haddock in the spring and fall; for hake in the spring, summer, and fall, and for pollock in the spring and fall. Old Mans Pasture. A cod ground for the entire year, principally in November. Pollock from October 1 to December. Good fishing for haddock from February to April 1. It is also a lobster ground. Stellwagen Bank.Separates Massachusetts Bay from the open water of the Gulf of Maine. The Southern Part of the Bank is 5 1/2 miles from Race Point Cape Cod, and its northwest prong reaches to within 12 or 15 miles of Eastern Point Cape Cod. Wildcat Ridge. Very heavy tides sweep over this ground.  It 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 & sand. Depths from 45 to 60 fathoms.year gound  cod, cusk, and haddock Inner Bank. 10 miles long, average width 2  miles. Depths  average  40 fathoms. A hard, gravelly bottom. Haddock  in  spring, pollock in the fall, and cod in  winter. A large  muddy ground  E. of this and between it and Middle Bank  visted by flounder The bottom over much of the ridge is of mussel beds, with from 25 to 30 fathoms of water. Northern end is rocky and pebbly, 30 to 35 fathoms. Southern end the bottom is stones, gravel, and pebbles, 20 - 25 fathoms of water over it. The Dump. Soundings are 12 to 15 fathoms over sand and gravel. This is a cod ground from March to May. The outer parts of the ground have from 15 to 20 fathoms of water over a gravelly and muddy bottom, which usually furnishes haddocking in early spring. Eagle ridge. Eagle Ridge. 1 mile long, 1/2 mile wide. Average depths 25 fathoms. Rocky and uneven bottom. Formerly considered the principal winter grounds of the cod. Shallow  patches are cod grounds in winter and haddock grounds in summer. Big Ridge A cod and cusk ground; the cusk particularly abundant during March and April. Halibut also are found here in May and June in from 50 to 60 fathoms of water. Matinicus Sou'Sou'West Grounds. one of the best cod & haddock grounds in the vicinity. Cod are sometimes abundant here all winter; haddock are found here from December 1 to February and are more abundant than the cod. Hake are plentiful on this ground . Inner Fall. A cod and cusk ground; the cusk particularly abundant during March and April. Halibut also are found here in May and June in from 50 to 60 fathoms of water. Haddock usually are abundant on this bank in winter. Cashes Bank. Cod and cusk are present the year around, the cod  most abundant in February, March and April in an average depth of 60 fathoms. Hake are found on the muddy edges in summer A ridge due E. from  Ammens Rock about 12 miles rises from the 100 to 120 fathom depths about it to a depth of about 80 fathoms over a bottom of broken ground, mud, and shells. Cod, hake and cusk in the spring, Halibut in may and June Drunkers. 8 miles from Cape Elizabeth.  5mi long, 2 mi wide.Cod & cusk are taken year around; hake in  summer on the mud at edges; haddock from March to June.