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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Old Egg Rock This rock is WSW. from Moosabec Light, 6 miles distant, and running in a NE. and SW. direction. It is 3 miles long by 1 mile wide; has a rocky bottom and depths of 25 to 30 fathoms. This is also a small-boat ground, where fishing is done mainly by hand lines, but trawls also are employed. This ground is fished by the larger vessels in the fall months when the weather is too rough for fishing on the outside grounds.

Cod, haddock, and a few pollock are taken in spring and fall; hake in fair number in the fall months.