Monthly Archive: October 2013

Scientists Track Cod on Jeffreys Ledge

Years ago a Cod tagging program was conducted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.  GMRI was funded by NOAA for this tagging program, the results of which are posted at  The results of the tagging program never quite made headlines, it’s unfortunate as the data is terrific and the website allows for easy …

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How to Fillet Fish

Please watch the video below for an amateur demonstration of how to fillet fish, in this case a Cod. The first requirement is a RAZOR sharp knife. I’ve been buying restaurant knives to use as fillet knives. The Dexter Russell “Basic” as shown in the video is a great knife and cheap- on Amazon these …

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Gun Use Offshore

It’s a fairly undocumented subject, the use of firearms off shore.  In an attempt to understand the laws I’ve called Fish and Game in MA and NH.  I’ve also called NOAA and the US Coast Guard.  From what I can best determine, while in State Waters the gun laws of that state are in effect.  …

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Where are the fish?

So, where are the fish??  The first thing is to find Jeffereys- there are many maps and charts- once on The Ledge look for plateaus and “holes”.    The northern portion of Jefferys includes “The FIngers”  named for their appearance on maps.  It’s tempting to try the deep water just off the Ledge but the shallower …

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Bottom Fishing Rigs

Perhaps the most common bottom fishing , (ground fishing) rig is the “high low” hook rig.  Inexpensive, this rig is simply two fairly large hooks with an attachment for a heavy weight on one end and a swivel on the other.  Twelve to sixteen ounces of weight is common.  The hooks are baited most often …

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Welcome to

So many folks have never been to Jeffreys Ledge, or even heard of it.  This website is devoted to understanding Jefferys Ledge and providing an online place for folks to meet and learn, discuss, and share information about Jefffreys. Located in the Gulf of Maine this off shore underwater plateau runs from southern Maine to …

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