It was very foggy out on the water scalloping early this morning. A lot of guys got confused and lost trying to find their fishing spots. While I was towing, a guy pulled up to me and asked if he could fish alongside me because he said he had no idea where he was. He didn't even have a compass on board his boat.
The fog finally lifted to reveal a beautiful morning-
I shot the above video clip from my boat today while heading out to the scalloping grounds. It was yet another beautiful day to be out on the water. Here's a shot of the sunrise-
Captain Harvey heading in-
Bill Blount's boat-
The scallops are still very very very thick out there. I usually only have to make one to two tows for my five bushel limit every day. There seems to be no let up in sight. The price paid to the fishermen went from $11 per pound to $9 per pound as of last Friday.
There were a few draggers and sea scallopers in here over the weekend. One of which was the Luso American 1. She's been around a long time. It's interesting to see these guys maneuver The Luso American 1 inside the Boat Basin when she only has one screw-
This little sea scalloper was in as well. I've never seen her here before-
There will be no strike. The scallopers met at the Fairgrounds this afternoon. There were around 50 people in attendance including three selectmen. Charles Sayles, owner of Sayle's Seafood, was there as well. Everyone agreed not to fish on Fridays from now on. This will have to be brought up at the next SHAB meeting. Then the Board of Selectmen will have to put it into law.