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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Rafted Up

The temp was too cold to go scalloping early this morning. We spent the morning rafted up to each other waiting for the red flag at the Marine Department to go down. Christy Bassett from the Dockmaster's Office made us all coffee as we were hanging around the fuel dock. Thanks Christy!
The red flag was finally lowered a little after 10am and we were able to go out scalloping.
Here are a few scenes from today as we were waiting-

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cold Morning

It was cold out on the water this morning. The temperature finally made it up to 28 degrees at ten to eight. The law is that you cannot fish until the air temperature reaches 28 degrees.

Heading out under threatening skies-

Vic Reed-

Ken Kelley-

Karsten and Matt Reinemo-

The hard NW gale of yesterday stirred things up a bit revealing tons and tons of scallops. It was easy fishing for me today. Too easy for this time of the year-

Monday, December 3, 2007

Flat Calm

Nice morning out on the water today. It was flat calm and very warm. Very rare for this time of the year. It felt like Summer. Here are a few scenes I grabbed while I was fishing-

Sunday, December 2, 2007

New Bay Scallop Boat/Skiff In Surf

There's a new addition to the bay scallop fleet. Captain Karsten Reinemo recently took delivery of a 25' C Hawk. He splashed her today. She used to belong to Buddy Ayers. She is powered by a 150 horsepower four stroke Yamaha outboard motor. I was down at the dock today when Karsten was tying her up and I was given the grand tour. She's a big, heavy and stable boat. Karsten has fished out of several boats in the past including a Tripp Boat and two Sea Oxes. Karsten brought the very first 23' Sea Ox boat to the Island and used it for scalloping. Albert Johnsen Jr. owns her now. They are great boats. I am currently fishing my second Sea Ox. My first one, I bought from Buddy Ayers. Here are a couple pictures of Karsten's C Hawk-

There was a bit of drama out at the west end this afternoon. There was a person in a little skiff and two divers. They were trying to retrieve some tide monitoring equipment. At one point, the skiff was stern to the surf and almost swamped. She had to be bailed out. Not sure if the equipment was recovered as I had to leave the scene early. Here are some pictures I grabbed while I was out there-

Billy Sayle's catboat decked out for Christmas-