Friday, June 4, 2010
I had some personal time to use at my job so i checked my log and decided work would not have my services the first week in June. The plan was to go clamming one day and hardcore fishing the next. Wednesday i went clamming. I loaded the boat with my rake and basket and set out. When the tide got low enough i put on my waders and jumped overboard! My rake found a bunch of hard clams in short order. Before i knew it and before it got too damn hot out i had my basket full. At home, my old lady was happy that i got a bunch of clams. She culled them out by size; little necks, cherry stones, and chowder clams. The chowder clams and cherry stones she gave to a neighbor who made stuffed clams. The little necks she purged in the corn starch water mixture. Dinner was stuffed clams and spaghetti clam sauce washed down with a whole bunch of vodka tonics! What a day!
Friday, i got an early start and was on my way to the fishing grounds at 5am. As soon as i pulled in i noticed fish on top. For the first hour i took a bunch of fish on white snake flies that i made up the other night after the clam dinner. As the sun got high i switched to a crease fly. Well, that got crushed too! With in 30 min the epoxy was striped from the fly. By 7am it was getting hot out and i had to switch to a sinking line and I continued to slay them. Most of the fish were large enough to cut me into the backing, so it was a real scream fest. Most of the fish were 24-28 inches and the largest one was a 29. Got to love June.