The decks are flush as the tonger would work his way around the entire boat opening and closing the handles to sort of gather everything within range. Once the entire area around the boat was picked over they would either lengthen or shorten the anchor rode to move over fresh bottom and start the process all over. These boats in the pics above are very different from the another type of clammer we used to have TONS of; the RAKERS. That's got to be a hard way to earn a living, like digging post holes all day long with a set of extra long diggers. What it costs: Party boat fares vary depending on trip length and distance to the fishing grounds. Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, you'll find The Hull Truth Boating & Fishing Message Forum contains a wealth of information from Boaters and Sportfishermen around the world. When I first moved to the south shore you could literally walk across the bay without getting your feet wet. Besides the loss of clams and the livlehoods of many, we lost a lot of craftsman and tradition.


Can any of you guys explain how they were used and how the fishing method influenced these designs?
Think of it as using two rakes facing each other to pick up the leaves you rake off the lawn. There are several commercial charter fishing boats which give the opportunity to pick up fluke and flounder, blackfish and bluefish, striped bass cod, marlins and sharks. Your crew Captain Stew Cash, Captain Amanda Cash, and Captain James Peterson have vast knowledge and understanding when it comes to party boat fishing.
Pay-to-play vessels offer the chance to learn new fishing tricks from an experienced crew or preview waters you've yet to fish. All tackle and bait is provided; the ship is available for both inshore and offshore outings (between May and December, depending on intended catch and location), and whale-watching trips are possible for contract from June through August. Mike's 35-foot boat accommodates up to six people and runs half-day, full-day and overnight tours out of Freeport's NauticalA Mile. So, they work around the boat, every so often pulling up the tongs and emptying the contents right on the deck for sorting later.


More than 60 charter-fishing vessels are in operation off the coast of Long Island during the season. They are also ideal for introducing youngsters and novice anglers to the pleasures of fishing.
Offshore species include bluefin and yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, false albies (little tunny), shark, cod and tilefish.
It sails for striped bass, fluke, flounder, bluefish, porgies, blackfish, shark, cod and tuna.
The knee high gunwales sure came in handy when the drift was fast with a big rake in the water!!! The optional pool ante, usually $2, goes to the angler hauling aboard the day's biggest fish.



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