LOBSTER FISHING OUT OF SCITUATE

July

June 22: Chucky's (Doug's bait guy), waiting for us to tie up so he can winch a barrel of salmon heads down to the Pamela B. A barrel holds about 300 heads.

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When the tide goes, out it goes way out ...

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The original Pamela-B. Doug just put her in the water after fitting her up for sale. Nice boat, but he needed something larger.

The original Pamela-B. Doug just put her in the water after fitting her up for sale. Nice boat, but he needed something larger.

His other Pamela-B, the one we fish from.

His other Pamela-B, the one we fish from.

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For greater mobility and control, the tugboat is pushing the barge rather than "tugging".

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July 3: Seven miles out, this barge almost snared one of our trawls of 20 traps and their contents. Had it happened, it could have cost the lobster boat captain a couple of thousand dollars to replace the traps, lines, buoys - never mind the loss of lobsters.

This is the Pamela-B's track on a typical day on the water, beginning and ending where to blue icon is ...

This is the Pamela-B's track on a typical day on the water, beginning and ending where to blue icon is ...

... On this particular day we pulled 260 traps along a track of around 26 miles.

... On this particular day we pulled 260 traps along a track of around 26 miles.

A beautiful day ...

A beautiful day ...

July 10: We got the Pamela-B set up on her mooring, so no more tying up at the dock for the rest of the season.

... out on the water.

... out on the water.

For the last haul of today day we pulled, baited, and stacked 3 trawls (60 traps). Doug and I had to negotiate piles upon piles of rope to get all 60 onboard, to released them back into the water after counting and banding a nice bunch of lobsters, many of which were male soft-shells.

For the last haul of today day we pulled, baited, and stacked 3 trawls (60 traps). Doug and I had to negotiate piles upon piles of rope to get all 60 onboard, to released them back into the water after counting and banding a nice bunch of lobsters, many of which were male soft-shells.