65 Sea James

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  1. I’ll probably only do a full paint at the end of every season so that the winter doesn’t have any effect. But after every use, I am planning on servicing them by rinsing off the saltwater, and then wiping the rake down with WD-40.
  2. Hi All, I currently have these Virginia style clam rakes that are pretty old with a lot of rust on them. In order to extend their life, I am planning on removing all of the rust and then paint them with the black protective enamel paint from rustoleam. I was planning on sandblasting the rust off, but am concerned that the blasting will completely blow right through the metal since the metal is pretty thin. Any comments on what is the best method of removing rust for clam rakes? Image below shows a bunch of the rusty clam rakes.
  3. Where would the fort Adams location be?
  4. Do people usually fish from all over the bridge or usually in the lower areas?
  5. Hi all, I recently purchased one of those submersible LED lights for attracting squid. I am planning on using it over at the Goat Island in Newport, RI. I purchased it off of Amazon, and the cable to it is about 15ft long. Not sure if the cable length will be long enough for reaching the water at low tide. Will this setup work or will I need a longer cable?
  6. I was looking at buying the Frogg Toggs Tekk Toad Breathable Rain/Wading Jacket from Amazon for $53. But the reviews claim that it is very light. Not sure if I can find a better jacket within my price range that is more heavy.
  7. So, I just purchased a pair of Field and Stream canvas chest waders from Dick’s sporting goods. And the next piece to get with it is the wading jacket and belt. My budget is a little more than $100 since the jackets on the market are rather expensive. I am looking to continue my clamming hobby through the winter. So I will be in below freezing water temperatures. Not sure what is the best affordable wading jacket for these conditions.
  8. So I was seeing a bunch of people standing at the Charlestown Bridge Way at the very end on the wet rocks. In my opinion I thought that was very dangerous because you could easily slip off and then you’re gone. And then I asked one of the guys when I was leaving and I asked him how he didn’t slip off the rocks and he told me he had these cleats on the bottom of his shoes. The cleats dug into the rock and preventing him from slipping. Then I asked him how much of those costs and he says he paid over $500 for them. So next time I’m out in the market for some fishing gear my next thing to buy would be some cleats for wet rocks. I’m not really sure how much it would really cost if the price he gave me was too high or too low or what is really the best brand to get. Does anyone have any preference or tips on purchasing cleats for fishing off wet rocks.
  9. From what I’m able to understand about Sea Robin’s is that they are supposedly a scavenger fish. Or what many people consider a trash fish. I have also heard, is that you can eat the tail portion of the fish. Not sure if it is any good or is considered a delicacy by few. If so, how do you prepare such a fish to be able to eat?
  10. Has there been any news on blue crabs lately? What I’ve know from the past is that blue crabbing usually doesn’t reach its peak until late July early August. Rumor has it that due to warm winter, the water temperature has warmed up quick. That usually means the blue crabs have come out of the mud. But I haven’t heard of any reports stating that people are catching them lately. Are the blue crabs here yet, or are they still in the mud?
  11. I have an old Hamilton Beach from the 80’s that I use for chopping up clam meat for stuffed quahogs. Still works and is a hardy machine.
  12. I am currently trying to send a private message to another user, but am having a lot of trouble trying to do so. Whenever I click on the message icon, it reads “The page you are trying to access is not available for your account.” I’m not really sure how to get around this issue. Phot below shows the error.
  13. Fluke belly can be used as bait for Fluke, since Fluke are thought of as being canabals. But I’m not really sure if fluke fin meat can be prepared.
  14. I have this 12 foot Shakespeare Ugly Stik 2 piece surf rod. This thing is like trying to swing a tree. The reel that’s on it is a Daiwa BG8000. It currently is spooled with 25 lb mono. I pretty much use this rod for chunking bunker off of a beach. It is very awkward trying to cast with this rod due to its size and weight, I am only able to get about 50 yards out into the surf. While at the same time I see other people with 12 foot rods casting about 150 to 200 yards out into the surf. I’m not really sure if this specific rod and reel is a bod combo or if I am just using poor casting techniques.
  15. I usually dig my quahogs down in the Narragansett Bay. Usually prefer to get all littlenecks, but when I get topnecks or chowders, I tend to use those to make stuffed quahogs. What I do is first steam all the quahogs in a pot until they open. Then I chop off the clam meat and discard the bellies, since they are not good eating. Use a meat chopper or food processor to chop up the clam meat into chunks. At the same time I am preparing the clam meat, I am also making some stove top stuffing. With the stuffing, I prefer to add diced onions and peppers. To give the stuffing some flavor, I like to add either bacon chunks or salted pork or sausage. once the stuffing is prepared, add clam meat. Then add clam stuffing mixture into the empty quahog shells. Cook on grill or in oven to crisp it up. There you have stuffed quahogs.