Hit Sea Isle today for some clamming and crabbing. Low tide was at 11:30 and so I crabbed with handlines around the boat for a couple hours until it was low tide. Did pretty good crabbing -ended up with 40 keepers and probably had 30 throwbacks. It was a strange day I think due to the strong NE wind and maybe the swell from Hurricane Florence kept the outgoing tide from pushing out. The low tide was the highest I've ever seen it. The water at low tide was still in the saw grass. It made clamming tough but I was able to get my limit of 150. It took awhile and was more difficult with the high water. Lots of snapper blues busting bait. They were kind of finicky but I got 6 of them on a small cast master. Will be eating well the next couple of days.
Way to go, looks awesome and, great numbers for handlines. I heard they were running pretty good. Timing is everything.
I'm sure you enjoyed your bounty.
I tried 3 spots for crabbing. Was catching mostly females at the first 2 spots. The third spot was the charm. I was getting mostly nice jimmies sometimes 2 at a time - for about 30 minutes and then it just died and I went clamming.
Yes got about 50 little necks in this catch. I normally get them up in the grass. My daughter loves those steamed. This trip I mostly got the cherry stones- my favorite size to eat raw and clams casino. There are a couple spots I can go and get the big chowder size clams. I like that size for chowder and spaghetti & clams. I have several containers of the chowders frozen for winter.