An aspiring waterman’s journal. This blog journal will encompass my outdoor ocean experiences for the month of June 2020. I’m a commercial fisherman, spear fisherman, and surfer. These are my stories. Enjoy.

June 10th Sunrise.

This weeks been hard. I worked 10 days straight putting me at a total of 89 hours from June 1st through June 10th. From Journal five a reported the 4th-7th this post will be through the 8th to the 11th of June.

My hands were sore on June 8th, little did I know I was in for a surprise today. During the set of the third string with three foot swells at 6 seconds, the net was flying over hell.

In a blink of an eye I had the set bar hung up with 2 seconds to react, it flew into my hip. The pvc rod and aluminum bar smoked me on the hip right before the end of the day.

Not excited to admit the next two days were tough due to sore muscles and pure exhaustion. But at least we were catching. There are so many boats in NH right now who are just chilling on government grants which is allowing us to maintain a higher price per pound than Maine’s market.

Covid definitely did A number on the fishing industry, with global demands coming to a sudden hault and increased difficulty of updating supply chains without the influence of foreign processing facilities.

Even so, I was blessed with an offshore storm to have my first day off this June, today. I relaxed, in some cruddy weather with good company. Even got to surf a high tide push right in front of my house.

This week’s post is a little limited on content but hopefully I’ll make up for it in the coming days for issue 07.

Fresh caught Halibut I treated myself to, June 8th.

Halibut fried cajun nuggets:

  • cut excess skin.
  • Make a vertical cuts down the middle, then horizontal down the fillet ( 2 inches apart )
  • Make a flour and cajun spice mixture.
  • Heat up olive oil, canola oil, cooking oil ect.
  • Toss nuggets in flour, cook in oil until golden brown.

Tip: Fish tacos with these are amazing; red cabbage coleslaw, and avocado in a wrap.

Picture taken June 9th by a friend Jack Bouchard, a young photo wizard.


June 8th ~

  • 80 lobsters
  • 30 Dab flounders
  • 5 yellowtail flounders
  • 1 grey soul flounders
  • 8 monkfish
  • 1 red fish
  • 1 cusk
  • 1 halibut
  • Rare: Lump fish, Leopard skate, & konga-eel.

June 9th ~

  • 71 lobsters
  • 42 Dab flounders
  • 12 yellowtail flounders
  • 1 grey soul flounders
  • 3 black back
  • 12 monkfish

June 10th ~

  • 66 lobsters
  • 22 Dab flounders
  • 15 yellowtail flounders
  • 1 grey soul flounders
  • 1 Blackback
  • 17 monkfish
  • 1 whiting.
Another lumpfish less vibrant in color June 8th.
Nice calm day coming in, June 10th, 2020.
Huge Monkfish, had another one in his belly when I gutted him. June 9th 2020.
Fly’s in the line up calm clean surf after the storm, tide going out June 11th.

Thanks for Reading, check back later this week for issue 07.

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