Saturday, April 12, 2014

Clam Digger, Flounder Gigger

Native islander, Marcus Lawson, has started a new enterprise on Ocracoke.

Called "Clam Digger Flounder Gigger," this is a great way for visitors to experience Ocracoke Island. It is authentic, definitely not a typical tourist offering.

This is how Marcus describes his venture on facebook (

"While visiting Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, signing up for an excursion with Clam Digger & Flounder Gigger Charters can be a great way to explore the surrounding waters.

"Get to know the Pamlico Sound on a 24 foot Carolina Skiff, complete with all the equipment you will need to gather clams and to gig flounder. Then you can enjoy fresh local seafood and boast of your fishing skills.

"Call for reservations (252-921-0279) and further information on the fun you and your family can have."

You can also contact Marcus at

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a reprint of a 1948 article about the Mail Boat Aleta, "Boat Hauls Mail, More." You can read it here:



  1. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Fishing License

    A fishing license is a license to kill
    With a boat, a net, ice and some skill
    Dinner will soon find a way to a pan or a grill.

    April is National Poetry Month

  2. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Just when we thought it couldn't get any better! Debby@ niCk

  3. Anonymous8:42 AM

    April is also Mathematics Awareness Month. Read the Annotated Alice for some fun or Toast Martin Gardener if you want to cajole children into math awareness...

    Riddle me this

    If the bag limit is X per person per boat what is the largest number of fish Clam Digger Flounder Gigger Charter could return with to the dock?

  4. Anonymous6:33 PM

    Your basic eco kayak tours are not very eco. I always thought that I would just about pay any price to have Pat Garber or Jan DeBlieu lead a real kayak eco tour. Can you imagine having them lead a group through a mud flat, digging for anything and then having them ID what you have just found. Setting up a small field table with a field microscope and a box of magnifying glasses for everyone to use while they explained what we were looking at. Testing the water's pH or O2 levels, using a turbidity tube with them...WOW talk about a field trip !!!!!!!!!!!!! Eco tourists would flip out and have a lifetime memory. CAN YOU HEAR THIS JAN AND PAT.....!!! MY WIFE IS JUMPING UP AND DOWN AT THIS IDEA...SO AM I......SIGN US UP FOR A COUPLE OUTINGS.....(if were only true)

  5. That sounds SO fun! I wanted to go clamming every time I've been on Ocracoke, but didn't know how. I will definitely be doing this the next time I'm on Ocracoke!

  6. Anonymous10:01 AM

    The Pat Garber, Jan DeBlieu thing..... That would be a eco tour with some meat to it.... Sign us up as well... It would be a bargain at $100.00!