Wottermen Chronicles

The Best Changing Robe/ Parka May 19, 2016 14:37

“First listen, then learn, then practice.” Yogi Teabag If you have ever had the pleasure of drinking a delicious Yogi Tea, I am sure you have noticed the really profound saying on the paper tab attached to the end of the string. The other day, mine had the above saying on it. It made me…

Wotterman Ambassador Program Launching This Week! May 4, 2015 14:19

Warmth Ambassador Program The Surf-fur Warmth Ambassador program is extended to unique individuals in various water communities who embody the Wotterman lifestyle and live our culture. We value their community involvement and dedication. We want you to apply to be the newest member of the Wottermen Ambassador Team and work with us to spread the…

Sex Sauce: Secret Sauce for Your Catch of the Day March 19, 2015 15:07

The directions for this closely guarded secret sauce has been passed on between white seabass fishermen. Legend has it that after eating the sauce, certain activites follow…if you know what I mean. 1 cup Mayonaise 1/3 cup soy sause 2 TBS olive oil 2 TBS sherry 1 lime (juice) 1/2 TBS sesame oil (we…

Wottermen’s Creed November 10, 2014 14:43

“Water. The unbending, addictive force that consumes our thoughts, beckoning our souls to seek it out. Once we have given into its pull and are in it’s embrace, it awakens our inner otter calling upon us to test the boundaries of everything we are and everything we want to be. It allows us to step away from the noise,…

Clamming in the AM May 30, 2014 10:47

photo 3 (1)


Our Wottermen team went out clamming last weekend for some good ‘ol Pismo clams. They woke up at 4 am to get out to Coronado Island for the low tide.

We brought bikes to go from one spot to the next quickly if we were in a dud spot. We also brought a long fork-type rake, like the kind for baling hay, to poke the sand feeling around for a hard object down below. The tide was very strong and our little grom waterman was almost swept away but, he fought the current with only clams on his mind.

It was a good idea that someone brought a big army duffle bag to store the clams. Just don’t forget to take them ALL out! We accidentally left one in there and didn’t notice for a week.

We went from spot to spot and the kids had a great time. They got 30 clams total….10 is the limit for each person.

When they returned home, they had to take them out of the water and wait for them to open their mouth a bit and then jammed a knife in them to cut them open. Don’t forget to keep the juice for clam chowder. Take all the meat out and chop it up. It can be frozen or cooked right away. We made clam Oreganato which was a red sauce with lots of Italian spices, wine, whole peeled tomatoes from a can (I like San Marzano or Pom)garlic and olive oil. Simmer for a bit then add clams to cook for at least 30 minutes. Served over rice or pasta. We put it on top of black forbidden rice with bread.

If you can, do it on the beach so you can leave a few shells behind.