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Sockeye Salm

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Here's my rig at my campsite. I'm ready to go digging. That's Mount Redoubt in the background...
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Did I mention that the clams are really BIG ???

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Did I mention that there are LOTS of them ???

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The limit up here is 60 clams. This is my limit of 60. Boy am I stiff and sore, but I love eating razor clams. The next day I got 40 more.

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Terrific looking clams. I dig for clams and use them for bait for crab pots here on Camano Island. I start to feel it in my lower back when I dig those things. What kind of digging do you have to do? Rocky? Sand? How deep are they?

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Did you get them at Ninilchik? That has to one of the best things you can do that is still legal. [emoticon]
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I am from New York and my dad used to take us claming but I hated the way the bottom felt (yuk) so I stayed in the boat. Those look like what we called steamers or pissers, after they were cooked you would hold the tail part and dip in butter, yummmmmy!!!
Thanks for sharing, now I want some. [emoticon]


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The beach here is mostly sandy but some areas have some small river type rock mixed in, the areas with a little rock make the digging more difficult. The clams on this set of tides were shallow and easy to dig about 6" to 12" deep. The last set of tides in early June they were 2' deep and much more difficult and tiring.

I was digging at Deep Creek and staying at the Deep Creek Campground right on the beach, That is just South of Nanilchik.

My favorite way to cook them is to lightly batter them with "Krusteaz Bake And Fry" mix and then fry them in very hot olive oil...fry them very fast, about 30 seconds per side. It doesn't get much better.[emoticon]

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Been to that area a couple times, never went clamming. Could you write a bit more about tides, techniques, etc.? I know that is quite an interesting area to go clamming. Nice Pix.

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