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Old 05-22-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Is razor clamming big in Alaska? In Washington we have about 6 digs each yr, most lasting for 3 days.

What are average size clams up there?
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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You can dig razor clams at every low tide if it's low enough. With the amount of folks digging anymore...pickins are slimming down.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Is razor clamming big in Alaska? In Washington we have about 6 digs each yr, most lasting for 3 days.

What are average size clams up there?
Bro-in-law is on beach...so may people when -tide is scary...we just go build fire and watch as people get crazy....and Rance is right...smaller...like maybe 4" unless in good spot...but yes is crazy time here when -tides....
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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To get into really big razor clams, you need to go across the Cook Inlet by the beaches on Katmai National park. Very little pressure on them there and you can fill a five gallon bucket in a short time at almost any minus tide. Halo Bay is really a gold mine for them.

They are eight to ten inches long on the shell... The down side is that the Brown bears like them too, and will go out at low tide and see what is in your bucket.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Homer Ak.
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To give a bit of how the other half live. Here we have Pismo clams. The way you find them is wade out and stab the ground with a pitch fork until you feel the thud of a clam. Then dig it up. Problem with this is the water is very cold (by Cali. standards) and after a while your feet go numb. Thus the story of how i stuck a pitch fork through my toe and didnt know it. I was 15 at the time so if you also want a review of the good parties in Pismo DM me LOL. No forget that i dont remember details.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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To get into really big razor clams, you need to go across the Cook Inlet by the beaches on Katmai National park. Very little pressure on them there and you can fill a five gallon bucket in a short time at almost any minus tide. Halo Bay is really a gold mine for them.

They are eight to ten inches long on the shell... The down side is that the Brown bears like them too, and will go out at low tide and see what is in your bucket.
If you are going to go through the process, make it worthwhile....
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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If you are going to go through the process, make it worthwhile....

It has been a few years since I went there, but you you could land at the lower tide levels of Katmai and dig for clams. Was well worth it when ever I was out there, don't know what the regs are now.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Probably no clam hunting from the air or on the same day you fly in!
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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Probably no clam hunting from the air or on the same day you fly in!
Because they cant defend themselves!
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:14 AM
 
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Whoops. There was that trip down to Homer, and I flew out the next day. And they didn't comment on that 5 gallon bucket. Whew! Got away with that one.
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