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Oregon isn't that great for a lot of things but we are having a epic razor clamming year. Both from the amount of clams out there and also the size has just been fantastic. I've been going every 2 weeks or so when we have a good tide and each trip has been easy limits of jumbo clams. Just got done cleaning todays limit - looking forward to dinner tonight grin

Anybody else hit the beach recently??

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You’re killing me. No razors in my part of Oregon.

Gonna try digging gapers when I moor my boat in Newport.

I’m a fried clam loving SOB.

I hope you’re saving the stomach for crab bait.





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Aren't there some down that way?? I know its not like up north but thought you had some around Newport?? If I'm every down your way happy to bring you some, its been a banner year and the freezer is full of clams - oh and I do save some stuff but not big an crab more of a clam guy wink


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Name the time and place, I’ll be there!

How do you feel about salmon? Happy to swap.


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Originally Posted by Pharmseller
Name the time and place, I’ll be there!

How do you feel about salmon? Happy to swap.

Pharm,
You still living around Brownsville or there abouts?? I should be down that way next month - my girlfriend is from Lebanon and still has family there we will be visting so maybe we could figure something out - happy to pass some along to a fellow 7MM-08 deciple wink

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Lots of Razor clams just off the South Jetty in Newport.

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Originally Posted by GreatWaputi
Lots of Razor clams just off the South Jetty in Newport.


I’ve never seen them.

Been looking for 7 years.


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They're there. I could walk there from our house in South Beach.

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I've been told you can find them on Agate Beach but you need a pretty good minus tide to do well. Even then I don't think its as good as up around Seaside/Gearhart/Sunset Beach area.


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Oregonmuley: Good for you on the tasty "catch"!
Our family used to hit the beaches in SW Washington (and sometimes in Oregon) for Razor Clams - your photos bring back great memories - thanks for sharing.
Our interests family wise switched to Butter Clams as they were closer to home and more often more accessible.
About the only things I miss about living in the Pacific Northwest is Steelhead fishing and fresh seafood (including the aforementioned Razor Clams and Butter Clams).
Thanks again for sharing - enjoy.
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After the covid closure we had some really good digging on the Washington beaches. The limit was even raised from 15 clams to 20 per person.
Our spring digs are over for the year so no more digging until the night tides this fall.

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I'll be back at it next week either Tuesday or Wednesday - we will have some of the best minus tides of the year so looking forward to another fun dig. Will be getting a hold of you then Pharm to figure out how to get you some clams!!


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Another beautiful day on the beach - great clamming today I don't think I've ever seen so many shows in the sand even up in the dry stuff. Lots of people but I think everyone was having a great time. Not the best picture but all nice sized clams and will be fine eating for sure wink

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I’m a big fan of razor clams. Never understood the draw of geoducks though.

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This was a few years ago with 3 friends. 60 clam limits each. I dont remember how many beers it took us to clean all these, but it was a few.


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Thats a lot of clams!! I've cleaned about 40 at one time and it wasn't fun but worth it once all done.


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Another good day at the beach. Great weather and was surprised that not many folks out clamming today. Overall decent mix of clams for the day:)

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Would love to try Razor clams one of these days.
Have eaten Rhode Island cold water, hard shell clams called ‘Quahogs’ all my life. Different sizes…..smallest to largest are called littleneck’s, topneck’s, cherrystone’s and chowder clams. Partial to topneck’s served raw on the half shell garnished with a dash of lemon juice and some cocktail sauce or steamed and dipped in butter with oyster crackers on the side. One of my top three, all time favorite foods.


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I've tried a pretty decent variety of clams and would rate razors towards the top for taste. But don't think I'd turn away from about any with a cold beer wink


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What a beautiful haul. Best clams ever

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Originally Posted by longarm
What a beautiful haul. Best clams ever

Yep 👊🏻


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A party/head boat that I used to go on all the time in the '70s always had a Manhattan style chowder made with razors. Man, was that good! The broth was so strong, it made your hair stand up.


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Got up way too early this morning for my last dig of this season. Had a great morning, easy limits and not many people on the section of beach I was on. Not as big as some of the earlier clams but a fine morning:)

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Even had some of these guys above us having breakfast.
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Solid work Frank 👊🏻


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15 clam limit there?

West side of the KP has been closed for quite a few years. Clams have never recovered from a minus tide freeze @ -30 or so.


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Awesome thread and great pics.. have never dug clams before but would love to give it a shot one day


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Originally Posted by ironbender
15 clam limit there?

West side of the KP has been closed for quite a few years. Clams have never recovered from a minus tide freeze @ -30 or so.
Yup, 15 per day per person and you are supposed to dig your own. Its been probably the best year I've seen for razors this year both in numbers and the size of the clams. Makes for a fun day and a great dinner!!


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Ever see clams swim?


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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Ever see clams swim?

This seems like a trick question...

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If one considers scallop a clam, then yes.

Razors can dig.


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we dig for steamers here and get a few razors here and there. We are allowed 1 peck (2 gallons) per person

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