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CVS, myself and two others hit the sandbar by 7:15 and was back on the trailer heading out of town by 8:30.

600 clams with only a handful of cherrys and no chowders.

Not many people on the back bay this morning.

I am off to put a few on the half shell
 

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My favorite way to eat them is to split them in half(raw) and put a small dab of butter on them and bake them for 15 - 20 minutes in the oven, then I put a chunk of mozzarella on them and bake them about 5 minutes more.

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Good job Jason.
If ya every get a resale license- let me know.
(We use littlenecks) LOL
 

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It was another fun day with Margaritaville. Those clam rakes of his are without a doubt the best I ever used. Jason...all the clams have been eaten. Will have to do it again soon. Let me know when you want the kayak.
 

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Gunns,
I have thought about getting a resale license, but I am guessing I don't have the proper facilities for it.

Carl,
I will let you know when we head out camping on the island, you will have to come out with us and bring the kayak for me to try out.
 

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Edge,
I do it more for fun. I used to commercial clam as a kid for the summer months, but it is tough work to do it all day.

There are ALOT of people that clam recreationally, but many do not talk about it. You think sod bank spots are a hot subject, let a clammer find out you told someone about his hot spot.
 

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Originally posted by MargaritaVille:
Edge,
I do it more for fun. I used to commercial clam as a kid for the summer months, but it is tough work to do it all day.

There are ALOT of people that clam recreationally, but many do not talk about it. You think sod bank spots are a hot subject, let a clammer find out you told someone about his hot spot.
I was just going to ask you where you go to do your clamming. ;) I did have a few questions....do you have to soak the clams in fresh water to filter out the sand? Is there a size and harvest limit? Do you need any type of license? As you can see I am a newbie on this subject. Stopped by your house with Bob-Seadevil last Wed. very nice neighborhood.
 

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barry,

There was a discussion a coupel of weeks ago about sand in the clams. I have never noticed it or just expect it to be there.

minimum size is 1.5 inches
daily limit is 150
license for out of staters is 20 bucks and is good from June 1 to september 30 (I think)

If you ever want to grab a license and go, just give me a shout.
 

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M-ville,
You don't have to tell anyone about your spots. All you have to do is be seen getting clams and your spot will have visitors. On two occasions I have lost spots to the commercial clammers, you know the families where eight people will clam on one commercial liscense. They will hit your spot and work it till there isn't one clam left. I clam behind Avalon and it getting harder and harder to find clams. I may have to move up your way.
 

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Originally posted by mole:
M-ville,
You don't have to tell anyone about your spots. All you have to do is be seen getting clams and your spot will have visitors. On two occasions I have lost spots to the commercial clammers, you know the families where eight people will clam on one commercial liscense. They will hit your spot and work it till there isn't one clam left. I clam behind Avalon and it getting harder and harder to find clams. I may have to move up your way.
Mole,
That is what I mean about clammers being secretive. It is so easy to find your "spot"

As for famlies doing the commercial thing, The state has really cracked down. Years ago, when my brother and I were 4 & 5 years old, my father would buy us a recreational license and he would get a commercial. There was no way in H*ll that we would get more than our rec limit. However, the state now makes everyone clamming have the same license. I can't say that I blame them, but there are less and less doing it that way.

I have a couple of places in Avalon that have produced in the past and will be heading back that way soon. :D
 
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