Night clamming tips

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by hawksfan75, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. gnehekul

    gnehekul I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    los angeles
    Name:
    Fishead
    Boat:
    cash carrying ho
    • Messages:
      (2,619)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,108)
    Plenty of safer options for a 4 year old that doesn't have a few dead a year
     
  2. Fireball

    Fireball Not so New

    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA. USA
    Name:
    Bud
    Boat:
    SOLD
    • Messages:
      (1,479)
    • Likes Received:
      (742)
    PFD on the little one's with light attached. (and the adults too can not hurt)

    Lantern's and head lamps

    No back to waves and listen to surf.

    Go have fun and report back.

    Good Luck
     
    TimeZoned likes this.
  3. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

    Location:
    Kent, WA USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Hydra Sports 2200 DC
    • Messages:
      (2,666)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,097)
    Not her first rodeo :)

    5C9139C7-3D90-423F-BC99-563DF27076A9.jpeg
     
  4. FVSerenity

    FVSerenity Captain

    Location:
    The Salt
    Name:
    Rod
    Boat:
    22' Duckworth FVSerenity, 2502 Trophy FVHappyHours
    • Messages:
      (2,641)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,551)
    That’s what she said

    I couldn’t resist
     
  5. kenzmad

    kenzmad I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    kent,wa
    Name:
    jamie
    Boat:
    nwj 218 lightning
    • Messages:
      (1,332)
    • Likes Received:
      (547)
    As said above, a blinking light for your dashboard to help find the truck. Bicycle aisle at freddys will have the red blinky lights for the back of the bike.
     
  6. Captain Decent

    Captain Decent I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Covington, wa
    Name:
    Ryan
    Boat:
    Bertram 31 “Fast n Loose” 18ft Starcraft Pontoon for the wimenz
    • Messages:
      (1,082)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,470)
    Sucks that your vote is worth the same as mine. Maybe they should pass a law that if it saves one life it should be illegal.
     
    Corey G, oldschool 1 and Swede like this.
  7. Reel Hooker

    Reel Hooker I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Carnation
    Name:
    Benjamin
    Boat:
    Parker 2320 Long Cabin 'REEL HOOKER'
    • Messages:
      (2,304)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,013)
    My kids would be pissed off if i went clamming without them, day or night. In fact I wouldn’t go without them. They started at 2 and 3 yrs old now on their third season and stoked for it to start. Stay safe, stay lit up, and keep her close to you.
     
    Cohoho, Corey G, Fireball and 3 others like this.
  8. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Name:
    Swede
    Boat:
    Kristen Lee
    • Messages:
      (4,076)
    • Likes Received:
      (4,556)
    Don’t clam in the water. No need to either. People dying clamming is just plain stupid.
    Clam smart. My kids have also clammed since they were young
     
    Cohoho likes this.
  9. Hunter Dan

    Hunter Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Stauffer
    Name:
    Dan
    Boat:
    MUGWUMP
    • Messages:
      (2,442)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,064)
    I have found many of the older LED lights with the blue tone light reflect off the wet sand and makes it difficult to see the ' shows'. White light is best, whether LED, halogen or lantern. Carry spare mantles! Racing away from waves breaks them fast. I also prefer to share digging tools at night. Work the beach abreast, pounding the sand and combining each others light. The person without the shovel or clam tube holds the light, watches kids and watches out for sneaky waves. Just make sure your lookout is trustworthy! This one gal my cousin was stupid enough to date wouldn't say a word on lookout, just run away and leave us in the dark as the wave hit us! When you find a good patch, try to stay on it. This keeps you close to the car.............sometimes. Don't forget to look up and look around every once in a while! All the lanterns and lights on the dark ocean beach can be one of the more beautiful sights you can see in Washington. As soon as hunting season is over fresh razors is definitely on my agenda!
     
  10. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

    Location:
    Kent, WA USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Hydra Sports 2200 DC
    • Messages:
      (2,666)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,097)
    Well, I appreciate all the guidance and tips for the lights. Based on the “tides,” I’m not terribly optimistic about this trip happening on to hoping Veterans Day looks good.
     
  11. carrie's bait boy

    carrie's bait boy 2 hulls are better than 1

    Location:
    Kent WA and Westport WA
    Name:
    norm
    Boat:
    32x12 ACI Cat
    • Messages:
      (1,339)
    • Likes Received:
      (3,350)
    We will be there Thursday and maybe Friday. I'll be the one carrying the light source and letting the others dig that clam. Good times!
     
  12. TimeZoned

    TimeZoned 24’ Hewes Alaskan

    Location:
    Port Orchard
    Name:
    Jeff
    Boat:
    24’ Hewes Alaskan
    • Messages:
      (573)
    • Likes Received:
      (419)
    We will be there fri& sat nights. American sunset. Hopefully getting a crabbing trip in with Mark Youngblood Saturday morning
     
  13. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

    Location:
    Shelton, WA Mason
    Name:
    Greg Eastman
    Boat:
    Kodak II - Arima SL 22
    • Messages:
      (2,409)
    • Likes Received:
      (677)
    The lantern stand is a wire tomato cage copied from friend Al's. bend the wire ends in a U to fit and fasten with large hose clamp

    Looking for shows from a low angle helps
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2018
    Odin7, Jasongind, LJB and 1 other person like this.
  14. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Redondo/WA
    Name:
    Erik
    Boat:
    "Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
    • Messages:
      (2,487)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,217)
    Been going to Long Beach since a kid...too many people seem to vanish (some clam diggers, some not),my advice...

    Know exactly what time the tide is changing, and try and finish before the flood change. Pay attention to any strong on-shore winds. Have a non-clammer watching the surf, spotting for you constantly. Preferably with a hand-held spot-light at night. Spotter should have a whistle or means to tell you to run immediately.

    Over-kill..... some may think, tell that to those that have been dragged away.
     
  15. South Sounder

    South Sounder Skipper

    Location:
    South Sound/ WA/ USA
    Name:
    Chris
    Boat:
    South Sounder
    • Messages:
      (1,710)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,601)
    Well Eric how many kids did you lose tonight? Lol Glad everyone had fun.
     
    Ugly Bayliner likes this.
  16. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

    Location:
    Kent, WA USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Hydra Sports 2200 DC
    • Messages:
      (2,666)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,097)
    Well, I nearly lost the four year old but that's only because I almost just put her outside because of her attitude, heh...

    Watching the WX for tomorrow to see if we can get down there...
     
    South Sounder and FishPimpII like this.
  17. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

    Location:
    Shelton, WA Mason
    Name:
    Greg Eastman
    Boat:
    Kodak II - Arima SL 22
    • Messages:
      (2,409)
    • Likes Received:
      (677)
    Here's a better pic of the Tomato cage light holder.
    Works better with a light and upright

    clam light.jpg
     
  18. carrie's bait boy

    carrie's bait boy 2 hulls are better than 1

    Location:
    Kent WA and Westport WA
    Name:
    norm
    Boat:
    32x12 ACI Cat
    • Messages:
      (1,339)
    • Likes Received:
      (3,350)
    How ironic. Tonight I joined Ron and Jean Garner, and Shari (Buttercup) for a clam dig. It was a last minute decision by me as I was working in Westport today. I took my lantern with me and just figured I would hold the light and guide them to clam shows. Of course I see one when no one is around, set the darn lantern on the sand to dig a slippery clam, in comes the water and washes latern up a few feet rolling in the waves. Not too bad though. Glass is okay. Just lost the mantles. Good thing I have 10 of those tomatoe cages sitting in my gardens at home eh? Next time, next time....
     
    sharkster likes this.
  19. GregE

    GregE Seeking Kodak Moments

    Location:
    Shelton, WA Mason
    Name:
    Greg Eastman
    Boat:
    Kodak II - Arima SL 22
    • Messages:
      (2,409)
    • Likes Received:
      (677)
    Sorry BB, I was moving some things today and thought I'd take a pic while it was out...

    As we pilots often say: High speed, Low drag and last a Long time
     
  20. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

    Location:
    Hollywood
    Name:
    Brian
    Boat:
    Tiderunner
    • Messages:
      (2,757)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,093)
    Norm all for those slippery clams...…
     

Share This Page