Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by hawksfan75, Oct 22, 2018.
Plenty of safer options for a 4 year old that doesn't have a few dead a year
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.
Not her first rodeo
That’s what she said
I couldn’t resist
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
We will be there fri& sat nights. American sunset. Hopefully getting a crabbing trip in with Mark Youngblood Saturday morning
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
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.
Well Eric how many kids did you lose tonight? Lol Glad everyone had fun.
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...
Here's a better pic of the Tomato cage light holder.
Works better with a light and upright
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....
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
Norm all for those slippery clams...…
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