Pismo Clams Bag Limit in under one hour!

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by tlcnate, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Thozguys

    Thozguys Professional Geek

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    There is a huge clam bed at Zuma beach. They are plentiful and quite large, but the area is located in an MPA, so these clams will never be havested in my life time.
     
  2. gillyd

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    the best way to eat them is sashimi style! raw1 just clean out the stomach content and chop in small pieces, and just add limon and tapatio! thee best! or on the grill until they open and do the same steps! i could eat them all day long!!
     
  3. FISHRDI

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    34°30' 31.75"
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    118°45' 44.22"
     
  4. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    :shake:Be very careful where you get your clams. I saw some dude digging some up and they were black. That didn't surprise me because it dumped out of the TJ river. Just nasty. I asked if he was going to use for bait and he replied, "No, to eat!".
     
  5. abdiver7777

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    You do know what Clams feed on right?
     
  6. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Filter feeding bivalve. During summer months it can eat dinoflagellates and are extremely toxic if they do.
     
  7. Ryan lynch

    Ryan lynch Newbie

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    Backhoe them up! Haha
     
  8. abdiver7777

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    Yup - Filter feeders.......

    Just what I would want to eat...... a filter feeder pulled off a beach anywhere between Santa Barbara and Ensenada......

    Go ahead.... enjoy......
     
  9. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Pismos are better bait than food.
     
  10. Stack M High

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    Nice Job !!!
    looks like the New 2300 stainless still wrapped ready for work :)
     
  11. jacko

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    I used to go clamming down in Baja off Colonett. Stopped when having my head on my shoulders was more important than driving through TJ. Love to figure out where to go down here.
     
  12. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I would eat the clams before the local mussels.
     
  13. tlcnate

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    Aren't we all filter feeders and all that changes is the size of particle we are filtering? Ever eat liver and onions? liver filters out poisons we produce during exercise. Steak and kidney pie? kidney is a urine filter.

    I don't think it is necessarily a problem but I do agree with the post about eating clams taken from near the Tijuana River or any place close to the border where you are only a couple of miles from Tijuana's "sewage treatment" plant which really is just a straight pipe going to the beach.

    Get rid of the clam's tummy and eat away! Ahh, fried clams. YUMM
     
  14. salty nuts

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    Isnt this what happened to bugs also? When will people learn to STFU on a public forum?

    Some day you will learn.
     
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    Yah dudes..The gnarliest clamming is between TJ and LA where the water is polluted from 20-30 million people flushing everything down the drain and toxic storm drain runoff etc.. Science rules
    Now you know where the clams are... Sorry I gave away the secret spot.... I look for sewer outfalls....
    Press 1 for english to get the clam report... LOL
     
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    You might be a filter feeder but I don't bite turds or hazardous waste that may float by...

    Enjoy your clams..........
     
  17. seaquinn

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    Please, please do not overfish these. I have taken my kids for a few each year, but we are very conservative. In fact we have driven back to the beach the next day to release some at a different beach, hoping they will spread more. Usually just a couple will satisfy the taste buds. Savor the few, but anyone taking massive amounts will wipe them out.... I believe. As my kids know, it's not always about catching your limit, but limiting your catch. Think back to the good abalone years.
     
  18. Ocean-tendency

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    Yes Clams are filter feeders, but they also have a gut cavity which is where the toxins acumulate, which is also what you throw away or add to the chum bucket; mussles don't have a gut cavity..So if you put your clams in a live well or 5 gal bucket with water, they filter themselves out and purge all the crap out. What my buddies and I normally do is let them filter out for a bit, but on the way in you fill up additional 5gal buckets, get to the dock, dump you water, put clams in the empty 5gal bucket of water, let it go for about 24 hrs, and then change to your next bucket for another 24hrs. They will be so purged out and clean, you can eat 'em raw with no worries. But then again I don't get out near a river or sewer pipe.

    The trick is what to look for when hunting for them, then using XXXX...but not letting that cat out of the bag on those tips.
     
  19. WAR

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    Nice report!!
     
  20. GoGo4

    GoGo4 state raised

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    all this talk about clams I think I hear my wife calling, I'm gonna take a shower and bag my limit.
     

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