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    Thinking of clamming clam gulch/ninilchik tomorrow; anyone game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim House View Post
    Thinking of clamming clam gulch/ninilchik tomorrow; anyone game?
    Went this morning; didn't do too great. Better luck to ya.
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    Looked for butter/littleneck clams in PWS on minus 3.13 tide this AM. Didn't find a single clam but did find something that looked like inflated condom's with a knot tied in one end ~ all kinds of really sick looking stuff inside. And I thought we were going to find some nice steamers when I saw all thoses active siphon holes... Settled on a gallon of medium sized mussels. Dress warm. The strengthening winds were rough on exposed skin and any wet clothing. Good Luck!

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    C, where'd ya try? I heard the same from a friend as well.
    hmmmm, thinking of shooting over to china Poot or somewhere close in the little skiff weather permitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim House View Post
    C, where'd ya try? I heard the same from a friend as well.
    hmmmm, thinking of shooting over to china Poot or somewhere close in the little skiff weather permitting.
    Went to Ninilchik beach; tide was good but not a lot of clams. I remember when I was a kid we used to go out there and dig a few hundred in an hour or two....seems like things have changed.
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    60 in 1 hour best digging in years.

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    Yeah went last year at clam gulch. I found 1 clam in a couple hours! That was ridiculous. Last time I was there 15 years ago it was pretty easy to get a limit of clams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGH55 View Post
    60 in 1 hour best digging in years.
    Where? ( just generally speaking, of course)
    Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
    http://www.alaskabackcountryhunters.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    Where? ( just generally speaking, of course)
    A mile north or south of any public access point would be my guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGH55 View Post
    60 in 1 hour best digging in years.
    You must be the exception. Four of us got twelve clams in an hour. People I talked with on the beach had gotten six, four, eight... Nin-south was grim for clams, but I've never seen so many big, fat worms! The clams we did get were very deep.

    We couldn't get to our usual haunts on Nin-north because of a snow slide on the road and a stuck vehicle, though some were skirting the slide on side-by-sides.

    There was the usual guy there on the south beach with a his washout pump sluicing clams. I wonder if that is really legal...

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    Fish and game needs to evaluate that fishery cause its about wiped out

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    P4270014.jpg
    Here's what we dug in PWS ~ any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    We couldn't get to our usual haunts on Nin-north because of a snow slide on the road and a stuck vehicle, though some were skirting the slide on side-by-sides.
    Two or three years back we watched a guy put his truck in the water trying to do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    Fish and game needs to evaluate that fishery cause its about wiped out
    Maybe so Matt. I'm done with it until I hear of better clamming. Like other KP "fisheries" it has been loved to death and I've seen folks go way beyond what they need. Seen clams wasted too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    Two or three years back we watched a guy put his truck in the water trying to do that!
    I remember that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKluvr95 View Post
    P4270014.jpg
    Here's what we dug in PWS ~ any ideas?
    we got some of these when we were picking mussels, no idea what they are

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    My wife and I made the drive down from Palmer, saw a coyote and a beautiful Lynx on the trip. Clamming was a total but but we got a heck of a nice drive and a good walk out of the deal. The trip was a success in my eyes. We just wanted to get 20-30 clams, enough for a couple of good meals, oh well. I guess we will take a charter to the other side of the inlet later this summer to stock up because after last summer and this trip it looks like the clamming is done on the road accessible side.

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    Are you saying it's a peanut worm?
    I think those we found were much more tranlucent.
    In fact, the stuff inside jsut seemed to ebb and flow when we squeezed it ~ just gross.

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    Hit the beach at deep creek, ran south, a dozen for 45 minutes.

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