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    A couple of questions. Searching the forum, the Polly Creek posts are a couple of years old. Has anyone made the run over there recently (this past year)? Supposed to be tons of clams. Just so I'm clear, Polly Creek is between Chisik and Kalgin Islands? Looks like there are favorable clamming tides in April. Sounds/looks like it should be fun. Thanks!
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    Disregard, got all the info I needed...
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    I was wondering there myself. I remember that was where we used to fly to for razors back in the day but seemed Chinitna Bay is where they became more concentrated. Course it has been awhile either way.

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    There used to be Razor Clams down here in Southeast. That was; until the Sea Otter infestation decimated all of our shellfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    There used to be Razor Clams down here in Southeast. That was; until the Sea Otter infestation decimated all of our shellfish.
    I'll trade you our razor clams for your abalone and crab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanly View Post
    Disregard, got all the info I needed...
    Too late Andy. Now the words out.



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    It was excellent last spring. We got 700 for 4 guys in one good neg. low -4.7 or something. Nice big hogs. Stay south of the creek to stay away from the commies. It's right below Mt. Redoubt by Chisik Island. Good luck!
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    Who are the commies you reference? Can't even dig clams with some drama.
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    The commercial guys who dredge them. They're only allowed to get clams north of the creek. The south side is recreational.
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    Roger that, thanks!
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    2014-05-17 Polly Creek Clamming 029.jpg2014-05-17 Polly Creek Clamming 039.jpgwatch the bar coming out into the mouth - it is there and it is not exactly where my G2 garmin map showed it. I shined up the very edges of my alum prop last year.

    I really think it should be regulated more, personally. There are a lot of boats going over to get em. "Our" Alaska mentality - git mine while I can. I don't plan to go back this year. Last years trip will be enough to last us 2 years. That was a LOT of clam cleaning!

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    with the closure from kenai to homer for clam digging i bet pollly will have alot more action this year. We booked our trip on a boat to go over there. Never been there..should be a blast from what i have seen
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    I can't dig like I used to. Have to do it on all fours these days. If you get too many, and don't want to clean them all, I'd be game to relieve you some of the drudgery.
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    my fiance and i are hoping for about 4 gallons. if we dont get them it will still be fun
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    Flew in with a friend in his SC a couple years ago. Filled a bucket pretty easy and left. Big honkers, and delicious.
    A number of planes and plenty of boats beached doing the tide cycle thing. Neat to be on the west side!
    A LEO chopper on pontoons was checking legalities while we were there; they were very friendly and everyone was enjoying the day.

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    I built some clam storage purging cages for a charter boat last year who does clamming trips over there. Cages are made of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" 12ga. wire. If anyone is interested in any please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    I built some clam storage purging cages for a charter boat last year who does clamming trips over there. Cages are made of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" 12ga. wire. If anyone is interested in any please let me know.
    Thats pretty sweet potbuilder. Yet another use for the brailer bag we bought from you. Been purging our shrimp over the side in the bag, really easy and clean too! Would be great for clams also.
    The bag is pretty slick cause its soft and easy to stow when not in use, ie.....roll it up and stash it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Thats pretty sweet potbuilder. Yet another use for the brailer bag we bought from you. Been purging our shrimp over the side in the bag, really easy and clean too! Would be great for clams also.
    The bag is pretty slick cause its soft and easy to stow when not in use, ie.....roll it up and stash it.

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    never even thought about using the bags for clams but you get the prize for another use for them. I wonder how many clams one would hold? fill it up add a buoy and pick it up on the way home after the boat floats again.
    You going to give it a try this year?

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    I don't know if the brailer bag would let enough sand out of the bag while purging them. I understnd that the bag lets water and such out but the sand they spit out and sand on the clam (if you don't clean them first).

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    Just a note to let folks know that there are a number of certified PSP-free beaches in South-central that are not closed (as far as I am aware). Check out our Kenai Peninsula page for more details (the clamming section is toward the bottom of the page). HERE'S THE LINK.

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