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Thread: Clam digging on the Deshka????

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    Default Clam digging on the Deshka????

    Kids found a bunch of these guys on the Deshka this weekend...

    Anyone know if they are edible? Are they legal to harvest if so?



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    Look like some kind of mussel. But freshwater?

    Wouldn't trust any non-marine mollusks.
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    Yeah, they are freshwater mussels. I catch them all the time in the Anchorage lakes. I've heard they are eaten as subsistence food. Cook them up and try them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    Cook them up and try them.
    That's what I was thinking...but I don't want to learn something the hard way ...lol
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    Default Everything you want to know except how to cook them!


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    I only tried them once. I think you would have to eat them a whole bunch of times, to develop an aquired taste for them. To be honest, I don't think I even swallowed the little bite I tried.
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    What The.............
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    Default Are they safe?

    a friend once said what he does. Give some to a neighbor, wait a couple days, give him a call if he's still alive your good to go!!!!!!!!!!

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    Bunch of the washington rivers have them. eg. Wenatchee River. I've eaten them before, they are tuff and rubbery.

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