Clamming Long Island
Posted April 28 2009 - 12:57 PM
Posted April 28 2009 - 01:20 PM
There are at least 24 baymen in Huntington Harbor who clam Lloyd Harbor and Huntington/Northport bays most of the season. Some for the whole season. Most run small open CC's customized for their needs with "drop boxes" for their take. Working waters anywhere from 6 to 25' deep with rakes and long handled extensions. They moor their boats mid way up harbor along West Shore Drive. There's also clamming in Cold Spring Harbor and Oyster Bay too.
Get your back in good shape, a radio, cooler and maybe a black lab to keep you company.
Posted April 28 2009 - 06:32 PM
Posted April 28 2009 - 07:02 PM
I think the comm. shellfish license for Town of Huntington is $200.00?
If you launch at a town marina, you'd need a permit there too I would think.
Posted April 29 2009 - 10:48 AM
Depending on your municipality I would reach out to your Town Hall to check on any required permits.
Far as I know, the waters of GSB east of the bridge are still open though you very rarely, if EVER see boats working there. The restriction line buoys are still in place out there even though the line is just about half way across the bay nowadays!!! :-(
Posted April 30 2009 - 07:25 PM
I have had such a good time talking with LIFISHVT, a fellow retired baymen, we have the same connectons, people, stories. Clamming is alot like gambling, we remember the wins and not the losses. Get a job that will mean something on your resume'.
Posted April 30 2009 - 07:31 PM
ah yes the glory days!!! boy do I miss them!
Posted April 30 2009 - 08:56 PM
Not related to clamming but in terms of some potential part time summer employment, Google a company called Quantech. They are looking for informed fisher people to take catch surveys at docks.
Posted April 30 2009 - 09:04 PM
Posted May 28 2009 - 10:35 PM
Posted June 02 2009 - 03:31 PM
They will also provide with a map, or advise you where to get one for certified shellfishing open areas.
Posted June 03 2010 - 10:02 AM