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So I just went online and got my recreational clamming license - Now what ??


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#16 HaysWalt

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Posted February 01 2012 - 4:49 PM

Even more so than fish. Clams don't swim...


Point well taken by me;)


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Posted February 04 2012 - 7:40 AM

Hey Suds, I used to do alot of clamming, but not in the last few
years. When you buy the license, they should give you a list
of clamming locations that are legal to clam. I am talking about
NJ only. This is mostly due to pollution, and areas where hepatitis
infection from consuming clams is high.

You will of course need a rake, and a floating tube or cooler that
is stable while you walk the shallows raking. There is plenty to
find without a kayak. You will also need a clam measuring gauge.
This is a small piece of sheet metal with a hole cutout on it. If a
clam falls through the hole its to small to keep. I,have been
approached several times by the marshalls to check my catch,
and to see if I was licensed.

I agree with some of the statements above. Dont spot burn
clamming sites. We have enough je--offs on the water already.


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Posted February 04 2012 - 9:54 AM

When I applied(online) for my senior forever license a few years back I couldn't find the map. I know if you buy the license from a shop they use to give you one. I've got to find one for the Barnegat bay.


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Posted February 04 2012 - 8:36 PM

Here's the NJ State info. Click on where you want to go in NJ
http://www.nj.gov/de.../waterclass.htm

Shrewsbury / Navesink
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart3.pdf

Point Pleasant
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart5.pdf

Seaside
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart6.pdf

Island beach / North end LBI
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart7.pdf


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Posted February 04 2012 - 8:56 PM

Thank you Mr Sheen. :D


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Posted February 04 2012 - 9:15 PM

Clamming is fun and I love them. Fresh clams are very tasty. The maps will give the areas to go, check the tides. You will need waders, and clam rake plus a bucket of some type to put them in. I have fresh water license plus trout stamp, never been checked. Firearms hunting license plus duck stamps, never been checked, clam license been check at least 5 times. Don't know what it is about clams but the state does check.


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#22 Eric_S

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Posted February 04 2012 - 9:42 PM

They were checking licenses today.


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Posted February 04 2012 - 10:04 PM

[bump) see below!


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Posted February 04 2012 - 10:05 PM

Honestly I don't know squat about this.
How? Where? When, What gear do I need...................... ?
Anyone willing to take a clamming googan under their wing for an afternoon ??


Sudsy,

I have a 15 dory and I launch at Rumson and clam in a couple of locations. If you'd Like, I'm at your disposal. Get a clam rake (a fishermen's Supply) one with a 6 foot or (even better 7 foot handle) Check the tides for the Oceanic Bridge (Goggle Tides Info) and Type in Oceanic Bridge, Rumson. a little blue ballon will pop up near Rumson and click it. On warm days (45 degrees & up with winds below 15 mph expected) We should shoot to launch 2.5 hours before a low tide. That will get us out on the flats with sufficient water under our keel so we don't hang up. Chest waders, layer clothing under neath and waterproof gloves. If you have those pool noodle tubes left over from last summer reserve one and go to the Doller Tree and buy two black plastic lattuce weave buckets. and a supply of 12 inch plastic ties. Put the one bucket inside the other and shift the top one a little to cut the lattuce work holls in half. secure the combined buckets with sip ties. 4 should do.

Take the reserved noodle and split it length wise only to the hole thru the center on the foam tube. slide the split over the top edge of the bucket and complete the circle. Trim the tube as neat as possible and use the 12" sip ties to secure it to the bucket.f8 ties should do it.

Take a spare piece of thin rope and tie it to the upper float around the bucket. and put a belt clip on the other end (4 feet should be enough).Then you will look like a clam digger, Begorra! ;)

Once out on the flat (A short ride indeed) I'll introduce you to clamming 101. One tip I received from an old timer was clams lay in lines in their beds. The lines run in the direction of the current. East to west and back again in the NR.

PM me if you haven't got my phone #. If you do call me tomorrow after 11 am. I need to go to the gym at 8. $$ more days til Spring and 82 more days to clam in the Navasink River. It ends on april 30, 2012, just intime to catch schoolies in the NR.

When you go to buy your rake - pick up a NJ 2011 shellfish Growing Water Classifiction Charts. It will show you the NOMOCO Ocean beatchers are closed to clamming until you get down to Manaloking. You can only Clam the Shresbury and Navesink on for about a MILE ON THEIR EASTERN ENDS. Navesink from the Oceanic Bridge east to where it connects to the Shresbury. The clamming in the Shrewsbury begins at the Sea Bright Bridge and goes south and then a little west.

So little time and so many clams. 150 clams a day are allowed. They must be over 1.5 inches (little necks) to keep.


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Posted February 04 2012 - 11:03 PM

clam license been check at least 5 times. Don't know what it is about clams but the state does check.


He ain't lying ;)

Very odd indeed for NJ.


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Posted February 05 2012 - 2:01 AM

Sudsy,
I have a 15 dory and I launch at Rumson and clam in a couple of locations. If you'd Like, I'm at your disposal.
Get a clam rake (a fishermen's Supply) one with a 6 foot or (even better 7 foot handle)


I am in !! Don't have your number.

Already have a rake. Got a clam rake years ago. Had fairly long tines so I fixed it up to use as a crab rake. Looking forward to actually using it for its intended purpose.


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Posted February 05 2012 - 2:15 AM

When I applied(online) for my senior forever license a few years back I couldn't find the map. I know if you buy the license from a shop they use to give you one. I've got to find one for the Barnegat bay.


BL- can you give me a link for applying for the senior liscense? Thanks in advance.


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Posted February 05 2012 - 6:30 AM

Rakes boy you guys are fancy.

Use to clam with my old man and all we ever used were our bare feet.

Simple to do walk bare foot across the bay flats and when you feel a clam under your feet dive under and pull it out.

The best way to tell if it's a clam or not is if it is a broken clam it will cut your foot and if it is a crab it would bite you.:shock:

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Posted February 05 2012 - 8:02 AM

Here's the NJ State info. Click on where you want to go in NJ
http://www.nj.gov/de.../waterclass.htm
Shrewsbury / Navesink
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart3.pdf
Point Pleasant
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart5.pdf
Seaside
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart6.pdf
Island beach / North end LBI
http://www.nj.gov/de...arts/chart7.pdf


Hays Walt Sudsy put this on post 19 CCharts 6 thru 9 cover Barnaget Bay. Check it out.

Jerry,

I have your number, I'll call you and we can set a date. Forget today SBS, etc. And Sundays are out. NJ has a blue law against clamming on Sundays.

It will be fun.


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Posted February 05 2012 - 8:07 AM

knobs, I did the same in Great South Bay LI.

I'm going to try a RI method that involves a toilet plunger. I think my RI friends are sending me on a snip hunt, but you never know. Sudsy will be my witness when I employ this New England Quaghog Style. ya never know until you try.

Speaking of New England - Bill O'Reilly is always talking about patriots and pinheads. Tonight, Starting withthe Pre-Game Show I'll be sitting with the Patriots.


GO PATS!


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