Originally Posted by clamchucker
live close to marsh/scit/dux beach ,,,,, any advice on digging clams
heard that after a good blow they will be on beach,,,,, can they also be
dug at low tide? i assume it must be just like digging any ol' clam?
Digging sea clams is about as easy, and low tech as it gets.
It's generally done in CC Bay, from the canal, north. All you need is, a 2** minus tide, a potato rake, a 5 gallon bucket, and a pair of rubber knee high boots.
Wait until the tide reaches it lowest stage, then walk out onto the outer most, exposed sand bars. These are the ones you don't ordinarily see on an average low tide. Unlike steamer clams, you just don't knee down and dig them. But rather, you need to walk the outer bars (on the sand bar and not in the water), and look for the classic "clam hole" or an indentation or some sort of small crack in the dry sand which indicates there's a clam there. Then, just dig it up with your potato rake. They'll only be a few inches below the sand.
Down my way, we had a 2** minus tide this weekend, and I was just too sick to go. My wife went by herself, and got a half bucket in under an hour.
Good luck, and have fun.