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47 mins ago, ChumSlickJon said:

The day I went out there this year I would rake some spots that would absolutely reek, and other spots I would hit a pocket of something that would actually float to the top and look like an oil sheen on the water.  All those clams decomposing probably.  

 

is he talking about the clams that have their anus hanging out of the shell?

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3 mins ago, crazybellringer said:

 

is he talking about the clams that have their anus hanging out of the shell?

Those are dicks.  

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So I sent an email last night about the lack of clams (steamers) to shellfisher place. Got a response back that I should call some 609 number. I called, spoke to a pleasant lady told her the deal, no steamers, mud looks different, has a bit of a green tint to it etc. She sounded like she was interested in the information and that someone would call me back for details. Havn't gotten a call yet. 

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19 hours ago, crazybellringer said:

 

is he talking about the clams that have their anus hanging out of the shell?

oh boy

 

19 hours ago, ChumSlickJon said:

Those are dicks.  

thank you for clearing that up

14 hours ago, jerseystriper said:

So I sent an email last night about the lack of clams (steamers) to shellfisher place. Got a response back that I should call some 609 number. I called, spoke to a pleasant lady told her the deal, no steamers, mud looks different, has a bit of a green tint to it etc. She sounded like she was interested in the information and that someone would call me back for details. Havn't gotten a call yet. 

thanks for doing that, that's a good call :th: 

 

 

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Another member in Mass mentioned the same die off. I’m sure the heavy harvesting has taken a bit of a toll on this as well...hey...let’s post a picture? 

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16 hours ago, jerseystriper said:

So I sent an email last night about the lack of clams (steamers) to shellfisher place. Got a response back that I should call some 609 number. I called, spoke to a pleasant lady told her the deal, no steamers, mud looks different, has a bit of a green tint to it etc. She sounded like she was interested in the information and that someone would call me back for details. Havn't gotten a call yet. 

I can't believe they didn't know.  I thought they kept a close eye on that body of water, especially when it's a small area open between a whole bunch of unopen areas.  

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1 hour ago, hwsmike said:

Another member in Mass mentioned the same die off. I’m sure the heavy harvesting has taken a bit of a toll on this as well...hey...let’s post a picture? 

Yeah, clam porno!

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5 mins ago, ChumSlickJon said:

I can't believe they didn't know.  I thought they kept a close eye on that body of water, especially when it's a small area open between a whole bunch of unopen areas.  

i would hope they are at least monitoring water quality just prior to and during the season, but this is probably our clue that even that is doubtful. 

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14 mins ago, rocco said:

i would hope they are at least monitoring water quality just prior to and during the season, but this is probably our clue that even that is doubtful. 

Expecting quality work from a government agency ?

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19 mins ago, Sudsy said:

Expecting quality work from a government agency ?

not expecting quality necessarily, but hoping for responsible. like csj said....

41 mins ago, ChumSlickJon said:

I can't believe they didn't know.  I thought they kept a close eye on that body of water, especially when it's a small area open between a whole bunch of unopen areas.  

did they just close a bunch of areas years ago and never go back to see if they need to stay closed? likewise, if you are opening something seasonally, presumably based on water quality, don't you think they should be checking? who checks the beaches for poop in the summer, the towns?

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1 hour ago, rocco said:

not expecting quality necessarily, but hoping for responsible. like csj said....

did they just close a bunch of areas years ago and never go back to see if they need to stay closed? likewise, if you are opening something seasonally, presumably based on water quality, don't you think they should be checking? who checks the beaches for poop in the summer, the towns?

NJ DEP does the testing.

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Well, I am sorry to disappoint. There is no porn, clam or otherwise in my post. I am sure if one unfilterers google for anus or dick or just porn clam something will pop up. 

No back to our regularly scheduled post here is the answer via email I got. In case anyone is wondering the state even sent a map outlining the area in question. For those who regularly clam the area you will know the spots. 

 

Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We received your email message about not finding soft shell clams off Rumson.  While I can appreciate your disappointment, it is not an uncommon experience.  Soft clams are a fickle species that are often boom or bust.   Clam recruitment is highly variable from year to year for many reasons, including low spawning effort, water current patterns, and predation.    Sometimes the sets are really great and sometimes they aren’t.  Sets may also move throughout an estuary and pop up or disappear in different places over time.  Last year we had reports of soft clams to the east of Barley Point, but have not been able to verify for ourselves yet.   On top of the variable sets, things like macroalgae growth, predations, and warm water temperatures can cause mortality.  Unfortunately, we are not aware of any single ‘smoking gun’ reason to account for overall reduced populations in the estuary. 

 

Thank you for reaching out to us and please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

Enjoy the rest of clam season. First it was the stripers, now its the clams, what could be next? 

 

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On 1/2/2019 at 2:57 PM, Sudsy said:

I'm passing on Navesink clams this season

Have had them a lot this fall and winter and I must say they are the best tasting clams ever. Remind me not to let you have any soup at the food fling.

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42 mins ago, jerseystriper said:

Last year we had reports of soft clams to the east of Barley Point, but have not been able to verify for ourselves yet.   

This statement is too funny.

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44 mins ago, jerseystriper said:

On top of the variable sets, things like macroalgae growth, predations, and warm water temperatures can cause mortality.  Unfortunately, we are not aware of any single ‘smoking gun’ reason to account for overall reduced populations in the estuary. 

Lol, in other words, we have no ****ing clue and don’t intend too.

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