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Old 02-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tried this last year w/o any success.

Anyone know of a good spot to dig steamer clams on the southshore in the Babylon area?
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ajv003 wrote:
Tried this last year w/o any success.

Anyone know of a good spot to dig steamer clams on the southshore in the Babylon area?

Good luck getting someone to tell you that. You're more likely to find someone who will lend you their wife. [img]ubicon8.gif[/img]
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Is there a local shellfish commission? They at least can tell you what areas are open. They might have a map. I was at a really good spot yesterday. One guy had a full bag of clams.
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Good luck getting someone to tell you that. You're more likely to find someone who will lend you their wife. [img]ubicon8.gif[/img]

Are they that hard to find nowadays?
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My question is what's the best way to dig for them? I know where I can find them by me, but I never really had any success digging for them. If I try to dig down I have usually smashed them. Much better success raking the sand and finding hard shell clams in the top 3" than I ever did digging for steamers in the mud. Tips? Suggestions?
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My question is what's the best way to dig for them? I know where I can find them by me, but I never really had any success digging for them. If I try to dig down I have usually smashed them. Much better success raking the sand and finding hard shell clams in the top 3" than I ever did digging for steamers in the mud. Tips? Suggestions?

As a kid I used a plunger........worked it up and down, would create a nice hole then I would just reach down and pull them out of the sides of the hole.

Where are you finding them?
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We use to just dig them by hand
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Go with the plunger method. J.B.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What's the best method of getting the sand out?
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Letting them sit in water will get the sand out
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