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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2021, 11:52:32 AM »
Well I hate to speculate...

But I've been digging razors for 30 years in this state and don't ever remember a period this long with high toxin's.. they've been testing since when, late 80s early 90s if I recall...

I kinda wish they would just come out and say we don't want thousands of people flooding our coastal towns.
100% agree and the same!!!!   Let’s pretend they aren’t flat out lying to us, and those toxin numbers were real.  with this length and level of bacteria, would you feel safe eating them this year??   #FAKEAZZNEWS
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2021, 12:02:15 PM »
Go back through the thread, several times it was high for a long time. 

As for the tinfoil hat stuff, well, I suppose someone could always take their own sample and pay a lab to do the testing.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2021, 12:08:19 PM »
I thought of doing the sample and lab thing once but found out you'd be poaching and the lab would be in possession of poached shell fish so then you'd both be in deep doodoo.  :bash:

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2021, 12:17:04 PM »
Go back through the thread, several times it was high for a long time. 

As for the tinfoil hat stuff, well, I suppose someone could always take their own sample and pay a lab to do the testing.
Well, I don't remember it being like this ever.  I'm not buying it.
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2021, 12:21:47 PM »
Wondering if the Quinaults are digging at all and what are the crabbers using for bait if no clamming is allowed? I guess razors are the preferred bait for dungies. :dunno:

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2021, 12:51:18 PM »
I didn't know razors were preferred bait. Why don't they use horse clams or some other nasty clam

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2021, 01:04:22 PM »
I’m calling fake news pants on fire too.  :yeah:  I got a new clamhawg that’s just sitting there unemployed waiting to go to work.
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2021, 01:04:59 PM »
Go back through the thread, several times it was high for a long time. 

As for the tinfoil hat stuff, well, I suppose someone could always take their own sample and pay a lab to do the testing.

I remember years of two to three months.  But we are set up for a full season closure. Now..I could be wrong..but my beat up wore out old memory bank can't find a time when we lost a whole season..
I don't see it as tinfoil stuff.... just observation derived from a year of misleading info in general.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2021, 01:19:19 PM »
Well if it is toxins as they say. If my memory is correct didn't the toxins crop up more so when there is warm weather when the water is warmer? Or is this a totally different toxin?

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2021, 01:31:47 PM »
Go back through the thread, several times it was high for a long time. 

As for the tinfoil hat stuff, well, I suppose someone could always take their own sample and pay a lab to do the testing.

I remember years of two to three months.  But we are set up for a full season closure. Now..I could be wrong..but my beat up wore out old memory bank can't find a time when we lost a whole season..
I don't see it as tinfoil stuff.... just observation derived from a year of misleading info in general.

Three complete seasons have been lost in the past - 91/2, 97/8 and 02/03.  Kalaloch lost most of the season in 04.  The toxin was discovered in 91, so obviously no closures before that.  Other closures happened in 05, 15, 16 and 17, maybe more as I'm not an expert or historian.

I don't think we know much about it, WDFW biologists think warmer temps contribute to it but it has occurred during periods of cooling after the "blob", so who knows.

All I know is it sucks.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2021, 01:38:10 PM »
Like fishandgamereaper said, we’ve been lied to too much this year to believe anything from the gov.  I just want some fresh damn razor clams!
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2021, 01:39:05 PM »
Like fishandgamereaper said, we’ve been lied to too much this year to believe anything from the gov.  I just want some fresh damn razor clams!
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #72 on: February 22, 2021, 01:39:59 PM »
It does suck for sure...

Guess I'm just trying to make sense of it all. Especially with the rec crab closure on the coast for high toxins...but the commies are good to go... :dunno:

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #73 on: February 22, 2021, 01:46:18 PM »
If the question is whether WDFW is intentionally closing the season and losing out on the sale of tens of thousands of razor clam licenses, well that would be interesting on their part.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #74 on: February 22, 2021, 01:54:15 PM »
Not one to buy into conspiracy theories, but do you actually believe governor Dimsley would allow that kind of gathering in the world of Covid and lockdowns? Way too high of a concentration of people in hotels, stores, gas stations, and on the beach.....

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