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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #165 on: April 27, 2021, 10:33:12 PM »
Dang! Looks like the levels are going back up!

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #166 on: April 27, 2021, 10:42:01 PM »
Dang! Looks like the levels are going back up!

 Of course they are, right along with the Covid numbers! :chuckle:
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #167 on: April 27, 2021, 11:12:43 PM »
Clam Covid.... they need to quarantine too.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #168 on: May 18, 2021, 06:28:30 PM »
Mocrocks clamming was good on Saturday.  Boy was it busy.  Sounds like we're done now until the Fall. 

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #169 on: May 18, 2021, 07:35:10 PM »
Lights out yesterday morning and crowds not too bad, nothing more than usual I would say.
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #170 on: May 21, 2021, 08:12:33 PM »
Look's like 4 more days at Mocrocks.  :tup:

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #171 on: May 24, 2021, 08:47:39 AM »
Maybe this has been asked and answered, but when I was a kid, I could get a limit if I "assisted" my parents, which included pulling the sand tube out of the gun and picking up the clam. I can't find any verbiage in the regs this year now that my kids are old enough to come with that refers to level of assistance a kid needs to give to be able to get their own limit. Is the thought still "assist" or is it now that they must physically dig their own limit?

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #172 on: May 24, 2021, 09:06:48 AM »

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #173 on: May 24, 2021, 10:41:58 AM »
Maybe this has been asked and answered, but when I was a kid, I could get a limit if I "assisted" my parents, which included pulling the sand tube out of the gun and picking up the clam. I can't find any verbiage in the regs this year now that my kids are old enough to come with that refers to level of assistance a kid needs to give to be able to get their own limit. Is the thought still "assist" or is it now that they must physically dig their own limit?

I believe it's the same as for any fishing: Youth must actively participate and be able to demonstrate the ability to handle the gear by themselves.
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #174 on: May 24, 2021, 11:12:33 AM »
I have sort of a different question.  On Roosevelt beach, there are signs to the right as you come on to the beach prohibiting vehicles after April 15th.  Same signs down south past Iron Springs.  Yet, beyond both signs there were hundreds, if not thousands of vehicles.  Are those rules waived on clamming days or are they just not enforced?
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #175 on: May 24, 2021, 03:14:42 PM »
Maybe this has been asked and answered, but when I was a kid, I could get a limit if I "assisted" my parents, which included pulling the sand tube out of the gun and picking up the clam. I can't find any verbiage in the regs this year now that my kids are old enough to come with that refers to level of assistance a kid needs to give to be able to get their own limit. Is the thought still "assist" or is it now that they must physically dig their own limit?

It's a warden's judgement call.  If your kid is 6 months old it won't fly but from my experience if they can actually pull on the handle, grab the clam, carry the bag, etc, you shouldn't have a problem.  Pulling a clam gun without the air hole thing on the side is tough, I was assisting until my son was about 10 or 11 before he could pull a limit by himself.

I think what they are really looking for is the kid that is 50 yards away from dad pulling 2 limits.  The wardens I have ran into were pretty reasonable as long as the kid is actually involved.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #176 on: May 24, 2021, 03:46:02 PM »
If the kid can walk, pick up clams, carry a bag, hold the gun, "help" pull the gun.... your good...

Some elderly people can't pull a gun either and their is no issues with them getting assistance. I normally pull clams for the whole family, wife has disc problems last thing I need is her going down for the count on the beach.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #177 on: May 24, 2021, 03:54:08 PM »
Thanks for the responses everyone. I'll make a judgment call come this weekend once I see how much they're actually going to help.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #178 on: May 24, 2021, 04:04:04 PM »
When mine were much smaller, they would often help for a couple and then be off doing something else with the dog or whatever kids do at the beach.  I figured whatever clams they got were bonus ones anyway since I didn't have to buy them a license.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #179 on: May 24, 2021, 07:54:31 PM »
I had my kids pick the clam up after i pulled the tube out and kicked the sand core to reveal the clam, just make sure to keep those clams separate from your limit.

 


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