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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 04:31 PM

 

Gorgeous day in the Pacific NW.. going out to dig clams and catch crab tomorrow...

Anniversary on Monday.. it's going to be a good weekend (despite being fairly well broke)
This is my youngest on the dig last month..

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Reply Gorgeous day in the Pacific NW.. going out to dig clams and catch crab tomorrow... (Original post)
opiate69 Mar 2013 OP
love_katz Mar 2013 #1
opiate69 Mar 2013 #2
Suich Mar 2013 #3
opiate69 Mar 2013 #16
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opiate69 Mar 2013 #18
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opiate69 Mar 2013 #21
blueamy66 Apr 2013 #44
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opiate69 Apr 2013 #47
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opiate69 Apr 2013 #49
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opiate69 Apr 2013 #51
blueamy66 Apr 2013 #52
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DFW Mar 2013 #4
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Ron Obvious Mar 2013 #5
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easychoice Mar 2013 #6
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opiate69 Mar 2013 #14
easychoice Mar 2013 #24
opiate69 Mar 2013 #26
easychoice Mar 2013 #32
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In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #37
easychoice Mar 2013 #38
Arctic Dave Mar 2013 #11
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EvilAL Mar 2013 #20
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In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #36
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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 04:35 PM

1. Very beautiful pic.

Loving our gorgeous Spring weather.

Good luck with the crabbing and clamming. Yum, crab!

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Response to love_katz (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 04:38 PM

2. Thanks! Hope you're able to make the most of the beautiful weather!

 

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:54 PM

3. Razor clams are so-o-o-o much fun to dig!

Hope you all have a great time! Me? I'm harvesting this year's dandelion crop!

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Response to Suich (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:06 PM

16. Thanks.. hard-ass work though too lol..

 

Luckily, we can usually limit out in about 20 minutes.. then, it`s off to the dock to toss in the crab rings and smoke cigars & drink scotch while they soak lol. Might run through the state park and see if any spring mushrooms are showing too.. my buddy`s been a forager for about 40 years.. He swears by dandelions.. I`m gonna have to have him prepare me some sometime.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:29 PM

17. Which state park? n/t

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Response to Suich (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:31 PM

18. Twin Harbors..

 

He`s been getting mushrooms out of there for years. Probably a little too early yet, but since we didn`t get too harsh of a winter we may get lucky.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:35 PM

19. Were you clamming at Long Beach, by any chance?

When I was a kid growing up in Portland in the 50's, we went there a couple of times. Fun!

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Response to Suich (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:39 PM

21. Nope.. lemme think.. I think the picture of my boy was up at Moclips..

 

And we usually also go down to Cranberry beach in Grayland. For crabs we go down to the dock in Tokeland. I haven`t been to Long Beach yet, but so want to. My wife`s aunt has a beach house somewhere out there that allegedly is available to us.. just haven`t taken her up on it yet

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 11:00 PM

44. Sounds like our camping trip to Bodega Bay last week.

 

We dug for clams, threw out the crab rings, had a bonfire every night, drank like fish, took loooonnnggg walks with the doggies, laughed our butts off and ate like royalty.....oysters and sourdough almost every day as an afternoon "snack".

Have a good time!

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #44)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 12:18 AM

45. Sounds like a perfect weekend! How`d you make out on the crabbing?

 

We got skunked, but there had been a lot of pressure at our spot that weekend.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #45)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 09:14 AM

46. We were there for 6 nights.

 

Got a few crabs. Threw a lot back cause we had the wrong info about what size we could keep. A guy in a boat told us the correct info the day before we left. My friend's 10 yr old daughter still had a blast though! And, the people camping next to us gave us about 7 crabs...we had them over for dinner and had a feast. My friend is a most awesome cook.

I have fallen in love with No Cal.

And my friends are camping up in Oregon for the 4th. Cannot wait to go!

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #46)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 09:16 AM

47. Oh, man.. you're gonna have a blast in Oregon!

 

Kinda sucky about the crab snafu, but at least now you know for next time, and you did still get to keep a few.. better than we did lol.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #47)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 09:21 AM

48. My only complaint.....

 

There just aren't any single guys camping!

It seems to be all couples - and then there is me, the third wheel.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #48)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 09:30 AM

49. Hehe.. surely, we can find a single DU'er in Oregon for ya!

 

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #49)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 11:12 AM

50. need a liberal dude

 

My friend invited a co-worker up to camp with us for a few nights. Turns out he is a die hard Republican and we really didn't see eye to eye on anything. Heck, we don't even like the same golfers.

But, he was fun to go on walks with...as long as we didn't speak of anything too deep.

But now I know that I can only hang with someone who doesn't give a rat's ass about politics or is a Dem.

I wish I knew the name of the campground in Oregon....

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #50)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 08:39 PM

51. Cannon Beach maybe?

 

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #51)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 09:01 PM

52. Charleston OR I believe

 

??

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #52)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 09:22 PM

53. Hmm. doesn`t ring a bell, but really,

 

The entire coast is fucking epic so I know you`re going to have an absolute blast... if it`s anywhere near the sea lion caves, you should definitely try to go check them out too.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #53)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:53 AM

54. My friend is in love with OR.

 

I'll check into the caves.

Don't know where I'll be in July, but hope to go with her.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:56 PM

4. Enjoy it and be aware of your good fortune

It was still snowing here today in the German Rheinland.

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:20 PM

12. yikes!! Way too late in the year for snow.

 

Keep warm

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 04:20 AM

35. We're trying

Siberia on the Rhein, here.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:00 PM

5. Spring in the PNW

Isn't it amazing how nice and friendly everybody here (Seattle in my case) is on a day like this? Just ordinary day-to-day encounters in the grocery store, the bank, etc. People seem more courteous and nicer.

I'm probably just projecting my good mood at other people, but still.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:21 PM

13. oh no... it`s totally noticable..

 

One of the many plusses to living out here

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:15 PM

6. in the drink,ready to go!

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Response to easychoice (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:18 PM

7. Need an extra deck hand???

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Response to Suich (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:34 PM

8. I'll keep you in mind!

I am kinda bossy though,Arrrr!!!
Do you know a painter from a lubber line?

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Response to easychoice (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:40 PM

9. I'll have to get back to you on that!

ALL skippers are bossy!

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Response to Suich (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:53 PM

10. Ok,I'll make it easy for you...

can you rock and roll and walk without getting seasick?
We don't need to be chumming the fish ya know.

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Response to easychoice (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:23 PM

14. Nice!! Need any new friends?? lol

 

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:07 AM

24. Yeah,it's a toy! I am excited to have it in so soon!

We have had such an easy winter and it looks like spring will be as easy as winter was.Yeah!
I am ready to fly!

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Response to easychoice (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:11 AM

26. you salmon fish with it?

 

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #26)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:29 AM

32. Salmon? Sure,Halibut too.

I even caught a Shark up at Neah Bay one year.He scared the bejeeberz out of me.If he would have jumped in I would have jumped out.He was some kind of swimming sack of teeth.I was real happy to lose my line and tackle on that deal.

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Response to easychoice (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:30 AM

34. Yikes! Yeah.. I can see being ok with losing a little gear over that lol

 

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Response to easychoice (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 05:04 AM

37. Nice boat, Captain!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #37)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 01:59 PM

38. Thank You

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:01 PM

11. Razor clams.

 

White sauce w/ clams on linguine.


Yummmm.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:02 PM

15. For sure! Of course..

 

These puppies are also excellent battered and fried, or tossed into a chowda...

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:37 PM

20. Our razor clams look like this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_jackknife_clam

They are pains in the ass to dig as well..
I'd like to try one of those pacific ones...

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:55 PM

22. How are those, taste-wise? Looks like they've got a good amount of meat like ours..

 

If you ever find yourself on this side of the country, look me up and I'll cook you up some of ours!

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:04 AM

23. They are pretty good

not as good as the clams we usually dig, I'll have to look that up.
Thanks for the offer, but you don't have to cook me some of yours, we'll go dig up a feed and cook 'em right there.

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:09 AM

25. haha! deal!

 

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #25)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:12 AM

27. Steamer clam

I've never heard anyone around here call it that, but yeah.. tasty!!

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:17 AM

28. Ohh... I love steamers!

 

I grew up in Connecticut.. I think we called them either just "steamers" or little necks.. they call 'em butter clams out this way.. either way, I just call 'em damned tasty!

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:22 AM

29. I've eaten them

from different places and stuff, but the Bay of Chaleur clams are the best. Quahogs and razor clams were good too, harder to get though. We used to dig on Heron Island where there weren't as many, but they were big ,usually you buy them or dig them and they are white, but when they are big and old, they are mostly blue. Those are the ones we go for.

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #29)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:26 AM

30. fuck, now i want some,

maybe in another couple of weeks the ice will be gone and we can go get some..

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #29)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:26 AM

31. Mmm.. quahogs... I left Connecticut 23 years ago.. and it wasn't until just recently

 

that I've been able to find "stuffies" out here.. one of the things I missed most about the NorthEast.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 12:30 AM

33. That looks good,

shitty thing is, the best I can do right now is a High Liner. heheheh

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 05:03 AM

36. On the Jersey Shore those are called piss_clams.

They are so good by the bucket full dipped in melted butter..

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:12 PM

39. Update...

 

We got to the beach at about 9 Sunday morning, and had our limits on clams by 9:30. Went out to the dock at about 10:30 pm to catch the incoming tide for crabs, and sat there till about 4am and got skunked.. probably caught a hundred crabs, but no keepers.. oh well.. was still a great weekend.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 09:13 PM

40. Nice pic! nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 09:15 PM

41. Thanks! I`m so happy he loves doing that kind of stuff with us...

 

He really is a kick, that boy

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #41)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 09:24 PM

42. And he's cute, too! nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 09:46 PM

43. Aw.. thanks! (must be his moms genes lol)

 

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