Thursday, December 11, 2008
Okay, starting to feel a little more like my old self! Going fishing more often and actually posting more than once per year!
Early start in the morning to try a larger river here on the Olympic Peninsula. Action wasn't hot, but there were fish being caught. Hooked 2 fish, landed one steelhead on a sandshrimp tail behind a small spin-n glo drift fishing. As always the one I lost seemed MUCH larger but I guess that's how fishing goes.
As I was heading back home, I notice a LOT of cars on the highway. Just about then I get a call Charlie my fishing sensei for Washington and he says "so ya going clamming?"
What people from Alaska might not realize is that here in Washington State, I think razor clam is the most popular single activity in the state. In Alaska the limit is 60 per person and you can dig them at any low tide. In Washington the limit is 15 and we dig maybe 4 days per month from late fall to spring.
I will say that I think the clams here in Washington are sweeter for some reason though they tend to be smaller.
I didn't do it at all my first four years but lately I have gone about 4 times in the past 3 months. I am embarrassed to say this but I can open the garage door and be digging in 5 minutes and I still didn't take advantage of it. I am so glad that I am looking for a new line of work!
Clams and steelhead in a day! Nice! Maybe I should go lasso the deer in my front yard and we would have it all. Surf and Turf....Nah, better stick to the seafood!