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Kidder
09-15-2007, 22:04
I saw the surviver man on the discovery channel diving for clams the other day. Has anyone ever done that? Do they taste good?

diverdad
09-15-2007, 22:08
Not the way he eats them. That guy can choke anything down.

Kidder
09-15-2007, 22:17
Not the way he eats them. That guy can choke anything down.

He actually cooked them in a coconut at the end of the show. It was pretty interesting when he tried to use an oceanic safety sausage to catch fish.

scubasavvy
09-16-2007, 18:04
I've been clamming before in New England. It's really a lot of fun. They're so fast though that you have to be on top of your game. Nothing beats cracking a few open on the beach afterwards...

Kidder
09-16-2007, 20:51
I've been clamming before in New England. It's really a lot of fun. They're so fast though that you have to be on top of your game. Nothing beats cracking a few open on the beach afterwards...

I heard about that you touch them and they just shoot away.

scubasavvy
09-17-2007, 17:59
I've been clamming before in New England. It's really a lot of fun. They're so fast though that you have to be on top of your game. Nothing beats cracking a few open on the beach afterwards...

I heard about that you touch them and they just shoot away.

They sense you and then shoot away. They have this thing on them which you look for underwater. It kind of looks like an olive on a New England clam. I have attached a picture of a Carribean clam, you can see what I'm talking about.

http://www.tankedup-imaging.com/images/clam.jpg

Kidder
09-17-2007, 18:24
Are you talking about the port where they exhale water?

WV Diver
09-18-2007, 12:56
Are you talking about the port where they exhale water? I think so, otherwise known as the excurrent and or incurrent siphon.

skdvr
09-18-2007, 15:13
Are you talking about the port where they exhale water? I think so, otherwise known as the excurrent and or incurrent siphon.

I love this stuff.... Learn something new everyday!

Phil

scubasavvy
09-19-2007, 22:48
Yea, that's what I would be talking about, lol.

CrzyJay456
09-20-2007, 19:26
I've been clamming before in New England. It's really a lot of fun. They're so fast though that you have to be on top of your game. Nothing beats cracking a few open on the beach afterwards...

I heard about that you touch them and they just shoot away.

They sense you and then shoot away. They have this thing on them which you look for underwater. It kind of looks like an olive on a New England clam. I have attached a picture of a Carribean clam, you can see what I'm talking about.

http://www.tankedup-imaging.com/images/clam.jpg

clams like that are expensive!!! if you walk into an aquarium store that has them... you can see the $$$ it costs. i would for one not eat that.

Charles R
09-20-2007, 19:30
I did it in Oregon For Razor Clams we used clam guns and made clam chowder it was good I never realized how big they get

Kidder
09-20-2007, 19:34
I did it in Oregon For Razor Clams we used clam guns and made clam chowder it was good I never realized how big they get

Clam guns? do you have a picture?

Charles R
09-20-2007, 19:37
Peice of 3" PVC pipe caped with a hole on one end and handles shove in sand cover hole pull out sand and clam Easier than a shovel in the surf

Charles R
09-20-2007, 19:38
http://www.alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/Activities/Clam/Images/clamgun.gif

Charles R
09-20-2007, 19:41
http://stores.ebay.com/Precision-Metal-Products_Clam-Guns

Only $45

Kidder
09-20-2007, 19:52
http://www.alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/Activities/Clam/Images/clamgun.gif

Nice little toy there. would make clamming easier alright.

scubasavvy
09-21-2007, 11:57
Hmm...now there's an interesting device. Personally, the fun is in digging them up. Thanks for that though. Cool stuff...

CrzyJay456
09-21-2007, 22:11
how deep in the sand do they hide?

scubasavvy
09-24-2007, 08:31
how deep in the sand do they hide?

Depends on how far into their burial you catch them. I don't think they go more than a foot or so.

awap
09-24-2007, 08:39
We used to get clams in the NJ bays in water anywhere from knee to chest deep in 3 to 12 inches of mud/muck. The idea was to start with a cooler full of beer and end up with a cooler full of clams. Scuba would not have been useful or appropriate.

scubasavvy
09-24-2007, 16:46
You see, I dive in sandy clam beds on the Cape. I think the last time I went was with a friend to Race Point Beach. The clam beds were really defined, it looked like someone had raked there, or that ripple effect in the sand that you see during low tide. It was easy to locate them, digging them up was the hard part. They were like 5-6 inches wide, length wise. They made a great snack on the beach.

UCFKnightDiver
10-10-2007, 19:18
hmmm idk about big clams like that but small freshwater clams taste good jus pop em on the grill real quick and they taste great, make sure tho that as you put em on the grill they are closed tight b/c if u can open em they're dead and not good to eat

mcc2318
11-22-2007, 16:06
their quick little critters

kyfriedchipper
11-23-2007, 22:03
don't you have to clean them a special way or can you just eat the whole thing? what about freshwater clams?