Check

 

Defiance Boats!

LURECHARGE!

THE PP OUTDOOR FORUMS

Kast Gear!

Power Pro Shimano Reels G Loomis Rods

  Willie boats! Puffballs!

 

Three Rivers Marine

 

 
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1013909 - 09/15/19 06:46 AM Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019
DrifterWA Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 04/25/00
Posts: 4593
Loc: East of Aberdeen, West of Mont...

WDFW has sent out the proposed Clam digging schedule, good until 12/31/2019.

The whole printout is too long to post, so I just posted the WDFW web site address...…


https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/razor-clams#current
_________________________

"Worse day sport fishing, still better than the best day working"

"I thought growing older would take longer"

Top
#1014010 - 09/17/19 08:44 PM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
fish4brains Offline
Dah Rivah Stinkah Pink Mastah

Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 6237
Loc: zipper
Originally Posted By: DrifterWA

WDFW has sent out the proposed Clam digging schedule


_________________________
...
Propping up an obsolete fishing industry at the expense of sound fisheries management is irresponsible. -Sg





Top
#1017760 - 11/28/19 10:26 AM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
eyeFISH Offline
Ornamental Rice Bowl

Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 12451
Diggin's been PDG. Quick fried razors for Thanksgiving appetizers later today.
_________________________
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." (Zane Grey)

"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)


The Keen Eye MD
Long Live the Kings!

Top
#1017761 - 11/28/19 10:33 AM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
eyeFISH Offline
Ornamental Rice Bowl

Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 12451
Thought I’d share a few slides from WDFW razor clam mgt team...

First is last seasons harvest


So fop comin’home with only 14 still puts him ABOVE AVERAGE wink
....

A bit of historic perspective

...

The harvest rate strategy


The BSMY is practically defined as the highest historical density of clams for each beach. This method has two advantages. It allows the harvest of more clams (to a maximum of a 40% ER) when clam density is high (populations considered to be abundant) and it allows for a reduced harvest levels when densities are lower (smaller populations). When populations drop below 40% of BSMY an automatic rebuilding strategy is employed. Anytime a population drops below 10% of BSMY the fishery will be closed.

....

And finally what’s in store for the current season


Read more here....

https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02104/wdfw02104.pdf


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
_________________________
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." (Zane Grey)

"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)


The Keen Eye MD
Long Live the Kings!

Top
#1017763 - 11/28/19 10:42 AM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
eyeFISH Offline
Ornamental Rice Bowl

Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 12451















_________________________
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." (Zane Grey)

"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)


The Keen Eye MD
Long Live the Kings!

Top
#1017781 - 11/29/19 03:31 PM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
DrifterWA Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 04/25/00
Posts: 4593
Loc: East of Aberdeen, West of Mont...
I notice Long Beach had the most clams dug.... I'd like to know how many "out of State licenses are sold"

I see a year license for a State resident is $14.10 and for a non-resident its only $21.80...…...time for the budget short WDFW to increase fees to out of State persons.

Washington residents get no deals when a Non-resident license in bordering States is purchased.....
_________________________

"Worse day sport fishing, still better than the best day working"

"I thought growing older would take longer"

Top
#1017782 - 11/29/19 04:24 PM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
eyeFISH Offline
Ornamental Rice Bowl

Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 12451
Lotsa Orygoogans drive over the Astoria Bridge to dig cams on the LBP. It ain't that much further to go. Esp when they put 25 clam bag limits in place, like they did in the spring of 2017.

While the Orygun beaches cough up some nice clams now and then, those guys KNOW our digging is more consistently better than theirs, for both numbers and size. It ain't that much further to go.
_________________________
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." (Zane Grey)

"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)


The Keen Eye MD
Long Live the Kings!

Top
#1017793 - 12/01/19 07:48 AM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
RUNnGUN Offline
Spawner

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 936
Originally Posted By: DrifterWA
I notice Long Beach had the most clams dug.... I'd like to know how many "out of State licenses are sold"

I see a year license for a State resident is $14.10 and for a non-resident its only $21.80...…...time for the budget short WDFW to increase fees to out of State persons.

Washington residents get no deals when a Non-resident license in bordering States is purchased.....


Chargem more!
_________________________
"After fishing for Steelhead for over 40 years, Steelheading as I know it is gone in Puget Sound!"
ME

Top
#1017800 - 12/01/19 09:19 AM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
bushbear Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 4622
Loc: Sequim
Non-residents pay $19 for a three day shellfish license or $28 for an annual shellfish license in Oregon.

Top
#1017806 - 12/01/19 02:05 PM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
DrifterWA Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 04/25/00
Posts: 4593
Loc: East of Aberdeen, West of Mont...
bushbear:

ALL buyers of a 3 day license pay the VERY same thing....resident, NON-RESIDENT, Over 70, Youth and Resident and non-resident Disable

All pay the very same, $9.70...…

Makes it even worse...….NON-Resident getting the same as WA Seniors, WA Youth and Disable..

Now if it was only a few Non-resident probably not a big deal but it could be thousands of Non-resident.

I'd call Olympia and ask how many NON-RESIDENT clam licenses are sold each year but now WDFW has gone to PDR's for lots of information......grrrrrrr

Remember WDFW has about priced itself out of business....taxpayer just don't feel the $$$$$$ needed to keep WDFW heads above water is worth the dollars invested......less opportunity, less fish, etc.


Edited by DrifterWA (12/01/19 02:13 PM)
_________________________

"Worse day sport fishing, still better than the best day working"

"I thought growing older would take longer"

Top
#1017807 - 12/01/19 03:46 PM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
bushbear Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 4622
Loc: Sequim
Thanks for the clarification. I didn’t look at the WA fees. Should be different fees for non-residents.

Top
#1017816 - 12/01/19 07:09 PM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
RUNnGUN Offline
Spawner

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 936
Seems to me to be an easy revenue generator. Every little bit helps. CHARGEM MORE! They will still come!
_________________________
"After fishing for Steelhead for over 40 years, Steelheading as I know it is gone in Puget Sound!"
ME

Top
#1017833 - 12/02/19 10:15 AM Re: Clam Tides, until December 31, 2019 [Re: DrifterWA]
WDFW X 1 = 0 Offline
Official Darkside Fucktard Whisperer

Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 2647
So far a success story for WDFW as they appear to be able to manage a clam herd.

Top

Search

Site Links
Home
Our Washington Fishing
Our Alaska Fishing
Reports
Rates
Contact Us
About Us
Recipes
Photos / Videos
Visit us on Facebook
Today's Birthdays
chongo469, John1970W, mitch184, On The Hook, STRIKE ZONE
Recent Gallery Pix
Gibbs Delta Time Capsule
Driftin'
Who's Online
2 registered (FishCatcher, steely slammer), 894 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
northwesttubefly, Craig S., Ed Koch, Sawcraft70, G rod
11446 Registered Users
Top Posters
Hankster 32440
Todd 25174
Sol Duc 15685
Dan S. 15479
elparquito 13625
stam 13001
Salmo g. 12612
eyeFISH 12451
STRIKE ZONE 12107
Dogfish 10979
Forum Stats
11446 Members
18 Forums
76919 Topics
899082 Posts

Max Online: 1099 @ Today at 09:11 AM

Join the PP forums.

It's quick, easy, and always free!

Working for the fish and our future fishing opportunities:

The Wild Steelhead Coalition

The Photo & Video Gallery. Nearly 1200 images from our fishing trips! Tips, techniques, live weight calculator & more in the Fishing Resource Center. The time is now to get prime dates for 2018 Olympic Peninsula Winter Steelhead , don't miss out!.

| HOME | ALASKA FISHING | WASHINGTON FISHING | RIVER REPORTS | FORUMS | FISHING RESOURCE CENTER | CHARTER RATES | CONTACT US | WHAT ABOUT BOB? | PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY | LEARN ABOUT THE FISH | RECIPES | SITE HELP & FAQ |