Don’t forget a shovel, bucket or clamming tube(required for each clammer), and the shellfish license; clamming is not free anymore. For Oregon residents 14 and older it’s $6.50 per calendar year. For non-residents it’s $16.50 per calendar year, or for a three-day license it’s $9. Check with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) for regulations and limits (541-867-4741; www.dfw.state.or.us). To find out if any areas are unsafe for clamming, check the Shellfish Information Line (800-448-2474).
Limits in 2006 were softshell (mud) clams 36, razors 15, gapers 12, and other bay clams—butter, littleneck, and cockle—20 (of which 12 may be gapers).
Have a good time clamming,as it is fun and exciting for all too enjoy.