The information contained in Oregon's Razor Clams and the new edition of Oregon's Clams or in Oregon's Crabs will make you a better clam digger and crabber. Our books are printed in Portland. Our clam shovels, crab traps and shrimp pumps are made here in Oregon or in Washington State.

Your adventure in digging clams begins with Oregon's Razor Clams and ends when you take your first limit of razor clams home. Follow your sense of adventure down the razor clam webpage to the section on clam digging and crabbing ethics.

Oregon's Clams: is currently out of stock. contains all the information of interest for taking all the clams of interest to recreational clam diggers in Oregon plus our award winning recipes.

Oregon's Crabs:is currently out of stock. contains the detailed instructions for catching, cleaning and cooking crabs. The photo array details "How to Shake Crab", in addtion, the book suggest harvest methods to determine which softshell crabs contain enough meat to harvest. Shaking crab rather than picking them shortens the length of time it takes to seperate the crab meat from the shells.

Oregon's Rockfish: contains detailed descriptions for the rockfish species common to Oregon's coastal waters in addition to spacific Longitude & Latitude information to the location for most rockfish species along the Oregon Coast. At $25.00 the book cost too much to print and is on sale for $22.50 plus shipping and handling until gone.

Oregon's Razor Clams is the complete guide on how and where to dig for razor clams on the Oregon Coast. The 48 page book is full of photographs, illustrations and easy to follow instructions that will have you digging razor clams on your first trip out on Clatsop Spit beaches. Even though our books are written for adults launch a child on a lifelong adventure digging razor clams by giving them one of our books.

A limit of razor clams dug in the wet sand at Agate Beach. The razor clams in the photo on the right were dug from the Cove in Seaside Oregon.

The book includes:Oregon's Razor Clams discloses all of the beach locations where razor clams are commonly found along the Oregon Coast.

The photo array of the razor clam shows displays how to identify razor clams in the wet or dry sand.

Oregon's Razor Clams describes the methods to dig razor clams from the wet sand or dry sand. The clams in the photo were dug at Fort Stevens using the method recommended by the ODFW to dig Razor Clams using our aluminum razor clam shovel with a 12 inch blade.

The narrative with accompanying photo array describes the preferred method used for cleaning razor clams, using a knife or view the video clip here demonstrating how to clean razor clams using a hot water bath.

See the new and exciting additions to our family recipes for our critically acclaimed Oregon's Clam Chowder. Our family's favorite clam recipes are easily prepared entrees that your family will love. Marney Reed from Port Orford writes, "Hi Bill, Just wanted you to know we cooked your Clam Chowder recipe yesterday for company. It was the best chowder we've ever had - definitely restaurant quality!"

The book includes complete instructions for gathering and preparing Oregon's mussels.

Personalize your copy of Oregon's Clams with an autograph by the author by entering your name or the name of the person you are giving the book to in the appropriate box on the payment page.

Get a head start digging razor clams by ordering our book, Oregon Razor Clams, by clicking HERE.

The abundance of razor clams along the Oregon Coast varies greatly and dramatically due to ocean conditions, the erosion of beach sand, weather related die offs and disease, but because of the decline in the population of razor clams south of Tillamook Head we recommend digging razor clams on the beaches associated with Clatsop Spit or with the beaches associated with Meyers Beach in Southern Oregon.

The Clatsop Spit Beaches, "Seaside, Gearhart, Del Rey Beach, Sunset Beach, Columbia Beach and Clatsop Spit" are one of the most productive beach areas for digging razor clams in the Pacific Northwest. Each year tens of thousands clam digging enthusiast visit area beaches to dig razor clams. ODFW claims that ninety five percent of Oregon's razor clam digging occurs there, but I believe the percentage is much higher. This year's population assessment by ODFW estimates the number of razor clams on Clatsop Spit beaches to be approximately seven million. The Clatsop Spit beaches are the ideal place for those new to digging razor clam to learn how to dig razor clams.

It was thrilling to read the comment posted on facebook by clam digger, Steven Schwindt, "I got started digging clams a few months ago. I bought William's Oregon's Razor Clams and it is big help to me. The book goes with me every time we go clamming."

Get a head start digging razor clams by ordering our book, Oregon's Razor Clams, by clicking HERE.


For those of you who desire hands on experience digging clams get a head start by attending our free Clam Digging and Crabbing Clinic Events.

Our Clam Clinics and Crabbing Clinics are the ideal way to introduce kids of all ages to the wonders of digging clams and taking crabs. However, the information in our books will reveal everything you need to know to successfully dig clams or take crabs from Oregon's coastal waters.


Successful clam digging and crabbing begins with the equipment your purchase. We offer the best products available for digging clams and taking crabs. Except for abuse our products are fully guaranteed for 24 months from the date of the sale.  

Shown above, Our standard razor clam shovel the best of inexpensive clam shovels on the market today at $30.75. The overall length of our standard razor clam shovel is 56 inches with an 11 inch blade.  Our standard razor clam shovel is manufactured with a full length handle unavailable at retail outlets and an 11 inch blade offset at the proper angle to take advantage on the method recommended by ODFW to dig razor clams from the wet sand. Unlike heavy stainless clam shovels our light weight standard clam digging shovel will not wear you out digging either razor clams or bay clams.Click HERE to purchase our standard razor clam shovel $30.75 plus shipping and handling

Shown above, Click on our New Clam Daddy Brand of custom made aluminum razor clam shovels to view it being used to dig razor clams at Agate Beach. The Claminator clam shovel with a 9 inch blade and overall length of nearly 54 inches is ideal for clam diggers of all ages. The "Claminator Clam Shovel" sells for $74.25 and comes with a rubber hand grip and a varnshed finished hardwood handle with tang end soaked in Linseed oil for longer handle life. Unlike stainsteel shovels our aluminum clam shovels are so light they won't leave you arm weary after a day's pounding and digging razor clams.

Click HERE to purchase, The Claminator, our custom made razor clam shovel with a 9 inch shovel blade for $74.25 plus shipping and handling.

As shown above, Our Clam Daddy custom made aluminum razor clam shovels is the big daddy of razor clam shovels. Built with an overall length of nearly 57 inches and a 12 inch aluminum blade or our Big Man's razor clam shovel with an extended handle length of 62 inches.

Designed for the tall man our Clam Daddy razor clam shovels are built to take advantage of the method recommended by ODFW to dig razor clams in the wet sand of Clatsop Spit beaches. The Clam Daddy with a nearly 57 inch shovel handle sells for $79.25 and the Big Man's razor clam shovel with an extended shovel handle of 62 inches sells for $85.25. The additional 3 inches in length of the shovel blade is a game changer that will dig deeper and faster puting more razor clams in your clam bag.

Click HERE to purchase, The Clam Daddy, our custom made razor clam shovel with a 12 inch shovel blade for $79.25 or the Big Man's razor clam shovel with an extended handle of 62 inches for $85.25 plus shipping and handling.

Take advantage of our Razor clam Beginner's Special as shown below.

Purchase our standard long handled razor clam shovel and razor clam net bag for $36.75 and we will include a copy of Oregon's Razor Clams for FREE. That is a saving of $10.70.

Our razor clam bag shown above is made using fine mesh with a draw string and button to keep your razor clams safe and secure. The 9 x 24 inch dimension is large enough to hold a limit of 15 largest razor clams.

Click HERE to purchase the razor clam bag for $6.00 plus $2.30 shipping and handling for the first razor clam bag ordered only. Order a half a dozen and reduce the cost of shipping and hanling.

After much consideration about which type of Clam Gun to recommend we have decided the best course of action was to go simple and recommend the plastic Clam Gun by by H20sports. Why spend a lot of money on expensive clam shovels or clam guns when you can spend less for the best before deciding which high end clam gun or shovel to buy. Click HERE to purchase the clam gun for $15.95.


Click on the forum for Crabbing and Clam Digging to view our new Crabbing and Clam Digging Forum. All postings to the Forums are subject to apporval.

OREGON'S FISHING INFORMATION for all the fish species common to Oregon's Coastal Waters click on

Share photographs and accounts of your fishing, crabbing and clam digging adventures with us. We will post the photos to our photo album and share you tips and suggestions with other anglers. Remember to take only enough clams, crabs and fish to fulfill your immediate needs. Thanks, Bill.

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Clam Watch tidal projections from the WWW Tide and Current Predictor website. Click on your area of interest to view the tidal projections mostly from March 2015 through March 2016.

Tidal Projections Columbia River.

Tidal Projections Seaside.

Tidal Projections Nehalem Bay.

Tidal Projections Tillamook Bay.

Tidal Projections Netarts Bay.

Tidal Projections Nestucca Bay.

*Tidal Projections Cascade Head Salmon River Estuary.

Tidal Projections Siletz Bay.

Tidal Projections Yaquina Bay.

Tidal Projections Alsea Bay.

Tidal Projections Siuslaw River Estuary.

Tidal Projections Winchester.

Tidal Projections Coos Bay.

Tidal Projections Coquille River Estuary.

Tidal Projections Rogue River Estuary.

Clam Digging Crabbing Ethics

Oregon's clams and crabs are finite resources that must be managed accordingly. Recent events demonstrate more than ever the importance of clam digging and crabbing ethics. We cannot rely on the ODFW for guidance. It is our responsibility to our part.

The CDAO support the goals and objectives of the Razor Clam Society. We hope that you will support the Society as its membership grows along the Pacific Rim from California to Alaska.


Click HERE to view the Points of interest and Great Places to see while visiting the Oregon Coast. In today's economy it is important to plan your trip to take advantage of your recreational opportunities. In addition to our Points of interest and Places to see while visiting the Oregon Coast click on the link to the Oregon Coast Today Newspaper to see interesting places to visit and new things to experience while visiting the Central Oregon Coast; or know before you go with the Country Traveler Online. We emphasize those businesses that support the interest of recreational clam diggers. Click HERE for information for Pete Heley's Outdoor fishing publications.


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