The information contained in Oregon's Clams or in Oregon's Crabs will make you a better clam digger or crabber. The adventure begins with the narrative in the first chapter of either book and ends when you take your first limit of clams or crabs home.

Oregon's Clams: contains all the information for taking Oregon's Razor Clams or Bay Clams in Oregon's Coastal Waters; plus our award winning recipes. Click HERE to order the new 128 page color edition of Oregon Clams for $16.00 and $3.55 the Post Office charges to mail the book.


The Razor Clam chapter, the first chapter of Oregon's Clams is the definitive guide on how and where to dig for razor clams on the Oregon Coast. The razor clam chapter 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.

The razor clam chapter of Oregon's 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.

The razor clam chapter of Oregon's Clams describes detailed instructions the method used by ODFW's Razor Clam Project Leader, Matt Hunter 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. My friends and I have use this digging method to dig razor clams from the wet and dry sand for years. Bill

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 and our award winning Stuffed Clams. We are so very proud of a young lady who entered our recipe for Stuffed Clams and won the Grand Prize at the Clackmas County Fair.

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 harvesting and preparing Oregon's other clams, Oregon's Bay Clams and 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's 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 (2016) population assessment by ODFW estimates the number of razor clams on Clatsop Spit beaches to be approximately sixteen 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 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, Crabbing Clinic Events and Tide Pool Tours.

Our Clam Clinics, Crabbing Clinics and Tide Pool Tours are the ideal way to introduce kids of all ages to the wonders of digging clams and taking crabs. Tide pooling instills a sence of awarness of the ecology of the marine environment. However for digging clams and crabbing 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 below with the razor clams we dug at the Cove in Seaside, 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 lightweight standard razor clam shovel is built for speed. A lightweight razor clam shovel has advantages over the heavier stainless steel shovels when digging razor clams or bay clams. The thin tempered steel blade penetrates the sand quickly and efficently without tiring the digger. The shovel is manufactured with a full length handle unavailable at retail outlets and an 11 inch tempered steel blade offset at the proper angle to take advantage on the method recommended by ODFW to dig razor clams from the wet sand. Unlike stainsteel shovels our standard razor clam shovels are so light they won't leave you arm weary after a day's pounding and digging razor clams. When you wear out one of our standard clam shovels buy another and dig more clams.

Click HERE to purchase. The razor clams below were dug from the Cove in Seaside during at the bottom of a big low tide.

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 guns when you can spend less for the best before deciding which high end clam gun 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 approval.

Discover the adventure of visiting the Oregon Coast with Oregon's Mile by Mile visitor's guide designed for the use of recreational enthusiasts who enjoy digging clams, crabbing and fishing. We encourge you participate by sharing your clam digging, crabbing and fishing experiences with us at Thanks Bill

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.

Outdoor Publications from the pen of Pete Heley!

If you are in to fishing then, Pete Heley's books about freshwater fishing will get you going. Bill

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Clam Watch tidal projections from the WWW Tbone Tide and Current Predictor website. Click on your area of interest to view the tidal projections mostly from March 2016 through March 2017 and in some 2018.

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 Gardiner

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 Mile by Mile 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. We sell and endorse the products manufactured by Willapa Marine


Click HERE to view photo gallery of clam digging activities. Participate! Share your clam digging adventures and recipes with us. Post your photographs and clam recipes by emailing them to us at

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