- You must retain every clam dug, regardless of size or condition (because many don’t survive if replaced).
- Don’t drive on the razor clam beds (vehicle weight can crush them).
- Buy a shellfish license or razor clam license before you head to the beach.
Not to be confused with “two-stepping” or “two-timing," two-tripping is a Game Warden term that means exceeding limits by making multiple trips to the beach. The idea is to harvest a limit, hide them, change clothes and beach location, and harvest another limit. If you get checked, you're never over the daily bag limit……….unless we find the hidden clams from the previous trips. People will go to extraordinary efforts to pull this off, and the unlucky ones are tailed by Fish and Wildlife Officers. In this case, these folks lied about having two-tripped. Eventually, they lead our Officers to where the extra limits of clams were hidden. The group of four had dug about 90 razor clams that day. Several tickets were issued, and the man with the warrant was booked into jail by Officer Wickersham.
The moral of this story: It is better to work hard and take home 15 clams, than to work even harder and take home 0 clams (and one or more tickets).