Video: Digging Quahogs in Buzzards Bay

Clamming is a great way to get outdoors by yourself and harvest some fresh seafood in the process.

In this video, shot with members of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, we’ll go over some of the basics involved in digging for quahogs (aka, littlenecks, hardshell clams) using a rake. While you don’t always need to wade deep for quahogs in Buzzards Bay, in some places it definitely helps. Fortunately, you don’t need a whole lot of fancy or expensive gear to get started.

Some of the basics include:

  • clamming rake
  • floating basket
  • clam gauge
  • license (available through local municipality)

Oh, and here’s a great recipe for clam chowder, so you can put those clams to good use!