Clamming Photographs and Identification
|On the previous page I gave you detailed
information on when and where to clam. I have provided a few of
my Coos Bay Oregon clamming photographs - both before and
after cleaning. I do the majority of my clamming just outside of
Coos Bay Oregon in the small harbor town of Charleston.
The clam pictures below should help you identify the type of
clam, and if you take special notice you can also see the best
place to find the larger clams such as the Gaper. There are many
ways to cook the clams: they can be steamed, baked, broiled, deep
fried and even smoked. All make wonderful clam chowders.
The Difference between the Clam Species
Little Neck Clams - They have two sets of rings that cross each other.
Butter Clam - One set of rings that go in one direction around the center.
Cockle - Deep ridges like a Potato Chip.
Razor - Brown Oblong Shell.
Empire, Horseneck, Gaper - Large Round Shell, Dark browns and Whites.
Need some help cleaning your clams? You can find my clam cleaning page here with more pictures.