I feel like clamming again after joining one such session years ago at Dillon Beach near Bodega Bay. So I looked at the 2018 tide calendar to see when is a great time for geoduck digging. Apparently 6/16 Saturday 7:12 AM PDT / -1.6 ft at Pillar Point Harbor is good- weekend, not ungodly early and after sunrise, not terribly cold, and don’t have to rent a boat.
But, looking at the CA Department of Fishes and Wildlife webpage, it says that fishing for clam is yellow status right now:
The California Department of Public Health advises consumers not to eat bivalve shellfish such as clams (and mussels, scallops, etc.) taken from Sonoma, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo county beaches.
Does anyone know the reason? Domoic acid?
Some other people who has dug at Pillar Point: