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China Poot
Posted by John S on May 26 2005
Dave, I clam in China Poot, most of what you find there are LOT'S of the larger butter clams.  There are a couple areas that carry littlenecks though.  There is a channel, BUT in a big minus tide it gets pretty shallow.  My 18' has ended up going dry for a while every time we have been in there to clam, of course that isn't as much of a problem for me.  The other problem can be finding the channel.  Your map plotter chart isn't very accurate in there as it seems to have shifted around.  Beware of a large gravel bar that runs parallel to the entrance of China Poot for close to a 1/4 mile, also uncharted, it sure caught me by surprise the first time.  
If it were me, I would run up in there at high tide and do a little reconnaissance with your depth sounder and mark a spot on your GPS that would have enough water to keep you afloat during the minus tide.  If you work the area enough with your depth sounder and get in position well before the tide is out I think you could do OK for clamming latter during the low.  I sure am jealous of your boat, that was the only brand that I found that met ALL my requiements (except price) while at the Seattle Boat Show.  You gotta love that fish hold.

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