This letter is for the Fish and Wildlife. As I write this, I just heard that in February Grayland gets 10 days to dig. Not us. My husband went up Sunday and Monday. It takes one hour and 45 minutes to get there and one hour and 45 minutes to get back. Now people, how much do you think 30 clams cost?
I can remember as a kid Mom would say, "Go to the beach and get dinner." So my siblings and I would go get them. Back then the limit was 35 and we didn’t have to have a license. Then they put the limit to 24, then to 18 and now it is 15.
Now all of a sudden we can’t get one dig. I think I am going to put on my camouflage clothes to see what in the hell is going on.
Maybe in March when the weather in the daytime is not rainy and windy and dark we will get to dig.
Same thing with the fish — my, my how things have changed. They tell us now what kind we can get, barbless hooks and how many we can have. Not that I want a boat full. Way to go, Fish and Wildlife. We are getting screwed!
Also you sure opened the season for the Clam Festival to get people down here, then after that closed it again for the year.
MELANIE MATTHEWS GRILL
Born here 1942 at Ilwaco