I went clamming on Thanksgiving day for Purple Varnish clams all by myself for the first time in beautiful Siletz Bay on the northern Oregon coast. Go during low tide and easily dig them out by using a clam gun which suctions out the sand and clams. I eventually talked my mom and dad into being my assistants. Clams are easy to cook with butter and garlic on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. I like to add mine to spaghetti - yum! Just remember to get your license to go clamming and call your local hotline before you dig them up because at certain times they can be toxic to eat!