I will be up in the Moclips, Pacific Beach area for the clamming opening the 21st, 22nd.. The last time I was clamming was at least 30 years ago south of Westport.. Is the clamming the same up north?? I have seen pictures of people on pretty dry sand near the edge of the water, and folks out in the surf up to their knees. Do I need to be out there in the water to clam up there?? I know it will be cold and wet and sandy, and that's cool, but is it a chest wader or hip boot deal??? Crowded?? Just trying to get a feel for what to expect and I'm sure GFer's will know!!