The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released this year's clam digging schedule.
The schedule has yet to be confirmed as WDFW tests for marine toxins, which will determine if clams are safe to eat.
But as of now, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks beaches will open for digging at noon Jan. 1, extending a dig previously scheduled for New Year's Eve dig at four ocean beaches. Starting Jan. 28, WDFW plans to open various beaches for razor-clam digging through Feb. 3.
No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon.
Other digs are proposed on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:
- Dec. 31, Sunday, 5:12 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks (previously announced and pending final toxin results)
- Jan. 1, Monday, 6:02 p.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- Jan. 28, Sunday, 4:06 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Mocrocks
- Jan. 29, Monday, 4:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Copalis
- Jan. 30, Tuesday, 5:47 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- Jan. 31, Wednesday, 6:33 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
- Feb. 1, Thursday, 7:17 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- Feb. 2, Friday, 8:00 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
- Feb. 3, Saturday, 8:42 p.m.; -0.4; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website and from license vendors around the state.