If you always find yourself clam-oring for some razors clams, get your gear ready. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved a four-day dig March 21-24.
A WDFW official recommends that clam diggers arrive at the beach about an hour or two before low tide to find the most bounty.
This dig is split between morning and evening tides. The schedule of dig times and sites is listed below.
The first dig will take place in the evening. No clam diggers will be allowed to dig before noon.
- March 21, Thursday, 7:48 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks
The following three digs take place in the morning – no one will be allowed to dig after noon during the scheduled days.
- March 22, Friday, 8:14 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Kalaloch
- March 23, Saturday, 9:01 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis and Kalaloch
- March 24, Sunday, 9:49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Kalaloch
The WDFW limits razor clam digging to specific times and days to save the shellfish for future diggers. The tentative schedules are based on results from the annual coast-wide razor clam stock assessment, and after testing the clams for marine toxins.
Clam diggers age 15 years or older must have the correct shellfish license. Diggers may take 15 clams from open beaches per day and must take the first 15 they dig.
For more information on razor clam digging, visit the WDFW website here.