If you always find yourself clam-oring for some razor clams, grab your gear. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved a three-day dig this weekend, April 6-8.
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 digs will take place during morning tides.
- April 6, Saturday, 8:05 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- April 7, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- April 8, Monday, 9:20 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Mocrocks
The WDFW limits razor clam digging to specific times and days to save the shellfish for future diggers. Officials had announced a dig at Copalis beach earlier, but decided to cancel it to protect the clam population. "Our razor clam-loving population has been hitting Copalis beach hard in recent months," Dan Ayres, the WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said.
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.