Tentative digs for razor clams set through late April

Staff reportFebruary 16, 2014 

Razor clam digs have been scheduled through April, including a switch to digs on morning tides at the end of March.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife released Wednesday the list of proposed digs in March and April, including a dig previously set for Feb. 26-28.

None of those digs has yet received final approval, but releasing the schedule now allows people to start planning their next trip to the beach, said Dan Ayres, the department’s shellfish manager.

“We expect to add some digs at Mocrocks and Copalis in April, but we need to measure harvest levels next month before we can do that,” Ayres said in a news release. “As usual, we’ll give the final word on all of the scheduled digs once we receive the results of upcoming marine toxin tests.”

Here are the proposed openings with dates, beaches and low tides:

Feb. 26: 4:15 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors.

Feb. 27: 5:04 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

Feb. 28: 5:49 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

March 1: 6:32 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks and Copalis.

March 2: 7:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

March 3: 7:53 p.m.; +0.3 feet; Twin Harbors.

March 26: 3:52 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors.

March 27: 4:48 p.m.; 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors.

March 28: 5:38 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

March 29: 6:23 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

March 30: 6:53 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

March 31: 7:39 a.m.; -0.5 feet; Twin Harbors.

April 1: 8:22 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 2: 9:05 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 3: 9:49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 14: 6:46 a.m.; +0.2 feet; Twin Harbors.

April 15: 7:24 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 16: 8:03 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 17: 8:43 a.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 18: 9:26 a.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 19: 10:14 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

April 20: 11:06 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

Kalaloch has been closed all season because of concerns regarding low clam populations.

Ayres noted that the second annual Long Beach Razor Clam Festival will be held April 19-20, coinciding with a dig. Information is available at longbeachrazorclamfestival.com.

Under state law, diggers can keep 15 razor clams a day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to dig razor clams on any beach. Licenses are available online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

The News Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service