A six-day razor clam dig starts Wednesday on the Washington coast and officials say the clams have fattened up for the occasion.
“With all the plankton in the water, the clams seem to be fattening up earlier than usual,” said Dan Ayers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s shellfish manager. “Those clams will make for some tasty meals.”
Beaches opening for digging include Twin Harbors on Wednesday-Monday, Long Beach and Mocrocks on Thursday-Sunday and Copalis on Saturday.
All digs are scheduled on the evening tide and no digging is allowed before noon. Evening low tides are 4:15 Wednesday, 5:04 Thursday, 5:49 Friday, 6:32 Saturday, 7:13 Sunday and 7:53 Monday.
Licensed diggers can take up to 15 clams per day. Each digger must keep the first 15 clams they dig and keep their take in a separate bucket.