The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon.
The dig is scheduled for Oct. 22-28 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors, Oct. 24-26 at Mocrocks and Oct. 25 at Copalis.
“Most diggers were able to harvest their 15-clam daily limit fairly easily during the season opener earlier this month, except for one evening when some rough weather blew in,” WDFW shellfish manager Dan Ayres said in a prepared statement. “Some diggers noticed smaller clams at a few beaches, but those clams are growing quickly.”
Low tides are 6:31 p.m. (0.3 feet) Oct. 22; 7:07 p.m. (minus-0.1) Oct. 23; 7:44 p.m. (minus-0.4) Oct. 24; 8:22 p.m. (minus-0.6) Oct. 25; 9:03 p.m. (minus-0.6) Oct. 26; 9:47 p.m. (minus-0.4) Oct. 27; and 10:36 p.m. (minus-0.2) Oct. 28.
The best results are typically an hour or two before low tide, Ayres said.
The next razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 4-11.