Wind has kept many anglers off the water, so pressure has been light. But some are doing well trolling with flash and hoochie or spoon about 10 feet off the bottom.
The dig will take place Dec. 19-23 on the Washington coast. Long Beach and Twin Harbors are open for digging each day, while Mocrocks is open Dec. 19-21 and Copalis will be open Dec. 20.
“This late December opener will be a great time to stock up on razor clams,” Dan Ayres, WDFW’s coastal shellfish manager, said in a prepared statement. “Smoked razor clams can make a tasty appetizer at a holiday gathering.” He says smoked clams will keep in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
The best digging is typically an hour or two before low tides. Low tides are 4:41 p.m. Dec. 19, 5:23 p.m. Dec. 20, 6:06 p.m. Dec. 21, 6:48 p.m. Dec. 22, and 7:31 p.m. Dec. 23.