Razor clam dig starts Nov. 30 on ‘exceptional’ low evening tides | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

State fishery managers have approved an evening razor-clam dig on ocean beaches starting Saturday, Nov. 30, and running for eight days on the lowest tides so far this season.

  • Monday, November 25, 2013 6:43pm
  • Life

State fishery managers have approved an evening razor-clam dig on ocean beaches starting Saturday, Nov. 30, and running for eight days on the lowest tides so far this season.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.

“We’ve had some great digs so far this season, but this one could be truly exceptional,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “If the weather cooperates, most diggers should be able to get their limit in record time.”

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

Ayres said the best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide, noting that no digging is allowed at any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

  • Nov. 30, Saturday, 4:28 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 1, Sunday, 5:13 p.m.; -0.9 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 2, Monday, 5:59 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 3, Tuesday, 6:44 p.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 4, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach
  • Dec. 5, Thursday, 8:17 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Dec. 6, Friday, 9:05 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Dec. 7, Saturday, 9:56 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

 

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