Published September 25, 2006
Get ready now for first coast razor clam season
The first razor clam dig of fall is set for the first weekend of October, and I'll call hotels, motels and campgrounds right now if you want to spend the night on the Washington Coast.The dig starts on Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 8 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch beaches. Twin Harbors and Long Beach will also be open for digging on Oct. 9.There is no more popular outdoor event in the state than a coastal clam dig. Thousands of people show up, and they all seem to get clams and have a great time.The season will be canceled if tests show high levels of marine toxins in razor clams. That said, don't wait to make your reservations, as the coast is jammed during every razor clam season.This is an evening clam season, so diggers can go after clams from noon to midnight. However, the best clamming always starts about an hour before low tide.I suspect I'll be out there -- but I won't be lonely.