Now that tests show clams are safe to eat, the next razor clam dig will begin Thursday at Twin Harbors, continuing Friday and Saturday at all five beach areas.
The low tide times for this dig are:
Thursday: 5:53 p.m., -0.9 feet, Twin Harbors.
Friday: 6:33 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.
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Saturday: 7:13 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.
No digging will be allowed before noon on any of the five beaches.
Under state rules, harvesters may take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 taken, regardless of size or condition. Each digger’s limit must be kept in a separate container.
All diggers must have an applicable 2010-11 fishing license to dig razor clams on any beach. A license is required for anyone age 15 or older.
Anglers can buy a combination license or an annual shellfish/seaweed license. Also available are razor clam-only licenses in annual or three-day only versions. Descriptions of the various licensing options are available on the department’s website at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov. A list of state license vendors is available at wdfw.wa.gov/lic/vendors/vendors.htm.
The beach area are defined as:
Long Beach: Extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.
Twin Harbors: Extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.
Copalis: Extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.
Mocrocks: Extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Pacific Beach and Moclips.
Kalaloch: Extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park.