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Clam digs approved starting Tuesday

December 6, 2012

Clam diggers can look forward to some of the best tides of the year during a six-day razor clam dig set to begin Tuesday (Dec. 11) at Twin Harbors, then expand to include openings at Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks later in the week.

No digging will be allowed at any of those beaches until after noon.

“The position of the moon in December always generates favorable tides for digging razor clams,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “Unfortunately, the weather isn’t always as cooperative, so diggers should dress for cold, wet conditions.”

The dig at Twin Harbors will run six days through Sunday the 16th. The three other beaches will open for digging on the following schedule and evening low tides:

• Dec. 11, Tue., 4:51 p.m., -1.1 ft., Twin Harbors
• Dec. 12, Wed., 5:40 p.m., -1.6 ft., Twin Harbors
• Dec. 13, Thu., 6:29 p.m., -1.9 ft., Twin Harbors
• Dec. 14, Fri., 7:15 p.m., -1.8 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
• Dec. 15, Sat., 8:01 p.m., -1.6 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
• Dec. 16, Sun., 8:47 p.m., -1.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

Information about beach locations and additional digs proposed in the weeks ahead is available on WDFW’s website at http://goo.gl/ooxEO.

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