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3 Beaches Open Tonight for Clam Digs

January 10, 2013

Copalis and Long Beach join Twin Harbors starting today for afternoon clam digs.

While Twin Harbors was scheduled for 7 straight days of digging, tonight through Saturday are the only days with any additional beaches.

The schedule for the upcoming dig and evening low tides is:

Jan. 10, Thurs., 5:27 p.m., -1.3 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis,
Jan. 11, Fri., 6:14 p.m., -1.6 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
Jan. 12, Sat., 6:58 p.m., -1.5 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
Jan. 13, Sun., 7:41 p.m., -1.2 ft., Twin Harbors
Jan. 14, Mon., 8:22 p.m., -0.6 ft., Twin Harbors

Ayres noted that the best digging occurs one to two hours prior to low tide.

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

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2012-13 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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