Razor Clam Digs Approved for January
State fishery managers have approved a second razor clam dig in January, this one running from Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 27, on evening tides.
Digging will be allowed all three evenings at Long Beach and Twin Harbors – the two beaches with the most clams available for harvest. Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will be open for one evening of digging, Saturday, Jan. 26.
No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon. The schedule for the upcoming dig and evening low tides is:
•Jan. 25, Friday, 5:44 p.m., +0.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach,
•Jan. 26, Saturday, 6:18 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
•Jan. 27, Sunday, 6:50 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach
Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said most diggers surveyed during the weeklong opening earlier this month succeeded in getting their daily limit of 15 clams.
“Digger success was high, but it was darn cold out there on the beaches,” he said. “I strongly recommend dressing for the weather and taking a lantern or powerful flashlight for visibility.”
Additional razor clam digs tentatively scheduled through February 2013 are:
•Feb. 7, Thursday, 4:22 p.m., -0.5 ft., Twin Harbors
•Feb. 8, Friday, 5:11 p.m., -0.9 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
•Feb. 9, Saturday, 5:56 p.m., -1.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
•Feb. 10, Sunday, 6:37 p.m., -0.9 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach
•Feb. 11, Monday, 7:17 p.m., -0.5 ft., Twin Harbors
•Feb. 12, Tuesday, 7:54 p.m., 0.0 ft., Twin Harbors
•Feb. 23, Saturday, 5:12 p.m., +0.3 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors
•Feb. 24, Sunday, 5:47 p.m., +0.1 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors