6 Day Clam Dig Starts Today
A 6 day clam dig starts tonight along the coast.
Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said the dig will be for six consecutive evenings at Twin Harbors, the beach with the most clams available. Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks will also be open this weekend.
Ayres said both clam diggers and razor clams made a strong showing at the last dig during the last weekend in January.
“thousands of diggers turned out for the last opening,” Ayres said. “Most of them went home with their 15-clam limit.”
The schedule for the upcoming dig and evening low tides is:
•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
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.govand from license vendors around the state.