Razor clam digs approved for this weekend
The next round of razor-clam digs are set to begin this Saturday, just in time to take home some clams for the winter holidays.
“The chowder is always a hit with family and friends who stop by over the holidays,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.
Dec. 14, Saturday, 4:45 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis
Dec. 15, Sunday, 5:26 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks
Dec. 16, Monday, 6:03 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks
Dec. 17, Tuesday, 6:38 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors
Dec. 18, Wednesday, 7:12 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors
Ayres recommends that diggers bring a lantern for evening digs – and check the razor clam recipes on WDFW’s website (http://goo.gl/qoYDWE).
Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 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.
For additional information about upcoming razor clam digs, see WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.