New Year’s clam dig set to begin on Dec. 29, digs tentatively scheduled through Feb.


Clam diggers can ring in the New Year with an eight-day razor clam dig on ocean beaches Dec. 29 through Jan. 5. As in previous openings, all digs are scheduled on evening tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.

“Digging razor clams on New Year’s Day is a holiday tradition for a lot of Northwest families,” said Dan Ayres, state Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish manager. “Fortunately, the tides allowed us to keep that tradition alive this year.”

Tides and times and beaches for the New Year’s dig:

• Dec. 29, Sunday, 4:05 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis

• Dec. 30, Monday, 4:55 p.m.; -0.9 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis

• Dec. 31, Tuesday, 5:42 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis,

• Jan. 1, Wednesday, 6:29 p.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Jan. 2, Thursday, 7:15 p.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Jan. 3, Friday, 8:00 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Jan. 4, Saturday, 8:45 p.m.; -0.9 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis

• Jan. 5, Sunday, 9:31 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors

The department also set tentative dates for upcoming digs in January and February, as long as marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat:

• Jan. 15, Wednesday, 6:19 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Twin Harbors

• Jan. 16, Thursday, 6:51 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Twin Harbors

• Jan. 17, Friday, 7:22 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Jan. 18, Saturday, 7:53 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Jan. 28, Tuesday, 4:36 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors

• Jan. 29, Wednesday, 5:25 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach

• Jan. 30, Thursday, 6:11 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Jan. 31, Friday, 6:55 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Feb. 1, Saturday, 7:38 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis

• Feb. 2, Sunday, 8:20 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Feb. 26, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors

• Feb. 27, Thursday, 5:04 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

• Feb. 28, Friday, 5:49 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks

Online:

wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html

 

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