Clam Dig starts Thursday, runs through Tuesday


A six-day razor claim dig will begin Thursday as planned and continue during the evenings through Feb. 12 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches.

The schedule for the upcoming dig and evening low tides are as follows:

• Thursday, Feb. 7, 4:22 p.m., -0.5 ft., Twin Harbors

• Friday, Feb. 8, 5:11 p.m., -0.9 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks

• Saturday, Feb. 9, 5:56 p.m., -1.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks

• Sunday, Feb. 10, 6:37 p.m., -0.9 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach

• Monday, Feb. 11, 7:17 p.m., -0.5 ft., Twin Harbors

• Tuesday, Feb. 12, 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 the Fish & Wildlife website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. Information about current and proposed digs, as well as the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

For more information on razor clams, including how seasons are set, population sampling techniques and how to dig, clean and cook razor clams, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/razorclm/razorclm.htm.