Six Days Of Razor Clam Digging - March 6th - March 11th
WDFW approves six days of razor clam digging starting Friday, March 6
OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can round up their shovels, clam guns and tubes for a six-day dig beginning March 6.
State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a dig on evening low tides after recent marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.
The approved dig is for the following beaches, dates and low tides:
- March 6, Friday, 4:11 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- March 7, Saturday, 4:59 pm, -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
- March 8, Sunday, 6:43 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- March 9, Monday, 7:25 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
- March 10, Tuesday, 8:06 pm, -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- March 11, Wednesday, 8:46 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
No digging is allowed before noon for allowed digs, when low tide occurs in the evening.
"With abundant clams and smaller crowds, this time of year is great for digging enthusiasts," said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. "The sun is setting later as spring approaches and diggers who head out early often fill their bags before dark."
For a list of proposed razor clam digs on Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches through April, please see our razor clam webpage.
WDFW authorizes each dig independently after getting the results of marine toxin testing. Final approval of the tentatively scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
In order to ensure conservation of clams for future generations, WDFW sets tentative razor clam seasons that are based on the results from an annual coast-wide razor clam stock assessment and by considering harvest to date. To see videos of WDFW's sustainable management work for razor clam seasons, visit our razor clam page.