In planning a trip to the beach, all diggers should be aware that Daylight Saving Time starts March 10, Ayres said.
“If you forget to set your watch ahead, you could miss an hour of prime digging,” he said, noting that the best digging occurs an hour or two before low tide.
Evening low tides for the upcoming dig are as follows:
- · March 7, Thursday, 3:06 p.m., +0.3 ft., Twin Harbors
- · March 8, Friday, 4:01 p.m., 0.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach
- · March 9, Saturday, 4:50 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks
- · March 10, Sunday, 6:33 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks
- · March 11, Monday, 7:12 p.m., 0.0, 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.gov and from license vendors around the state.
Information about the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, as well as current and proposed digs, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.