First Dig Tentatively Set

 
“This season’s tides are not as favorable as those in the past few years,” Ayres said. “Low tides will occur later in the day, so diggers will have to be prepared for the dark during evening digs in fall and winter.”

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2011-12 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.

Under state law, digger can take 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 they dig to prevent wastage. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

Below is the schedule of proposed razor-clam digs, along with evening low tides, announced by WDFW: 

  • Oct. 28, Fri. – 8:28 p.m. (-1.8 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 29, Sat. – 9:17 p.m. (-1.5 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 11, Fri. – 6:48 p.m. (-0.4 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 12, Sat. – 7:23 p.m. (-0.4 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks 
  • Nov. 25, Fri. – 6:27 p.m. (-1.9 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 26, Sat. – 7:14 p.m. (-1.8 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks 
  • Dec. 10, Sat. – 6:30 p.m. (-0.5 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 22, Thurs. – 4:40 p.m. (-0.9 ft.); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 23, Fri. – 5:29 p.m. (-1.4); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks