2018-2019 Razor Clam Season Opener Confirmed

It’s time to scrub the rust off those shovels razor clammers! The new season start date is confirmed.

According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), State shellfish managers have approved three days of digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

Be sure to check the Beach Map to ensure you are on the correct approved beach.

Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

  • Oct. 11, Thursday, 8:58 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 12, Friday, 9:41 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 13, Saturday, 10:26 p.m.; +0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

The DAILY LIMIT per person is 15 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. Digging prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter Season on the approved days is not allowed. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. And, each digger must keep their razor clams in a separate container. Don’t mix your clams. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.

 

 

Marine Toxin Update Posted for Razor Clam Season Opener

The Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife (WDFW) announced on September 5 in this PRESS RELEASE the TENTATIVE schedule for the Fall 2018 Razor Clam Season.

An update has just been posted concerning the first of TWO required Marine Toxin test. And we are happy to report that the test results look favorable and may lead to a confirmed dig within the next couple of weeks.

Our good friends at the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) dictate the safety of the all shellfish prior to confirming digs. The protocol requires that all razor clam samples collected from that beach must test under the action level (20 ppm for domoic acid; 80 µg/100g for PSP; and 16 µg/100g for DSP) on both of the two required sample collections. You can find additional reading and research from WDOH HERE.

Test results posted are as follows:

WDOH

Note that in all of these samples; only razor clam meat tissue is tested.

These samples were all collected on 9/26/18.

9/26/18; Long Beach Area E (north):

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected

9/27/18; Twin Harbors Area CL (middle):

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected

9/27/18;  Copalis Area XL (middle)

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected

9/27/18; Mocrocks Area BC (south)

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected

2018-2019 Razor Clam Season is Set to Launch, Tentative Schedule Announced

Welcome back to another amazing Razor Clam season!

Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) has recently put out THIS PRESS RELEASE announcing a TENTATIVE SCHEDULE of digs through the end of December.  The Razor Clam Society will now only post CONFIRMED DIGS on our site, so please check back soon for those CONFIRMED DIG dates, or follow us on social media for notices.

Based on our review of the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE it looks like there are 6 really good weekend sets of digs lined up with mostly nice negative tides.

That intrepid Northwest Spirit will be alive (rain or shine) on the beaches this fall as we enjoy razor clamming with our friends and family.

Don’t forget to put fresh batteries in your headlamps as the fall digs are all at night.

More information coming soon!

2017-2018 Razor Clam Season Final Four

According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), State shellfish managers have approved four days of digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

The approved digs will begin on Thursday, April 19 and run through Sunday April 22.

The Long Beach digs coincide with the annual Long Beach Razor Clam Festival.

Be sure to check the Beach Map to ensure you are on the approved Beach.

For the first two days of the dig, digging must be completed by noon. The final two days, when low tides occur close to noon, digging times will be extended.

Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

  • April 19, Thursday9:46 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 20, Friday, 10:37 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 21Saturday11:34 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis (digging hours will be extended to 1 p.m.)
  • April 22Sunday12:38 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 2 p.m.)

The DAILY LIMIT per person is 15 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. Digging prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter Season on the approved days is not allowed. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. And, each digger must keep their razor clams in a separate container. Don’t mix your clams. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.

Two Days of Digs & Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), State shellfish managers have approved two days of digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

The approved digs will begin on Friday, March 16 and run through Saturday, March 17.

March 16 & 17 is also the annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival.

Be sure to check the Beach Map to ensure you are on the approved Beach.

Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

  • March 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
  • March 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

The DAILY LIMIT per person is 15 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. Digging prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter Season on the approved days is not allowed. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. And, each digger must keep their razor clams in a separate container. Don’t mix your clams. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.

Two Mocrocks Razor Clam Digs Approved

According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), State shellfish managers have approved tow days of digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

Be sure to check the Beach Map to ensure you are on the approved Mocrocks Beach.

Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

  • March 2Friday6:54 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 3Saturday7:34 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks

The DAILY LIMIT per person is 15 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. Digging prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter Season on the approved days is not allowed. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. And, each digger must keep their razor clams in a separate container. Don’t mix your clams. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.

7 Days of Razor Clam Digging Approved on Washington Beaches

According to a press release from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) seven days of razor clam digging will begin Sunday, Jan. 28, on various coastal beaches.

State shellfish managers with WDFW approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

  • Jan. 28Sunday4:06 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Mocrocks

  • Jan. 29Monday4:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Copalis

  • Jan. 30Tuesday5:47 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

  • Jan. 31, Wednesday, 6:33 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

  • Feb. 1Thursday7:17 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

  • Feb. 2Friday8:00 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

  • Feb. 3Saturday8:42 p.m.; -0.4; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

The DAILY LIMIT per person is 15 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. Digging prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter Season on the approved days is not allowed. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. And, each digger must keep their razor clams in a separate container. Don’t mix your clams. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.