2019-2020 Razor Clam Season Coming Soon

The Razor Clam Society hopes that all our fellow clammers had a wonderful summer.

Now it’s time to do some stretches, brush the dust off your clam gear, and get ready for the 2019-2020 razor clam season.

As always, we will only be posting confirmed dig dates, times, and beaches once they are announced.

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) sent out a press release on Friday discussing the upcoming season.

See you on the beaches soon!

Three Days of Clam Digging, Long Beach Razor Clam Festival, Snowy Plover Nesting

Three days of razor clam digging have been approved and will begin on April 20 and run through April 22. Be sure to pay attention to the official tide times and beach locations.

It’s also the weekend for the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival.

Plus, the Snowy Plovers are nesting in the dunes so stay away from these vital nesting habitats.

The official press release announcing the approved digs by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is on the agency’s website.

Razor clam digging is only available to the public because of the hard work that state shellfish managers put in, plus the watchful eye of the Department of Health that conducts the marine toxin tests to ensure 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:

Switch to a.m. tides, no digging is allowed after noon:

  • April 20, Saturday, 7:58 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Long BeachTwin Harbors, Copalis

  • April 21, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

  • April 22, Monday, 9:25 a.m.; -1.0 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 AFTER Noon during the Spring 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.

3 April Digs Approved, New Annual Licenses Required

Three days of razor clam digging have been approved and will begin on April 6. Be sure to pay attention to the official tide times and beach locations.

And, it’s time to renew your annual license. 2018-2019 annual licenses will NOT be valid for this upcoming approved dig. The new 2019-2020 licenses are available.

The official press release announcing the approved digs by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is on the agency’s website. And don’t forget, this approved dig was only made available to the public because of the hard work that state shellfish managers put in, plus the watchful eye of the Department of Health that conducts the marine toxin tests to ensure 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:

Switch to a.m. tides, no digging is allowed after noon:

  • April 6, Saturday, 8:05 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

  • April 7, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

  • April 8, Monday, 9:20 a.m.; 0.0 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 AFTER Noon during the Spring 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.

Four Days of Digs and Spring Clam Tides

Four days of razor clam digging have been approved. AND, its time to switch to spring tides! Pay attention to the official tide times. Plus, we have three digs approved at Kalaloch.

The official press release announcing the approved digs by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is on the agency’s website. And don’t forget, this approved dig was only made available to the public because of the hard work that state shellfish managers put in, plus the watchful eye of the Department of Health that conducts the marine toxin tests to ensure 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:

Evening tide, no digging is allowed before noon:

  • March 21, Thursday, 7:48 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks

Switch to a.m. tides, no digging is allowed after noon:

  • March 22, Friday, 8:14 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
  • March 23, Saturday, 9:01 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch
  • March 24, Sunday, 9:49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch

 

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.

13th Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival A Huge Success

The 13th Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival was a huge success. The Razor Clam Society would like to thank the Ocean Shores Chamber of Commerce for all of their hard work.

And a big thank you again to all of the supporters and razor clamming enthusiasts that came by our booth to chat.

See you on the beach!

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Epic First Day At 13th Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

Big shout out to all of the supporters that came to the booth at the 13th Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival. We can’t do it with out you!

According to a verbal report we received from WDFW, the clam digging was mind blowing, with thousands of happy clammers quickly getting their limits.

Sunday, March 17, will be another spectacular day! The clam tide is going to be full-on tomorrow and the weather sunny and warm! Get to the Beach!

Festival details below.

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