May Dig’s Approved by WDFW, Other Digs Proposed

According to a press release (found here) Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers have added four days of razor clam digging at Mocrocks to a previously scheduled opening at Long Beach to offer a full week of digging starting May 6.

As always, the digs were approved after marine toxin tests required by the Department of Health showed the clams on the proposed beaches were safe to eat.

WDFW conducted evaluations that showed the harvest levels indicating there were still clams to dig on the open beaches.

The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches, and low tides:

  • May 6, Friday, 6:51 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach
  • May 7, Saturday, 7:39 a.m.; -2.0 feet; Long Beach
  • May 8, Sunday, 8:26 a.m.; -2.1 feet; Long Beach
  • May 9, Monday, 9:14 a.m.; -1.9 feet; Mocrocks
  • May 10, Tuesday, 10:03 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • May 11, Wednesday, 10:55 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Mocrocks
  • May 12, Thursday, 11:49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks

Remember, digging is not allowed on any beach after noon with the exception of Mocrocks on May 12, when digging will be allowed for an extra hour, until 1 p.m., due to the later low tide.

Late May Digs Proposed

WDFW is also proposing three days of digging at Mocrocks and two days at Copalis later in the month. These will be the last digs on those two beaches for the season. The department will announce whether the digs can proceed, pending the results of marine toxin tests, about a week before the digs are scheduled to start.

Below is a list of proposed digs, along with low tides and beaches:

  • May 20, Friday, 6:37 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
  • May 21, Saturday, 7:12 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
  • May 22, Sunday, 7:47 a.m.; -0.8 feet; Mocrocks
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