Season Opener Beaches Finalized; Twin Harbors is Cleared for Digging

According to a Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) press release, Twin Harbors will open to razor clam digging along with Copalis and Mocrocks beaches when the fall season gets underway Oct. 14.

Shellfish managers gave the green light today on a six-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 14 at Twin Harbors after marine toxin tests indicate clams there are safe to eat. Last week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a three-day opening (Oct. 14 through Oct. 16) at Copalis and Mocrocks beaches.

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

  • Oct. 14, Friday, 5:55 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 15, Saturday, 6:42 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 16, Sunday, 7:28 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 17, Monday, 8:16 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 18, Tuesday, 9:04 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 19, Wednesday, 9:55 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors

No digging will be allowed those days before noon.

And remember, under state law, diggers 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 2016-17 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 from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.

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