According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), razor clam digs have been approved beginning February 23 on 3 different beaches.
The upcoming digs have approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:
Feb. 23, Thursday, 4:42 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors
Feb. 24, Friday, 5:21 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin Harbors
Feb. 25, Saturday, 5:58 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin Harbors
Feb. 26, Sunday, 6:34 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin Harbors
Feb. 27, Monday, 7:11 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors
Feb. 28, Tuesday, 7:48 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors
WDFW would like razor clam diggers to be aware that Copalis will be closed the last three days of the dig, when Mocrocks and Twin Harbors will remain open.
Be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society beach map located here.
And, as per 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.