HUGE news just out in a press release from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), announcing an increase in the limit of razor clams to 25 beginning tomorrow, April 26, and running through May 1. THE LIMIT INCREASE ONLY APPLIES TO LONG BEACH.
Razor clamming at Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis is still limited to 15 clams per day. Diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams (or first 25 clams at Long Beach) they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
Approved dig dates, beaches, and low tides are as follows:
- April 26, Wednesday, 7:09 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach
- April 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Long Beach
- April 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.8 feet, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Long Beach
- April 29, Saturday, 9:32 a.m.; -1.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Long Beach
- April 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Long Beach
- May 1, Monday, 11:20 a.m.; -0.8 feet; Long Beach
And don’t forget; the 2017 Long Beach Razor Clam Festival, held April 29 and 30, coincides with the digs. For more information, visit the festival website at http://longbeachrazorclamfestival.com/.
Additional information on how testing for shellfish safety occurs, and why it is needed, can be found on the Department of Health Shellfish Program website.
Also, be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society beach map located here.
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 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.