According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) a razor clam dig in early November will go ahead as planned at Long Beach and Twin Harbors, but the status of two other ocean beaches tentatively scheduled to open depends on results from additional toxin testing.
WDFW has approved the Nov. 3-5 dig on evening tides at Long Beach and Twin Harbors after marine toxin tests showed that clams on those beaches are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon.
The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:
- Nov. 3, Friday, 6:47 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- Nov. 4, Saturday, 7:31 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- Nov. 5, Sunday, 7:16 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
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 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.