A bountiful schedule of razor clam digs is upon us. We will get one week of digging, including Presidents Day weekend, and 3 days of approved digs at Kalaloch. This is all very exciting for razor clam enthusiasts everywhere. Make note that there is a 1 day opening at Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 17.
As usual, the official press release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be available on the agency’s website. And don’t forget, this approved dig was only made available to the public because of the hard work that state shellfish managers put in, plus the watchful eye of the Department of Health that conducts the marine toxin tests to ensure clams are safe to eat.
Be sure to check the Beach Map to ensure you are on the correct approved beach.
Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:
- Feb. 15, Friday; 3:11 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- Feb. 16, Saturday; 4:08 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch
- Feb. 17, Sunday; 4:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
- Feb. 18, Monday; 5:46 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
- Feb. 19, Tuesday; 6:31 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors
- Feb. 20, Wednesday; 7:14 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors
- Feb. 21, Thursday; 7:56 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors
The digs are all in the evening, so be sure to dress warm and have fresh batteries in your headlamp, flashlight, or lantern. And be extra cautious of the ocean as it’s difficult to see large waves coming at night.
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-Winter 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.