Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has just approved a 4 day dig beginning February 20.
The official press release announcing the approved digs by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is on the agency’s website.
Make sure you have a valid clamming license for the 2019-2020 season.
The 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.
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:
- February 20, Thursday, 4:54 pm 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
- February 21, Friday, 5:35 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- February 22, Saturday, 6:11 pm -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
- February 23, Sunday, 6:44 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
No digging is allowed before noon.
As previously announced, Washington Department of Health closed a small section of Mocrocks Beach due to a nearby sewage spill. According to today’s announcement from WDFW this area will remain closed until the end of February and will not be open during the approved razor clam digs starting Feb. 20. However, clamming is still open at Mocrocks Beach north and south of the 1,500 ft. shoreline closure. WDFW’s website has more information.
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 BEFORE 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.