10 Days of Razor Clam Digging Approved; AM Tides & Twin Harbors Open

In a press release found here, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers confirmed 10 days of razor clam digging are set to begin on Friday March 17. The shift to AM tides begins on March 23. Twin Harbors Beach is open after being closed for much of the season due to domoic acid levels above the safety margin.

Approved Dig Dates, Tide Times, and Beach Locations Appear Below.

Digging is allowed during the times and dates shown below:

The following digs during evening (p.m.) only:

  • March 17, Friday, 4:10 PM; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 18, Saturday, 5:06 PM; -0.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 19, Sunday, 5:54 PM; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 20, Monday, 6:38 PM -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 21, Tuesday, 7:18 PM; -0.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 22, Wednesday, 7:56 PM; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

The following digs during morning (a.m.) only:

  • March 23, Thursday, 8:29 AM; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 24, Friday, 9:13 AM; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 25, Saturday, 9:57 AM; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 26, Sunday, 10:44 AM; 0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Make sure you are on an approved and OPEN beach before you start digging.

Be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society Beach Map to know where and when to dig.

The Washington Department of Health (WDOH) labs indicate domoic acid levels at Long Beach were still above the health guideline levels. WDOH requires that two test samples taken around seven days apart must fall under the health guideline level before a beach can reopen for razor clam digging

Domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae, can be harmful or fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.

WDFW shellfish staff will continue to regularly dig test samples of razor clams to monitor the situation.

Be sure to get your original Razor Clam Society T-shirt while supplies last.

We have launched a new gear shop. Check out all the new colors and styles HERE.

2023-2024 recreational hunting and fishing licenses are required as of April 1.

The DAILY LIMIT per person is 15 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand, the clams must be kept. Digging is prohibited in the razor clam reserve located just south of the Ocean City approach on Copalis, which are marked by 10-foot poles with signs. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. 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.


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