Three days of razor clam digging have been approved and will begin on May 18 and run through May 20 at Mocrocks Beach ONLY. Be sure to pay attention to the official tide times and beach locations. Get out there and dig some clams!
The official press release announcing the approved digs by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is on the agency’s website.
Razor clam digging is only 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:
A.m. tides, no digging is allowed after noon:
May 18, Saturday, 6:58 a.m.; -1.4 feet; Mocrocks
May 19, Sunday, 7:41 a.m.; -1.6 feet; Mocrocks
May 20, Monday, 8:23 a.m.; -1.6 feet; Mocrocks
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 AFTER Noon during the Spring 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.