Mocrocks Digs Back on the Calendar, Long Beach Digs Continued to March 31, Proposed Digs Announced

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Three Generations of Razor Clammers Enjoy the Beautiful Weather at Ocean Shores, Copalis Beach- February 20, 2016

According to a press release found here, State shellfish managers have approved a four-day razor clam dig at Mocrocks and have extended an opening at Long Beach through March 31. They also released a list of proposed digs later in March on two ocean beaches.

The upcoming dig at Mocrocks is scheduled on the following dates and evening low tides:

  • March 5, Saturday, 3:53 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 6, Sunday, 4:40 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 7, Monday, 5:23 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 8, Tuesday, 6:05 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Mocrocks

Long Beach will be open on evening tides March 1-10 and March 15-23 and will be open on morning tides March 11-14 and March 24-31. A full list of low tides in March is posted here.

Below is the list of proposed razor clam digs, along with low tides and beaches:

Evening low tides

  • March 18, Friday, 4:15 p.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
  • March 19, Saturday, 5:07 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
  • March 20, Sunday, 5:50 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis

Morning low tides

  • March 25, Friday, 8:31 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 26, Saturday, 9:06 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 27, Sunday, 9:42 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks

Mocrocks & Copalis Digs Confirmed

According to a Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife press release, Mocrocks and Copalis are open for digging! and the dig days will continue on Long Beach.

The upcoming dig at is scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

  • Feb. 19, Friday, 4:33 p.m.; 0.0 feet, Copalis, Mocrocks, Long Beach
  • Feb. 20, Saturday, 5:17 p.m.; -0.1 feet, Copalis, Mocrocks, Long Beach
  • Feb. 21, Sunday, 5:56 p.m.; -0.2 feet, Mocrocks, Long Beach

Full list of Long Beach tides and digs found here.

We will see you on the beach razor clammers! Be safe, respect the environment and shared habitat, and watch out for rouge waves.

Officially Official: 501(c)(3) Status Obtained

The Razor Clam Society is now officially designated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. To celebrate this exciting news, we are launching a member and fund drive. Please visit our website https://razorclamsociety.org/donate/  to donate, become a member, and support our activities.

And, Spring feels like it’s coming quickly here in the Northwest and there are so many exciting events coming up. So put these dates in your calendar:

March 5 & 6: Beachcombers’ Fun Fair, Ocean Shores, WA

March 12 & 13; Penn Cove MusselFest, Coupeville, WA

March 18,19 & 20; Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival, Ocean Shores, WA

April 9 & 10: Long Beach Razor Clam Festival, Long Beach, WA

May 7: Hama Hama Oyster Rama, Hama Hama, WA

And don’t forget, your contribution to the Razor Clam Society is now tax deductible.

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Copalis Scheduled for Two Day Dig & Month Long Dig Dates Published for Long Beach

According to a press release found here, State shellfish managers have proposed two days of razor clam digging in February at Copalis beach in addition to approving a month-long opening at Long Beach scheduled Feb. 4 through March 10.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tentatively scheduled a dig on evening tides for Feb. 19 and 20 at Copalis, provided that marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. WDFW will announce final word on the dig about a week before it is scheduled to begin.

The upcoming dig at Copalis is tentatively scheduled on the following dates, pending favorable marine toxin results:

  • Feb. 19, Friday, 4:33 p.m.; 0.0 feet, Copalis
  • Feb. 20, Saturday, 5:17 p.m.; -0.1 feet, Copalis

Long Beach is open to razor clam digging on evening tides from Feb. 4 through March 10. For optimal digging conditions, state shellfish managers suggest digging on days when the low tide is 1 foot or lower. No digging allowed before noon on any day.

•Feb. 4, Thursday, 3:41 p.m.; 0.8 feet

•Feb. 5, Friday, 4:28 p.m.; 0.2 feet

•Feb. 6, Saturday, 5:11 p.m.; -0.3 feet

•Feb. 7, Sunday, 5:52 p.m.; -0.7 feet

•Feb. 8, Monday, 6:32 p.m.; -1.0 feet

•Feb. 9, Tuesday, 7:12 p.m.; -0.9 feet

•Feb. 10, Wednesday, 7:52 p.m.; -0.7 feet

•Feb. 11, Thursday, 8:34 p.m.; -0.1 feet

•Feb. 12, Friday, 9:17 p.m.; 0.6 feet

•Feb. 13, Saturday, 10:04 p.m.; 1.4 feet

•Feb. 14, Sunday, 10:58 p.m.; 2.2 feet

•Feb. 15, Monday, 12:16 p.m.; 1.1 feet

•Feb. 16, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.; 1.0 feet

•Feb. 17, Wednesday, 2:40 p.m.; 0.7 feet

•Feb. 18, Thursday, 3:41 p.m.; 0.3 feet

•Feb. 19, Friday, 4:33 p.m.; 0.0 feet

•Feb. 20, Saturday, 5:17 p.m.; -0.1 feet

•Feb. 21, Sunday, 5:56 p.m.; -0.2 feet

•Feb. 22, Monday, 6:31 p.m.; -0.1 feet

•Feb. 23, Tuesday, 7:04 p.m.; 0.1 feet

•Feb. 24, Wednesday, 7:35 p.m.; 0.5 feet

•Feb. 25, Thursday, 8:06 p.m.; 0.9 feet

•Feb. 26, Friday, 8:37 p.m.; 1.4 feet

•Feb. 27, Saturday, 9:09 p.m.; 2.0 feet

•Feb. 28, Sunday, 9:44 p.m.; 2.4 feet

•Feb. 29, Monday, 10:26 p.m.; 2.5 feet

•Mar. 01, Tuesday, 11:20 p.m.; 3.5 feet

•Mar. 02, Wednesday, 12:51 p.m.; 1.8 feet

•Mar. 03, Thursday, 1:59 p.m.; 1.4 feet

•Mar. 04, Friday, 3:00 p.m.; 0.9 feet

•Mar. 05, Saturday, 3:53 p.m.; 0.3 feet

•Mar. 06, Sunday, 4:40 p.m.; -0.2 feet

•Mar. 07, Monday, 5:23 p.m.; -0.5 feet

•Mar. 08, Tuesday, 6:05 p.m.; -0.6 feet

•Mar. 09, Wednesday, 6:47 p.m.; -0.5 feet

•Mar. 10, Thursday, 7:28 p.m.; -0.2 feet

The Big Dig: Month Long Dig Dates Announced

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has just approved new razor clam dig dates that will run from Feb. 4 through March 10, at Long Beach after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. The full press release from the WDFW can be found here.

Dates and tide times for the first week are below. Let’s dig!

  • Feb. 4, Thursday, 3:41 p.m.; 0.8 feet, Long Beach,
  • Feb. 5, Friday, 4:28 p.m.; 0.2 feet, Long Beach
  • Feb. 6, Saturday, 5:11 p.m.; -0.3 feet, Long Beach
  • Feb. 7, Sunday, 5:52 p.m.; -0.7 feet, Long Beach
  • Feb. 8, Monday, 6:32 p.m.; -1.0 feet, Long Beach
  • Feb. 9, Tuesday, 7:12 p.m.; -0.9 feet, Long Beach
  • Feb. 10, Wednesday, 7:52 p.m.; -0.7 feet, Long Beach

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WDFW also notes that for tidal information at Long Beach beginning Feb. 11, diggers should check the tide charts listed on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s webpage.

“Let’s Dig” New Dates Just Announced!

 

According to today’s press release from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Razor clam diggers can return to Long Beach and Copalis Beach later this week.

Digs at both beaches are on evening tides and include a seven-day opening (Jan. 21 through 27) at Long Beach a one-day dig (Jan. 22) at Copalis Beach.

The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches, and low tides:

  • Jan. 21, Thursday, 4:49 p.m.; – 0.4 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 22, Friday, 5:35 p.m.; -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Copalis
  • Jan. 23, Saturday, 6:16 p.m.; -0.8 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 24, Sunday, 6:54 p.m.; -0.7 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 25, Monday, 7:31 p.m.; -0.4 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 26, Tuesday, 8:05 p.m.; 0.0 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 27, Wednesday, 8:39 p.m.; 0.5 feet, Long Beach

Be mindful: Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

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Copalis & Long Beach Razor Clam Digs Announced

According to a press release the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has confirmed the razor clam digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams on Copalis and Long Beach beaches are safe to eat. All other beaches remain closed to recreational razor clam digging.

 

The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches, and low tides:

  • Jan. 7, Thursday, 4:57 p.m.; 0.1 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 8, Friday, 5:37 p.m.; -0.4 feet, Long Beach, Copalis
  • Jan. 9, Saturday, 6:16 p.m.; -0.8 feet, Long Beach, Copalis
  • Jan. 10, Sunday, 6:55 p.m.; -1.0 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 11, Monday, 7:34 p.m.; -1.0 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 12, Tuesday, 8:14 p.m.; -0.8 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 13, Wednesday, 8:56 p.m.; -0.4 feet, Long Beach
  • Jan. 14, Thursday, 9:40 p.m.; 0.2 feet, Long Beach

The full press release can be found here.

Happy Clamming!

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