“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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Happy New Year: First 2016 WA Dig Dates to be Announced Soon

Happy New Year from the Razor Clam Society.  According to a recent press release, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will announce during the week of January 4 a tentative schedule of razor clam digs, pending the outcome of marine toxin testing. Full press release can be found here.

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Dig Day Update: Good Weather Expected

Good weather is expected today for the Washington State 2015-2016 Razor Clam Season Opener at Copalis Beach ONLY.  Low tide of -1.2 feet is at 5:47pm.

Next dig dates are below:

  • Dec. 25, Friday, 6:30 p.m.; -1.3 feet, Copalis
  • Dec. 26, Saturday, 7:12 p.m.; -1.1 feet, Copalis

Please send pictures of your dig to Razor Clam Society and tag your photos with #razorclamsociety .

 

 

Oregon Razor Clamming Open!

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, along with Oregon Department of Agriculture, have announced the reopening of razor clamming in Oregon.

Digging is only open from WA border to Tillamook head (south of Seaside, OR). The full notice can be found here & here.

Check your tide charts for optimal times to dig and enjoy!

 

 

Razor Clam Season Officially Open!

Below are the official digging dates for the Fall 2015, Washington State Razor Clam Season Opener.  We look forward to more digging dates to be announced and favorable marine toxin levels in early 2016!

Happy Holidays Razor Clammers!

  • Dec. 24, Thursday, 5:47 p.m.; -1.2 feet, Copalis
  • Dec. 25, Friday, 6:30 p.m.; -1.3 feet, Copalis
  • Dec. 26, Saturday, 7:12 p.m.; -1.1 feet, Copalis

Link to the official announcement can be found here.

 

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Lecture Series: “Razor Clams: A-Z” Dec. 9, 6:30 pm

Al Rammer, Renowned Marine Educator – “Razor Clams A to Z”

Presented by the Coastal Interpretive Center, Ocean Shores, WA

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about our local razor clams from this award-winning speaker.

Alan Rammer, retired from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, has a degree in Shellfish Biology and Invertebrate Zoology. He was the recipient of the 2012 National Marine Educator of the Year award and has been recognized for his innovative educational standards  by several organizations. He is very active in the world of beachcombing and was the co-founder of the Ocean Shores Beachcomber’s Fun Fair in 1985 and served as the events director for that festival for 5 years. This event is still going strong at 28 years. In addition to promoting activities associated with the northwest beaches and traveling the world to meet other aquatic educators, Al currently serves in the Science and Education Seat of the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee.
The Lecture Series is a fundraising event for the Center. Each lecture is $8.

December 9, 6:30 p.m., Ocean Shores Elks Lodge, 199 Ocean Lake Way, Ocean Shores, WA.

More information can be found here.