Two Days of Approved Razor Clam Digs & Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

As previously announced, March 16 & 17 is the 13th Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival. AND two days of razor clam digging have been approved that luckily coincide with the festival. Come to the festival, visit with the Razor Clam Society, and go digs 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. And don’t forget, this 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.

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:

  • March 16, Saturday, 3:43 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors Beach, and Copalis Beach
  • March 17, Sunday, 4:43 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors Beach, and Mocrocks Beach

The digs are all in the evening, so be sure to dress warm and have fresh batteries in your headlamp, flashlight, or lantern. And be extra cautious of the ocean as it’s difficult to see large waves coming at night.

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 prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter 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.

7 Days of Razor Clam Digs Approved

A bountiful schedule of razor clam digs is upon us. We will get one week of digging, including Presidents Day weekend, and 3 days of approved digs at Kalaloch. This is all very exciting for razor clam enthusiasts everywhere. Make note that there is a 1 day opening at Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 17.

As usual, the official press release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be available on the agency’s website. And don’t forget, this 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.

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:

  • Feb. 15, Friday; 3:11 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Feb. 16, Saturday; 4:08 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch
  • Feb. 17, Sunday; 4:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
  • Feb. 18, Monday; 5:46 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
  • Feb. 19, Tuesday; 6:31 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Feb. 20, Wednesday; 7:14 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Feb. 21, Thursday; 7:56 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors

The digs are all in the evening, so be sure to dress warm and have fresh batteries in your headlamp, flashlight, or lantern. And be extra cautious of the ocean as it’s difficult to see large waves coming at night.

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 prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter 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.

Three’s A Clam Dig!

We are kicking off the shortest month of 2019 with THREE days of approved digs starting on February 1.

According to a press release found here from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), State shellfish managers have approved three days of digs after marine toxin tests showed the 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:

  • Feb. 1; Friday; 4:48 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Feb. 2; Saturday; 5:28 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Feb. 3, Sunday; 6:04 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

The digs are all in the evening, so be sure to dress warm and have fresh batteries in your headlamp, flashlight, or lantern. And be extra cautious of the ocean as it’s difficult to see large waves coming at night.

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 prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter 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.

Kalaloch Digs Cancelled! Other Digs to Proceed

Unfortunately, the previously approved Kalaloch digs from Jan 19-21 are now cancelled. The press release can be found here from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), announcing the closure and the reasons behind it.  All other approved digs will proceed.

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:

  • Jan. 17, Thursday; 3:39 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 18, Friday; 4:30 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 19, Saturday; 5:18 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Jan. 20, Sunday; 6:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Jan. 21, Monday; 6:51 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

The digs are all in the evening, so be sure to dress warm and have fresh batteries in your headlamp, flashlight, or lantern. And be extra cautious of the ocean as it’s difficult to see large waves coming at night.

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 prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter 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.

5 Days of Digging Approved, Kalaloch Open!

For razor clam enthusiasts, digging at Kalaloch is a highlight of any razor clamming season due to the remote location and rare openings. Plus, Kalaloch is the most northern of the Washington State razor clamming beaches. And that means the clams may tend to be even bigger than further south. Keep a sharp eye out for the Moss Backs… those old growth razor clams that have been hiding on the beach so long vegetation begins to grow on them. And, for those that don’t know, Kalaloch means “a good place to land” in the Quinault Indian language…. It’s a great place to dig razor clams too… Enjoy!

According to a press release found here from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), State shellfish managers have approved five days of digs after marine toxin tests showed the 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:

  • Jan. 17, Thursday; 3:39 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 18, Friday; 4:30 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 19, Saturday; 5:18 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
  • Jan. 20, Sunday; 6:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch
  • Jan. 21, Monday; 6:51 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch

The digs are all in the evening, so be sure to dress warm and have fresh batteries in your headlamp, flashlight, or lantern. And be extra cautious of the ocean as it’s difficult to see large waves coming at night.

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 prior to Noon during the Fall-Winter 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.