Razor Clam Beaches Closed- Season Postponed Until Further Notice

According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) recreational razor clam season on coastal beaches is postponed effective immediately until further notice.

The press release stated:

Test results on razor clams indicate domoic acid levels are trending upward or, on most beaches, have exceeded the health guidelines for safe consumption set by Washington Department of Health (WDOH) officials.

“Recent storms appear to have resulted in a rapid increase in razor clam toxin levels, which requires immediate closures to these affected beaches,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “We’ll continue to work closely with our partners at WDOH to closely monitor razor clam toxin levels and reopen harvest as soon as clams are safe to eat.”

Domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae, can be harmful or fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. More information about domoic acid, as well as current levels at ocean beaches, can be found on WDFW’s domoic acid webpage.

The Razor Clam Society will continue to monitor the situation and report information as it becomes available.

Thank you for your support.

7 More Days of Razor Climb Digs Approved

According to an PRESS RELEASE from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), 7 days of razor clamming have been approved beginning October 24, and running though October 30.

Marine toxin levels at Mocrocks beaches remain above the DOH’s health guideline level. The DOH requires two test samples taken 10 days apart, must fall under the health guideline level before a beach can reopen for razor clam digging.

Please Note: Digging is prohibited in the razor clam reserves that are marked by 10-foot poles with signs. The reserves are located just south of the Ocean City approach on Copalis; and 2.8 miles north of the Oysterville approach on Long Beach.

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

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

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

Digging is allowed during the evening low tide only:

  • Oct. 24, Monday, 6:44 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 25, Tuesday, 7:24 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 26, Wednesday, 8:05 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 27, Thursday, 8:48 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 28, Friday, 9:35 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 29, Saturday, 10:28 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 30, Sunday, 11:27 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

2022-2023 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. 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.

7 Days of Razor Clam Digs Approved

According to an PRESS RELEASE from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), 7 days of razor clamming have been approved beginning Saturday, October 8, and running though Friday, October 14.

Marine toxin levels at Mocrocks beaches remain above the DOH’s health guideline level. The DOH requires two test samples taken 10 days apart, must fall under the health guideline level before a beach can reopen for razor clam digging.

Please Note: Digging is prohibited in the razor clam reserves that are marked by 10-foot poles with signs. The reserves are located just south of the Ocean City approach on Copalis; and 2.8 miles north of the Oysterville approach on Long Beach.

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

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

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

Digging is allowed during the evening low tide only:

  • Oct. 8, Saturday, 6:21 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 9, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 10, Monday, 7:46 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 11, Tuesday, 8:26 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 12, Wednesday, 9:06 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 13, Thursday, 9:46 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 14, Friday, 10:29 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors

2022-2023 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. 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.

3 Digs Approved for 2022-2023 Razor Clam Season Opener Starting Today

According to an email communication from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), 3 days of razor clamming have been approved beginning today, September 28, and running though Friday, September 30.

Marine toxin levels at Mocrocks beaches remain above the DOH’s health guideline level. The DOH requires two test samples taken 10 days apart, must fall under the health guideline level before a beach can reopen for razor clam digging.

The email also notes that “Digging is prohibited in the razor clam reserves, which are marked by 10-foot poles with signs. The reserves are located just south of the Ocean City approach on Copalis; and 2.8 miles north of the Oysterville approach on Long Beach.”

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

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

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

2022-2023 recreational hunting and fishing licenses are required as of April 1.

Digging is allowed during the evening low tide only:

  • Sept. 28, Wednesday, 9:06 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Sept. 29, Thursday, 9:51 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Sept. 30, Friday, 10:43 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

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. 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.

2022-2023 Tentative Razor Clam Digs Announced

According to a Press Release from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, tentative digs to kick off the 2022-2023 Razor Clamming Season in Washington State have been announced.

The announced dates below are TENTATIVE for the remainder of the calendar year.

The Razor Clam Society will only post confirmed approved dig dates for the remainder of the season.

The press release states that the approval of each dig is subject to “final approval of marine toxin testing (that) usually occurs about a week or less prior to the start of each digging series. Marine toxins have been elevated but remain below the Washington Department of Health guidelines.”

Take Note: On all open beaches: Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, and Copalis, the daily limit is 15 clams per person.

Clam digging rules state that; each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container, and all diggers must keep the first 15 clams they dig, regardless of size or condition.

WDFW mentioned that Kalaloch beach off the northern Olympic Peninsula coast won’t be open due to continuing issues with depressed populations of harvestable clams.

Showing up one and two hours before the listed time of low tide is when the best digging occurs.

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. 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.

Below are the TENTATIVE dates, along with low tides and beaches.

A.M. TIDES ONLY:

Sept. 22, Thursday, 5:03 a.m.; 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Sept. 23, Friday, 5:41 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Sept. 24, Saturday, 6:15 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Sept. 25, Sunday, 6:48 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Sept. 26, Monday, 7:19 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

P.M. TIDES ONLY:

Sept. 27, Tuesday, 8:24 p.m.; minus-0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Sept. 28, Wednesday, 9:06 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Sept. 29, Thursday, 9:51 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Sept. 30, Friday, 10:43 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 8, Saturday, 6:21 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 9, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 10, Monday, 7:46 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 11, Tuesday, 8:26 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 12, Wednesday, 9:06 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 13, Thursday, 9:46 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 14, Friday, 10:29 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 24, Monday, 6:44 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 25, Tuesday, 7:24 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 26, Wednesday, 8:05 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 27, Thursday, 8:48 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 28, Friday, 9:35 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 29, Saturday, 10:28 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 30, Sunday, 11:27 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 6, Sunday, 5:08 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 7, Monday, 5:49 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 8, Tuesday, 6:28 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 9, Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 10, Thursday, 7:42 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 11, Friday, 8:19 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (Veterans Day)

Nov. 12, Saturday, 8:59 p.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 13, Sunday, 9:43 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 22, Tuesday, 5:22 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 23, Wednesday, 6:04 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 24, Thursday, 6:48 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (Thanksgiving Day)

Nov. 25, Friday, 7:35 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 26, Saturday, 8:23 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 27, Sunday, 9:15 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 28, Monday, 10:10 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 4, Sunday, 4:09 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 5, Monday, 4:53 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 6, Tuesday, 5:33 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 7, Wednesday, 6:11 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 8, Thursday, 6:47 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 9, Friday, 7:23 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 10, Saturday, 7:59 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 11, Sunday, 8:35 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 12, Monday, 9:13 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 20, Tuesday, 4:14 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 21, Wednesday, 5:02 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 22, Thursday, 5:48 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 23, Friday, 6:35 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 24, Saturday, 7:23 p.m.; -1.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 25, Sunday, 8:10 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (Christmas Day)

Dec. 26, Monday, 8:58 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 27, Tuesday, 9:47 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 28, Wednesday, 10:37 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

6 Digs Approved: Bigger Limits and Lower Tides

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved 6 days of razor clam digging from April 16 through April 21 and increased the allowable limit to 20 clams.

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

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

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

Digging is allowed during low tide from 12:00 AM through 11:59 AM only:

  • April 16, Saturday, 7:03 AM; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (Long Beach Razor Clam Festival) (20 clam limit)
  • April 17, Sunday, 7:45 AM; -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (Long Beach Razor Clam Festival) (20 clam limit)
  • April 18, Monday, 8:28 AM; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (20 clam limit)
  • April 19, Tuesday, 9:14 AM; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (20 clam limit)
  • April 20, Wednesday, 10:04 AM; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (20 clam limit)
  • April 21, Thursday, 10:59 AM; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (20 clam limit)

 2022-2023 recreational hunting and fishing licenses expire after March 31. Beginning April 1, you will need a new 2022-2023 license to dig.

The DAILY LIMIT per person has increased to 20 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand, the clams must be kept. That limit is subject to change. 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.

It’s Officially Spring Razor Clam Digging Time!

Spring officially started on March 20. And, according to an email received from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), 6 days of razor clam digging have been approved beginning April 1 through April 6.

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

Be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society Beach Map.

Digging is allowed during low tide from 12:00 AM through 11:59 AM only:

  • April 1, Friday, 7:36 AM; +0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • April 2, Saturday, 8:07 AM; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • April 3, Sunday, 8:45 AM; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • April 4, Monday, 9:23 AM; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • April 5, Tuesday, 10:01 AM; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • April 6, Wednesday, 10:43 AM; +0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis 

 2022-2023 recreational hunting and fishing licenses expire after March 31. Beginning April 1, you will need a new 2022-2023 license to dig.

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. That limit is subject to change. 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.

7 Days of Approved Digs! Morning Clam Tides Are Back!

According to a press release, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved 7 days of razor clam digging beginning March 16.

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

Be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society Beach Map.

Digging is allowed from 12:00 PM through 11:59 PM only:

  • March 16, Wednesday, 6:35 PM; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 17, Thursday, 7:08 PM; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 18, Friday, 7:41 PM; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 19, Saturday, 8:14 PM; +0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Digging is allowed from 12:00 AM through 11:59 AM only:

  • March 20, Sunday, 8:46 AM; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 21, Monday, 9:30 AM; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 22, Tuesday, 10:18 AM; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

 2022-2023 recreational hunting and fishing licenses expire after March 31. Beginning April 1, you will need a new 2022-2023 license to dig.

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. That limit is subject to change. 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.

The month is short, dig more clams.

According to an email received from State Shellfish Managers, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved 7 days of razor clam digging beginning February 26 and running through March 4.

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

Be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society Beach Map.

  • Feb. 26, Saturday, 3:18 P.M.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Feb. 27, Sunday, 4:16 P.M.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks
  • Feb. 28, Monday, 5:06 P.M.; -0.8 feet; Long Beach
  • March 1, Tuesday, 5:50 PM; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 2, Wednesday, 6:30 PM; -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • March 3, Thursday, 7:07 PM; -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • March 4, Friday, 7:42 PM 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

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. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. No digging is allowed before noon on any of the days. 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 More January Digs Approved

According to an email press release, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved 7 days of razor clam digging beginning January 14.

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

Be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society Beach Map.

  • Jan. 14, Friday, 4:43 P.M.; +0.4 feet; Long Beach
  • Jan. 15, Saturday, 5:22 P.M.; +0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Jan. 16, Sunday, 5:59 P.M.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Jan. 17, Monday, 6:34 P.M.; -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Jan. 18, Tuesday, 7:08 P.M.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 19, Wednesday, 7:41 P.M.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Copalis
  • Jan. 20, Thursday, 8:14 P.M.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach

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. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. No digging is allowed before noon on any of the days. 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.