Let the Season Resume… 3 Days of Digs Approved

In a press release found here, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers confirmed three days of razor clam digging at Copalis Beach beginning Saturday, January 21, followed by additional opportunities on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25.

The confirmed digs come on short notice after the 2022-2023 razor clam season has been held up by high levels of domoic acid in the clams making them unsafe to eat. The levels have dropped at Copalis Beach, prompting the opening.

The Washington Department of Health (WDOH) labs indicate domoic acid levels at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, and Mocrocks beaches were still above the health guideline levels.

Domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae, can be harmful or fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. WDFW shellfish staff will continue to regularly dig test samples of razor clams to monitor the situation. The WDOH requires two test samples taken 10 days apart, must fall under the health guideline level before a beach can reopen for razor clam digging.

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:

  • Jan. 21, Saturday, 6:23 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Copalis only
  • Jan. 23, Monday, 7:52 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Copalis only
  • Jan. 25, Wednesday, 9:16 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Copalis only

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. Digging is prohibited in the razor clam reserve located just south of the Ocean City approach on Copalis, which are marked by 10-foot poles with signs. 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.

Razor Clam Season Canceled- Beaches Closed

Razor Clam season has been on hold / canceled for more than a month now. A recent press release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) that can be found HERE explains the situation in detail.

In summary, the clams are not safe to eat due to a high levels of domoic acid found in algae that the clams inadvertently consume.

The Razor Clam Society will endeavor to keep people informed and up to date on any developments.

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.

Razor Clam Season Opener Postponed

According to a Press Release from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), elevated domoic acid levels in razor clams have resulted in the Department of Health NOT approving the upcoming tentative razor clam digs.

Please check back with the Razor Clam Society for updates and news.

Thank you for your support.