Razor Clamming




The Peninsula is among five state-designated razor-clam digging beaches on the Washington coast, along with Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.  The peninsula, stretches 24 miles, from Beards Hollow near North Head Lighthouse to Leadbetter Point State Park.  Thousands maybe even tens of thousands will dig for clams along the beach when tides get low in the spring.

Current Information - Razor Clams

APPROVED


·       January 23, Thursday, 5:53 pm -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

·       January 24, Friday, 6:32 pm -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

·       January 25, Saturday, 7:08 pm -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

·       January 26, Sunday, 7:42 pm -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

 

Proposed

·       February 6, Thursday, 4:40 pm -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

·       February 7, Friday, 5:26 pm -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

·       February 8, Saturday, 6:09 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

·       February 9, Sunday, 6:51 pm -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

·       February 10, Monday, 7:32 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

·       February 11, Tuesday, 8:13 pm -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

·       February 12, Wednesday, 8:55 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

·       February 20, Thursday, 4:54 pm 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

·       February 21, Friday, 5:35 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

·       February 22, Saturday, 6:11 pm -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

·       February 23, Sunday, 6:44 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks


Final approval of the tentatively scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.  Ayres notes that low tides around New Years are not low enough for successful razor clam harvest, so digging will not open then.  WDFW is also asking razor clam fans around the state to weigh in on the perennial question: Which is better, clam gun or shovel? To register support for a favored digging method, clam diggers can post a photo or video, complete with hashtag #TeamClamShovel or #TeamClamGun on any social media before the end of the spring season.

Additional safety considerations are important this time of year. “Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly at this time of year when low tides come at dusk and after dark,” said Ayres.   All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 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 on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

Under state law, diggers at open beaches 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.

WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation

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