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. September 5, 2018WDFW schedules tentative razor clam digs through December
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.
Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests (https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/domoic_levels.html), which are usually conducted about a week before a dig is scheduled to begin.
"We're releasing a tentative schedule to give people plenty of time to make plans to go digging this fall," said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.
State shellfish managers are also seeking public input on management options, including scheduling for spring digs. Comments on the spring digs can be sent via email to email@example.com.
A summary of last season and an overview of the recently completed razor clam stock assessment is available via WDFW's 2018-19 Razor Clam Management Plan at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/seasons_set.html.
Based on beach surveys conducted this summer, WDFW estimates the total razor clam population on most Washington's beaches has increased significantly from last season, which means more days of digging this season. The exception is Long Beach, an area that is recovering after a decline in clam survival due to low salinity in winter 2017.
"The good news is that future digging opportunities look really great, with some opportunity even at Long Beach," Ayres said. "This is shaping up to be a great season for digging on the coast."
Proposed razor clam digs through December are listed below, along with evening low tides and beaches:
For updates on upcoming openings, see WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.