Think razor clams, lots of razor clams based on recently concluded stock assessment surveys.
State managers say there are even more in the sands of Pacific Coast beaches than last year when the personal use digger average daily bag full was 14.2 clams. The legal take-home limit is 15 of the delectable bivalves.
Planning for the first half of the 2013-14 dig season culminates Thursday, Sept. 19, in a public meeting at Long Beach when the potentials for the upcoming fall and early winter opportunities will be discussed.
PHEASANT HUNTS NEXT DOOR
Ring-neck pheasant hunting options have firmed up immediately to the south with two designated release sites, Bow Hill and Leque Island, running full-season.
A third site is set for releases to serve September youth and senior opportunities before it's dedicated to waterfowling in October.
FINDING NEMO'S BIGGER COUSINS
If you've ever wondered whether your fish finder was giving you the full picture, your questions could be answered at the Wednesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Bellingham Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.
Bellingham PSA gathers for dinner (6:30 p. m.) and a program (7 p. m.) at Nicki's Bella Marina Restaurant at Squalicum Harbor.
For more details on possibilities for this fall's razor clam season, last minute pheasant hunting notes, Sunday's Outdoors Column.