One May razor clam dig is set to start, a second is pending

Posted on May 12, 2014 

An eight-day razor clam dig, involving four of the five major Washington Coast management sectors that open for the popular bivalves starts Tuesday.

Here are day-to-day tide and sector details: 

  • Tuesday, May 13. Slack ebb of minus .6 feet is 6:21 a.m. Beach open: Twin Harbors.
  • Wednesday, May 14. Slack ebb of minus 1.2 feet is 7:02 a.m. Beaches open:  Twin Harbors, Long Beach.
  • Thursday, May 15.  Slack ebb of minus 1.5 feet is 7:44 a.m. Beaches open: Twin Harbors, Long Beach.
  • Friday, May 16. Slack ebb of minus 1.7 feet is 8:27 a.m. Beaches open: Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Copalis.
  • Saturday, May 17. Slack ebb of minus 1.7 feet is 9:12 a.m. Beaches open: Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.
  • Sunday, May 18. Slack ebb of minus 1.5 feet is 9:59 a.m. Beaches open: Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.
  • Monday, May 19. Slack ebb of minus 1.1 feet is 10:50 a.m. Beach open: Twin Harbors.
  • Tuesday, May 20. Slack ebb of minus 0.6 is 11:44 a.m. Beach open: Twin Harbors.

A second string of dig days is proposed for the last week in May but is pending the regular pre-opening tests to determine if marine toxins levels are within safe bounds for human consumption. Here are the details for this pending:

  • Tuesday, May 27Slack ebb of minus 1.0 foot is 6:24 a.m. Beaches proposed: Twin Harbors and Long Beach.
  • Wednesday, May 28Slack ebb of minus 1.3 feet is 7:06 a.m. Beaches proposed: Twin Harbors and Long Beach.
  • Thursday, May 29Slack ebb of minus 1.4 feet is 7:45 a.m. Beaches proposed: Twin Harbors and Long Beach.
  • Friday, May 30Slack ebb of minus 1.2 feet is 8.23 a.m. Beaches proposed: Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.
  • Saturday, May 31Slack ebb of minus 1.0 foot is 9 a.m. Beaches proposed: Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.
  • Sunday, June 1Slack ebb of minus 0.7 feet is 9:37 a.m. Beaches proposed: Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks.
Spring nesting of federal and state protected western snowy plovers is occurring on upland beach areas in the Long Beach and Twin Harbors. Clammers are urged to learn where these designated locations and stay out of them when visiting these beaches.

For more information about razor clam digging in Washington, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.html

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