Posted on April 3, 2015
A seven-day razor clam opening, mornings only, is set to start Saturday, April 4 on four of the five traditional beach management sectors on Washington's southwest coast.
Saturday and Sunday digging is allowed on Mocrocks and Copalis beaches both north of Grays Harbor, Twin Harbors Beach between Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay and Long Beach, south of Willapa Bay. For the remaining five days just the Twin Harbors and Long Beach sectors will be available to diggers. Northernmost Kalaloch Beach, under National Park Service jurisdiction, remains closed.
The big change for this dig is that participants must have some short- or long-term form of a new 2015-16 state personal use license that allows the gathering of razor clams. They can be purchased on-line at www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/ over the phone at 866-246-9453 or over the counter at any fishing and hunting license dealer.
Posted on February 19, 2015
State shellfish managers have penciled three Pacific Coast beach razor clam dig sequences on the March 2015 calendar. Not official until pre-dig tests have found these bivalves safe for human consumption, the first two openings will be on favorable evening (noon to midnight digging only) tides, while the third or latest will transition to a morning (midnight to noon opening) minus tide series. The first March ocean beach clam set-to is a four-day series slated to start Monday, March 2 involving just the Twin Harbors and Long Beach razor clam management sectors. A five-day opening that's set to start Monday, March 16 will involve the two beach south of Grays Harbor with last day including the Mocrocks and Copalis Beach sectors. The last tentative four-day dig series is planned for morning minus tides beginning Saturday, March 21 and include two days of availability of Mocrocks and Copalis Beach sectors (Saturday and Sunday) and four days of the southern beach sectors. Versions of 2014-15 state personal
Posted on January 28, 2015
Marine Area 7, Washington's most-northern inland waters including those in and around the San Juan Islands, will close to salmon fishing Thursday, Jan. 29.
Posted on January 10, 2015
Jim Unsworth, most recently the deputy director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, was selected Saturday, Jan. 10 to head the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Posted on December 30, 2014
With state hatchery steelhead egg-take needs nearly met, the Dec. 16 sport fishing closure order protecting adult broodstock has been rescinded by fish and wildlife department allowing the Nooksack River and Whatcom Creek to reopen to fishing New Year's Day under the permanent sport-fishing regulations.