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Razor digs go AM Sunday, March 30

RAZOR CLAM UPDATE: The current nine-day sequence of razor clam dig days on Washington's coastal beaches goes over to morning openings Sunday. March 30.

That means digging may legally start at midnight and must stop at noon.

Sunday's clam bankable minus tide actually reaches slack at 6:53 a.m. (mid-best dig time) with a 45-minute progression each day thereafter through the last dig day Thursday, April 3.

Diggers hustling to the coast on Saturday may legally take to the beach with clam gun in hand at noon to partake of the last evening minus tide dig (actually at 6:23 p.m.) of fledgling vernal season and stick around after midnight on the beach for the post-solstice lead-in to the aforementioned first AM dig.

Recreational diggers may unearth and keep 15 razors each day and every sandslinger age 15 and over must have some form of specialized Washington license naming razor clams as a lawful harvest. Also, high-grading (throwing razors back in the hole for any reason) is officially banned by regulation.

One or more dig sequences are planned this spring, but must clear health safety checks.

For licenses go to https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov

For season updates, marine toxin updates, beach management sectors, tasty recipes and other razor clam tidbits go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/