Follow us:

Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 6, 2010 at 2:11 PM

More coastal razor clam digs looming on the horizon

clam_2.JPG

State Fish and Wildlife has determined that enough razor clams are available to continue the coastal clam digging season at the end of this month.

Pending another round of marine toxin testing, the coastal razor clam dig is set to open at Long Beach and Twin Harbors on Jan. 27-31, at Copalis and Mocrocks beaches on Jan. 29-31, and Kalaloch will be open Jan. 30-31. Digging is allowed between noon and midnight only.

More digging is also planned in late February.

“With the rough weather we had during the last opener, digging dropped off significantly as people played it safe,” Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish biologist said in a news release. “On the plus side, there are likely enough clams remaining in the quota to offer more digs later.”

Low tides: Jan. 27, minus-0.5 feet at 4:24 p.m.; Jan. 28, -1.1 at 5:13 p.m.; Jan. 29, -1.5 at 5:58 p.m.; Jan. 30, -1.5 at 6:41 p.m.; and Jan. 31, -1.2 at 7:23 p.m.

Other dates planned next month are: Friday, Feb. 26 (-0.7 at 4:49 p.m.) at Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; Saturday, Feb. 27 (-0.9 at 5:34 p.m.) at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch; Sunday, Feb. 28 (-0.8 at 6:16 p.m.) at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.

(Photo by Rod Mar, former Seattle Times staff photographer)

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►