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)