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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 27, 2011 at 8:08 AM

A look at 2010-2011 coastal razor clam season by numbers

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I love viewing stats of any kind related to fishing, shellfish gathering, and many more outdoor activities, and thought these coastal razor clam items would be of interest.

Looking back on the 2010-2011 coastal razor clam season there was 3.2-million razor clams harvested on 244,500 digger trips for an average of 13.1 clams per digger trips.

Here is a breakdown of that total number on the five coastal beaches open for digging:

Long Beach: 1,170,069 clams harvested on 84,471 trips for 13.4 clams per digger on a total of 35 digging days.

Twin Harbors: 813,417 clams harvested on 66,566 trips for 12.2 clams per digger on a total of 46 digging days.

Copalis: 674,714 clams harvested on 50,533 trips for 13.4 clams per digger on a total of 15 digging days.

Mocrocks: 531,766 clams harvested on 37,749 trips for 14.1 clams per digger on a total of 20 digging days.

Kalaloch: 14,345 clams harvested on 2,163 trips for 6.6 clams per digger on a total of 12 digging days.

Percentage of razor clams harvested on each beach:

Long Beach: 91.7 percent; Twin Harbors, 96.2 percent; Copalis, 98.8 percent; Mocrocks, 97.5 percent; and Kalaloch, 5.5 percent.

Stay tuned for more bivalve facts and figures on Friday, Oct. 28.

(Photo taken by Mark Yuasa)

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