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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Mixed bag of weather and success greets coastal razor clam diggers last week

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The coastal razor clam digs last Friday and Saturday were greeted with a mix of good and bad weather.

Those who ventured out Friday found ideal digging conditions at the three beaches open, but by Saturday a nasty storm brewing off the coast turned things for the worst.

At Twin Harbors diggers averaged 14.0 clams per person on Friday and 8.4 on Saturday; at Long Beach it was 14.0 and 3.8; and at Mocrocks 12.0 and 10.8.

Clam size averaged 4.4 inches at Long Beach, 3.4 at Twin Harbors and 4.3 at Mocrocks.

About 3,400 diggers turned out Nov. 11, and a similar size crowd dug on Nov. 12.

The next series of tentative digs are scheduled Friday, Nov. 25 (low tide is minus-1.9 feet at 6:27 a.m.) at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; and Saturday, Nov. 26 (-1.8 at 7:14 p.m.) at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks. No digging will be allowed before noon on any of the open beaches.

(Photo taken by Ryan Nakata)

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