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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 13, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Coastal razor clam dig last Saturday was good in some places and no so good in others

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The one-day coastal razor clam dig was a mixed bag of success.

“I worked Copalis and saw only a few folks that didn’t take home their limits (of the first 15 clams dug daily), the same was true at Mocrocks,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish biologist. “The surf was higher to the south and the folks are Long Beach and Twin Harbors struggled.”

Coastwide at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis about 5,500 digger trips were taken and they harvested just shy of 61,000 clams for an overall result of 11.2 clams per person.

“It was the smallest opener crowd so far this winter, but it was nice we got Copalis added into it,” Ayres said.

At Long Beach diggers averaged seven clams per person, and at Twin Harbors was 11.0.

(Photo by Ryan Nakata)

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