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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Coastal razor clam dig last weekend was excellent, and final approval on next series will be made Friday

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Coastal razor clam diggers last weekend couldn’t have picked a better getaway time to hit the beaches.

“We had a good harvest although they weren’t the greatest of low tides,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager.

Ayres says about 20,000 diggers turned out on coastwide open beaches and averaged close to 14 clams per person (the first 15 dug is a daily limit).

“Digging was better on Saturday than Sunday, and I was at Copalis on Saturday and it was great,” Ayres said. “The surf came up a little bit on Sunday, but overall it was good digging and we heard no complaints.”

State Fish and Wildlife dug test samples of clams on Wednesday night, and should know the results by Friday, March 30.

The next tentative dates are: April 7-8 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Kalaloch; and April 9 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Kalaloch.

“We’ll also probably add another day for digging, and we’ll make that announcement soon,” Ayres said.

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