Razor clam diggers will get one last chance to dig up tasty bivalves on coastal beaches as Twin Harbors is tentatively set to open May 5-7. Digging will be allowed until noon each day.
State Fish and Wildlife will make a final announcement sometime early next week once marine toxins are finalized.
All other coastal beaches are now closed for the spring season.
“Twin Harbors is the only beach with razor clams still available for harvest after the two openings in April,” Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish biologist said in a news release. “Assuming the marine toxin tests are favorable, this will be the last chance to dig fresh razor clams until fall.”
Ayres says the last digs on April 21-23 produced some excellent digging opportunities.
“I can say crowds were large, digging was excellent and a lot of clams were harvested,” Ayres said.
Low tides: May 5, minus-1.5 feet at 6:32 a.m.; May 6, -2.1 at 7:19 a.m.; and May 7, -2.3 at 8:07 a.m.
(Photo by Mark Yuasa)