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November 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Coastal razor clam digs are a go for next week

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Break out the shovels and clam guns.

The next coastal razor clam digs are Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13-14 at Twin Harbors only; Nov. 15 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; and Nov. 16 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks.

“We had pretty good digging (Oct. 27-28) with mostly limits (the first 15 clams dug per person), and then it was similar by Monday (Oct. 30) night at Twin Harbors,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager.

“But, by Tuesday (Oct. 31) it really rained hard and the beach (Twin Harbors) was flooded with freshwater which the clams don’t like,” Ayres said. “The best diggers (just shy of 100 diggers) could do was average four clams per person.”

More digs are also scheduled around Thanksgiving and in December. Digging is allowed after noon each day.

Final approval on all digs are made about a week prior after marine-toxin testing determines whether clams are safe to eat.

(Photo by Ryan Nakata)

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