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November 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Head to the coast for excellent razor clam digging opportunities

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The next series of razor clam digs begin Monday, Nov. 26 at Twin Harbors followed by more coastal beaches opening in the days ahead.

Digging is open Nov. 26-28 at Twin Harbors; Nov. 29 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; and Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrock. Digging is allowed after noon each day.

Low tides: Nov. 26, minus-0.1 feet at 5:16 p.m.; Nov. 27, -0.3 at 5:32 p.m.; Nov. 28, -0.4 at 6:27 p.m.; Nov. 29, -0.4 at 7:01 p.m.; Nov. 30, -0.3 at 7:35 p.m.; and Dec. 1, -0.1 at 8:10 p.m.

Diggers must keep their first 15 clams dig regardless of size or condition. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

Other tentative digs are: Dec. 11, Tuesday, 4:51 p.m., -1.1 ft., Twin Harbors; Dec. 12, Wednesday, 5:40 p.m., -1.6 ft., Twin Harbors; Dec. 13, Thursday, 6:29 p.m., -1.9 ft., Twin Harbors; Dec. 14, Friday, 7:15 p.m., -1.8 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; Dec. 15, Saturday, 8:01 p.m., -1.6 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; and Dec. 16, Sunday, 8:47 p.m., -1.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Dec. 28, Friday, 6:42 p.m., -0.3 ft., Twin Harbors; Dec. 29, Saturday, 7:15 p.m., -0.3 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks; Dec. 30, Sunday, 7:47 p.m., -0.2 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; and Dec. 31, Monday, 8:20 p.m., 0.0., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks.

Razor clam populations are healthy on the coast, and more digs are also planned after the New Year and possibly into spring time.

(Photo courtesy of Ryan Nakata)

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