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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Coastal razor clam diggers still find good success in between stormy weather

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Once again those who planned their coastal razor clam digging trips in between storms ended up being the most successful this past week.

“The weather was so bad (Sunday night) we didn’t even out any samplers on the beaches,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “I was at Mocrocks (on Saturday night), and the turnout was very light, but 75 percent of the people I talked to had (their 15 clam daily) limits, They had to work hard for them so digging was OK.”

Ayres said Friday was another good weather night with light crowds but good digging.

Final approval on the next digs will be known by Wednesday or Thursday, and beaches open are: Dec. 28 at Twin Harbors; Dec. 29 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks; Dec. 30-31 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks.

More dates will be announced later this week and hopefully no later than Friday, Dec. 21 for January and February.

(Photo by Ryan Nakata from a dig last winter)

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