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October 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Limits pretty much the rule along the coast for razor clams

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Good vibes continue along the entire coast for razor clam digging with excellent weather and a calm surf, which equates to mostly limits for happy clammers.

“Great digging are the easy words to describe what we’ve seen,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “It has been limits (the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition) for just about everybody on each beach,” Ayres said. “We’ve had bigger crowds than usual at Twin Harbors, and what they’re finding out is that the clams are nice size.”

“On Saturday alone we had 2,800 diggers at Twin Harbors, which is a big crowd but not a record breaker,” Ayres said. “Folks at Ocean Shores and Copalis also had some great digging. Most diggers were done and gone by 7 p.m. over the weekend. There was also good digging at Long Beach.”

Digging is open after noon each day on Monday (Oct. 21) at Twin Harbors and Mocrocks; and Tuesday (Oct. 22) at Twin Harbors.

The digs Oct. 4-8 had a total of 22,438 participants with 329,321 clams dug for an average of 14.5 to 14.9 (the first 15 clams dug is a daily limit).

Additional tentative dates are Nov. 1 at Twin Harbors and Mocrocks; Nov. 2 and Nov. 15-16 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 17 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks; Nov. 5 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 18-20 at Long Beach.

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