The next series of coastal razor clam digs have been set to begin Saturday, Dec. 14 through Wednesday, Dec. 18 during evening tides only.
“Even though it was pretty darn freezing during the last digs and effort dropped off considerably there was a few people who turned out each night (between Nov. 30 to Dec. 7),” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “It is a function of this season when we have a lot of digging days so many probably didn’t feel they needed to go when the weather was so cold.”
A total of 13,250 clam digger trips were taken from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, and the diggers averaged 14.2 clams per person (a daily limit is the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition).
Upcoming digs are:
Saturday, Dec. 14, low tide is minus-0.1 feet at 4:45 p.m. at Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks and Copalis.
Sunday, Dec. 15, -0.3 at 5:26 p.m. at Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.
Monday, Dec. 16, -0.4 at 6:03 p.m. at Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, -0.4 at 6:38 p.m. at Twin Harbors.
Wednesday, Dec. 18, -0.3 at 7:12 p.m. at Twin Harbors.
Provided marine toxin levels are good, more digs are also planned to ring in the New Year on:
Here are the additional evening digging dates going into the winter holiday period:
Sunday, Dec. 29, -0.2 at 4:05 p.m. at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks.
Monday, Dec. 30, -0.9 at 4:55 p.m. at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, -1.4 at 5:42 p.m. at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks.