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January 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Coastal razor clam digging begins Tuesday

10razor2013The next coastal razor clam dates are set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 2.

Digging is open Tuesday, Jan. 28 (low tide is minus-0.7 feet at 4:36 p.m.) at Twin Harbors; Wednesday, Jan. 29 (-1.2 at 5:25 p.m.) at Twin Harbors and Long Beach; Thursday, Jan. 30 (-1.4 at 6:11 p.m.) at Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks; Friday, Jan. 31 (-1.4 at 6:55 p.m.) at Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks; Saturday, Feb. 1 (-1.0 at 7:38 p.m.) at Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks and Copalis; and Sunday, Feb. 2 (-0.5 at 8:20 p.m.) at Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks. Digging is open from noon to midnight only during each day.

At Long Beach, 2,009 diggers on Jan. 17-18 harvested 16,146 clams for 8.0 per person average; at Twin Harbors, 2,520 from Jan. 15-18 had 34,147 for 13.6; and at Mocrocks, 1,385 on Jan. 17-18 had 14,301 for 10.3.

Since the season began Sept. 19, 174,356 diggers took home more than 2.4-million razor clams during 55 digging days for a 13.6 average at Long Beach; 14.2 at Twin Harbors; 14.1 at Copalis; and 14.6 at Mocrocks.

The daily limit is the first 15 razor clams dug regardless of size or condition. Each digger must keep their clams in their own containers or buckets.

Another series of digs are planned at the end of next month, and more digs are also expected later in spring and will switch to morning low tides during daylight hours.

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