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April 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Coastal razor clam season a memorable one with more digging ahead

18razor2013The upcoming coastal razor clam digs are scheduled to begin Sunday, April 27, and what a grand season it has been up to this point with more digs possible heading into May.

Upcoming digging dates on morning low tides are:

Sunday, April 27, low tide is 5:53 a.m. at a minus-0.3 feet low tide at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

Monday, April 28, low tide is 6:39 a.m. at a minus-0.8 feet low tide at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

Tuesday, April 29, low tide is 7:22 a.m. at a minus-1.1 feet low tide at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

Wednesday, April 30, low tide is 8:03 a.m. at a minus-1.2 feet low tide at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

Thursday, May 1, low tide is 8:43 a.m. at a minus-1.0 feet low tide at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.

Friday, May 2, low tide is 9:23 a.m. at a minus-0.7 feet low tide at Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

Saturday, May 3, low tide is 10:04 a.m. at a minus-0.3 feet low tide at Twin Harbors, Long Beach ad Mocrocks.

Sunday, May 4, low tide is 10:47 a.m. at a plus-0.1 feet at  Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks.

Here is a breakdown on how clam digging went during the most series of digs from April 14-20:

April 14: Twin Harbors estimate was 1,015 diggers with 15,229 clams harvested for a success rate of 15.0 clams per digger (the first 15 clams dug is a daily limit).

April 15: Long Beach estimate was 1,404 diggers with 21,065 clams harvested for a success rate of 15.0 clams per digger; Twin Harbors estimate was 1,128 diggers with 16,920 clams harvested for a success rate of 15.0 clams per digger.

April 16: Long Beach estimate was 1,295 diggers with 19,049 clams harvested for a success rate of 14.7 clams per digger; and Twin Harbors estimate saw 993 diggers with 14,893 clams harvested for a success rate of 15.0 clams per digger.

April 17: Long Beach estimate was 3,103 diggers with 46,023 clams harvested for a success rate of 14.8 clams per digger; and Twin Harbors estimate saw 1,531 diggers with 22,506 clams harvested for a success rate of 14.7 clams per digger.

April 18: Long Beach estimate was 7,855 diggers with 118,034 clams harvested for a success rate of 15.0 clams per digger; and Twin Harbors estimate saw 2,091 diggers with 31,294 clams harvested for a success rate of 15.0 clams per digger.

April 19: Long Beach estimate was 9,032 diggers with 105,399 clams harvested for a success rate of 11.7 clams per digger; Twin Harbors estimate saw 3,491 diggers with 37,047 clams harvested for a success rate of 10.6 clams per digger; Copalis estimate was 4,863 diggers with 54,492 clams harvested for a success rate of 11.3 clams per digger; and Mocrocks estimate was 4,863 diggers with 54,942 clams harvested for a success rate of 11.3 clams per digger.

April 20: Long Beach estimate was 9,428 diggers with 30,419 clams harvested for a success rate of 3.2 clams per digger; Twin Harbors estimate saw 3,079 diggers with 30,738 clams harvested for a success rate of 10.0 clams per digger; Copalis estimate was 4,057 diggers with 38,436 clams harvested for a success rate of 9.5 clams per digger; and Mocrocks estimate was 2,348 diggers with 34,295 clams harvested for a success rate of 14.6 clams per digger.

April 14-20: Long Beach estimate was 32,118 diggers with 339,990 clams harvested for a success rate of 10.6 clams per digger; Twin Harbors estimate saw 13,327 diggers with 168,627 clams harvested for a success rate of 12.7 clams per digger; Copalis estimate was 8,921 diggers with 93,378 clams harvested for a success rate of 10.5 clams per digger; and Mocrocks estimate saw 6,839 diggers with 98,381 clams harvested for a success rate of 14.4 clams per digger.

The coast-wide estimate from April 16-20 was 61,205 diggers (previous season high was 53,942 diggers March 26-April 3) with 700,376 (531-644)  clams harvested. The season coast-wide estimate total from Sept. 19 to April 3 was 346,574 diggers with 4,503,820 clams harvested.

 

 

 

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