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October 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Next coastal razor clam digs approved and will begin this Wednesday

20razor2013State Fish and Wildlife approved the next series of coastal razor clam digs scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The upcoming digs open during evening low tides (noon to midnight) are:

Wednesday, Oct. 22, low tide is 0.3 feet at 6:31 p.m. at Long Beach and Twin Harbors

Thursday, Oct. 23, -0.1 at 7:07 p.m. at Long Beach, Twin Harbors

Friday, Oct. 24, -0.4 at 7:44 p.m. at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks

Saturday, Oct. 25, -0.6 at 8:22 p.m. at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis

Sunday, Oct. 26, -0.6 at 9:03 p.m. at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks

Monday, Oct. 27, -0.4 at 9:47 p.m. at Long Beach and Twin Harbors

Tuesday, Oct. 28, -0.2 at 10:36 p.m. at Long Beach and Twin Harbor

Coast-wide a total of 23,100 digger trips Oct. 7-12 took home 291,000 clams for an average of 12.6 clams per person (the first 15 dug regardless of size or condition is a daily limit).

At Long Beach, the average was 13.5 clams per person; Twin Harbors it was 14.1; Mocrocks saw an average of 12.1; and Copalis had a paltry 3.9.

The clams as expected during every fall season were on the small size, and at Long Beach the average was 4 inches mixed in with a few small pockets of larger clams.

At Twin Harbors, diggers saw a mix of small and large clams. The few dug at Copalis were nice in size, and Mocrocks always has some bigger ones mixed in with a few smaller size clams.

The next tentative digs are:

Nov. 4-6 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; Nov. 7 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks; Nov. 8 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis; Nov. 9 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks; Nov. 10-11 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors.

Other tentative dates at Long Beach and Twin Harbors are Nov. 20-26, Dec. 3-9, Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 31. Mocrocks on Nov. 21-23, Dec. 5-7, Dec. 19-21 and Dec. 31. Copalis on Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6, Dec. 20 and Dec. 31. Kalaloch Beach is closed due a low population of razor clams.

For more details, go to http://seattletimes.com/html/outdoors/2024637507_outnotes28xml.html.

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