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November 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

More coastal razor clam digs set to begin Thursday

20razor2013The next series of coastal razor are set to begin Nov. 20, and digging is expected to be excellent as long at the surf and weather cooperate.

Long Beach and Twin Harbors will be open Nov. 20-26; Mocrocks on Nov. 21-23; and Copalis on Nov. 22. Digging is allowed from noon to midnight only.

The most recent digs Nov. 4-11 produced some excellent digging under very good surf and weather conditions.

At Long Beach, 7,656 diggers Nov. 4-11 dug up 110,618 razor clams for a 14.4 clam per person average (the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition is a daily limit).

At Twin Harbors, 7,097 diggers Nov. 4-11 had 104,503 razor clams for a 14.7 average. Copalis Beach was open Nov. 8, and 3,128 diggers harvested 42,243 razor clams for a 13.5 average. At Mocrocks, 3,741 diggers Nov. 7-9 had 51,386 razor clams for a 13.7 average.

For the first 21 days of digging since the season opened on Oct. 7, 51,540 diggers took home 676,236 clams (701,207 including clams wastage).

The season average is 13.7 at Long Beach; 13.9 at Twin Harbors; 9.2 at Copalis; and 12.8 at Mocrocks.

The next series of digs are scheduled for Dec. 3-9 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; Dec. 5-7 at Mocrocks; and Dec. 6 only at Copalis. Final approval is usually made the week before the planned digs and so far this season marine toxin levels have been just about nonexistent.

Additional digs are also scheduled through Dec. 31, and more will be scheduled after the New Year. Details: http://seattletimes.com/html/outdoors/2024637507_outnotes28xml.html.

 

 

 

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