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February 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Razor clams are bountiful on four coastal beaches open for digging this winter

10razor2013-620x465Razor clam digging has been excellent this week, and clam enthusiasts can head to Long Beach and Twin Harbors from Friday to Sunday; Mocrocks from Friday to Sunday; and Copalis on Saturday. Digging will be allowed during low tides from noon to midnight each day.

“Digging was excellent over the weekend with largest crowds we’ve seen so far this season,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “The great weather really brought people out.”

A total of 11,712 diggers at Long Beach and Twin Harbors took home 175,976 clams on Feb. 15, and 9,243 dug up 138,648 on Feb. 16 for a 15-clam per person average (the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition is a daily limit).

Since the season began on Oct. 7 a total of 168,089 diggers have dug up 2,211,050 clams. At Long Beach, 71,309 diggers got 949,128 clams for a 13.3 average; Twin Harbors, 57,815 got 782,400 for 13.5; Copalis, 27,381 got 343,673 for 12.6; and Mocrocks, 34,261 got 461,900 for 13.5.

Other tentative razor clam dates during evening low tides are: March 2-5 and March 16-20 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; and March 20 at Copalis and Mocrocks. Digging will switch to morning low tides on March 21-22 at Copalis and Mocrocks; and March 21-24 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors.

 

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