Razor Clam Dig Looks Promising for Early November

Beaches: WDFW Plans Toxicology Tests
By The Chronicle

The last razor clam opening on the coast was a bit of a washout due to unpleasant weather conditions toward the end of the dig.

Clammers will have another opportunity to dig up their 15 clams again on Nov. 5-8, if toxicology tests come up positive, as is expected. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will take samples tomorrow if the high surf cooperates. The tests should come back by Friday or on Monday at the latest, according to WDFW biologist Dan Ayres.

The Oct. 7-10 digging dates resulted in 21,500 digger trips with 244,000 razor clams, for an average of 11.3 clams per person.

Razor clam digs are planned through the New Year’s holiday weekend. No digging will be allowed before noon on any of the five razor-clam beaches. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests that show the clams are safe to eat.


Digs Planned

Below is the schedule of proposed razor-clam digs, along with evening low tides:
• Nov. 5, Fri. – 6:41 p.m., (-1.4 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
• Nov. 6, Sat. – 7:26 p.m., (-1.6 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
• Nov. 7, Sun. – 7:11 p.m., (-1.5 ft.), Twin Harbors
• Nov. 8, Mon. – 7:55 p.m., (-1.2 ft.), Twin Harbors
• Nov. 20, Sat. – 5:39 p.m., (-0.4 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors
• Nov. 21, Sun. – 6:17 p.m., (-0.7 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors
• Dec. 3, Fri. – 4:43 p.m., (-0.8 ft.), Twin Harbors
• Dec. 4, Sat. – 5:59 p.m., (-1.2 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
• Dec. 5, Sun. – 6:14 p.m., (-1.3 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
• Dec. 6, Mon. – 6:56 p.m., (-1.2 ft.), Twin Harbors
• Dec. 31, Fri. – 3:40 p.m., (0 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
• Jan. 1, Sat. – 4:31 p.m., (-0.4 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
• Jan. 2, Sun. – 5:18 p.m., (-0.7 ft.), Twin Harbors

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