OUTDOORS: Additional razor clam digs slated

OLYMPIA — Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Friday confirmed the next round of razor clam digs can proceed as planned from Saturday through Feb. 3.

“We have had some really good digging opportunity to start the new year and are excited to be able to finish out January on some really good minus tides,” said Zach Forster, a WDFW coastal shellfish biologist.

Diggers are reminded the daily limit has reverted to the standard 15 razor clams. Under state law, a daily limit consists of the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition, and each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

Shellfish managers confirmed the following digs during evening low tides will proceed as scheduled, after marine toxin results from the Washington Department of Health showed razor clams were safe to eat:

Saturday, 4:30 P.M.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Jan. 30, Sunday, 5:21 P.M.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Copalis

Jan. 31, Monday, 6:08 P.M.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach

Feb. 1, Tuesday, 6:52 P.M.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Feb. 2, Wednesday, 7:34 P.M.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Feb. 3, Thursday, 8:13 P.M.; -0.7 feet; Copalis

Not all beaches are open for every dig, so diggers are encouraged to make sure their intended destination is open before heading out. Diggers should also continue to respect coastal communities and residents by following local and state health guidelines.

The most successful digging occurs between one and two hours before the listed time of low tide. The early part of the outgoing tides on Jan. 29-30 will occur just before sunset, a rare occurrence during the winter season. No digging is allowed before noon during digs when low tide occurs in the afternoon or evening.

More in Sports

From left, Port Angeles head girls basketball coach Michael Poindexter, Eve Burke and assistant coach Jennifer Rogers at Burke's signing to play for Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
COLLEGE SIGNING: PA’s Eve Burke to hoop it up for Linfield

Port Angeles’ Eve Burke was lauded not only for… Continue reading

Teagan Clark, Port Angeles softball
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Teagan Clark, Port Angeles softball

The Port Angeles softball team came into Friday’s game needing to win… Continue reading

Crescent graduate Raine Westfall won the hammer throw this weekend for Western Washington University at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference track and field championships held in Ellensburg. (Western Washington University)
SPORTS BRIEFS: Crescent’s Westfall wins GNAC hammer throw championship

Crescent High School graduate Raine Westfall, now a freshman at… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Sequim second baseman Addie Smith just avoids into a collision with Port Angeles baserunner Heidi Leitz at first base during Friday's game at Dry Creek in Port Angeles.
SOFTBALL: Riders bounce back to win Olympic League title

Pitchers’ duel between PA, Sequim comes down to pair of home runs

Sailors Ella Schultz, middle, and Ozzy Minard earned a first-place finish in the first Kelly Cup Regatta hosted by the Sea Scout Ship Marvin Shields and the Port Angeles Yacht Club (represented by Doug Mecham).
SAILING: Port Angeles Sea Scouts qualify for Boston race

Sea Scout sailors from Port Angeles, Seattle, Port Orchard… Continue reading

Most Read