Just in time for Christmas, the state has approved four days of razor clam digs for today through Sunday, including a dig Saturday at Long Beach.
“We are opening Long Beach to give visitors a chance at some clams for the holidays, but diggers should expect some smaller clams in their catch,” state coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres said. Long Beach has been closed for much of the season to give juvenile razor clams a chance to grow.
Only evening tides are open and there’s no digging allowed before noon. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides:
Dec. 20, Thursday, 4:51 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Dec. 21, Friday, 5:35 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Dec. 22, Saturday, 6:20 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Dec. 23, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Also announced are tentative digs through February, beginning with a proposed 5-day dig starting Jan. 2. These digs, like all razor clam seasons, are dependent on marine toxin tests to determine if the clams are safe to eat before beaches can be opened. The proposed dates can be found at thevidette.com.