Head to the Long Beach Peninsula for ‘Opening Day’ of Fall 2014 Razor Clam Season!

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 12.28.06 PMThe Fall 2014 Razor Clam Season kicks off October 7! This year is expected to be even better than last year’s banner season, with over 6 million razor clams harvested! The whole family can take part in this uniquely Pacific Northwest subsistence activity.

Read the latest WDFW press release on clam digs.

APPROVED DATES:  

Oct. 7, 2014, Tuesday; 6:26 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 8, 2014, Wednesday; 7:13 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 9, 2014, Thursday; 7:58 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 10, 2014, Friday; 8:43 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 11, 2014, Saturday; 9:28 pm, -0.8 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 12, 2014, Sunday; 10:15 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach Peninsula

Harvest Rules:

        • By law, clam diggers are limited to 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
        • All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.
        • The final word on beach openings is announced about a week before each dig is scheduled to start, provided marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
        • Information about current and proposed digs, as well as the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

Here is a GREAT video, by David Campiche of the Shelburne Inn and Restaurant on how to clean your razor clams!

Click here to view the embedded video.

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers arrive at the beach an hour or two before low tide for best results. However, digging is not allowed on any beach before noon.

“Low tides will occur fairly late in the day, so diggers should be prepared to dig in the dark,” Ayres said.

Anyone interested in taking up razor clam digging can get some tips from WDFW’s Great Getaways webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/vacation/coast_razor_clamming.html.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2014-15 license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/.

Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Diggers may not harvest any part of another person’s daily limit, unless they possess a designated harvester card.

 

Fresh Markets, Live Music, GARLIC, Salmon Fishing, and Beach to Chowder! Here is Your Peninsula Weekend Preview!

FMarket Columbia Pacific Farmers’ MarketBe sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach as it returns Friday, June 13, and will continue throughout the summer season until October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. June 13, 2014

 

Salmon Salmon SeasonRegular Salmon Season kicks off on Saturday, June 14! What better way to spend Father’s Day then out on the water, reeling in a big one! Book a Charter Fishing Trip TODAY! June 14 – September 30, 2014

 

DiscoverPass FREE WA State Parks Day

In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. June 14, 2014

BTOC Beach to Chowder 5k/10k



Bring your pooch and walk or run along the beautiful white sand beaches with the ocean waves breaking just a few yards away. Work up an appetite and enjoy the delicious clam chowder that awaits you at the finish line. This is a chip-timed course. Register NOW! June 14, 2014
SatMKT Saturday Market at the PortHead to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturday Market at the Port. From 10AM-4PM Stroll along the beautiful waterfront and shop ‘til you drop! Don’t forget to check out the local shops, art galleries, and delicious dining options only available at the Port of Ilwaco! June 14, 2014

 

Garlic NW Garlic FestivalFollow your nose to the Long Beach Peninsula this weekend for the 33rd Annual Northwest Garlic Festival in Ocean Park, WA. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE, and there will be live music, crafts, food vendors, and of course, plenty of garlic! The festival takes place at Wilson Field in Ocean Park. June 14 – 15, 2014

 

sfest SummerFestThis family fun event in beautiful downtown Long Beach runs weekends throughout the summer from Noon to 5pm. Free horse and wagon rides, entertainment on Veterans Stage, and plenty of live entertainment throughout downtown Long Beach. Weekends throughout September 1

 

Waikiki Waikiki Beach Concert SeriesThe Waikiki Beach Concert Series kicks off this Saturday, June 14 and continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco every 2nd and 4th Saturday through August. Performances start at 7PM. June 14, 2014

 

PAC Peninsula Arts CenterThe Peninsula Arts Center presents The Half Hearted, on Saturday, June 14. Doors open at 6:30 and music starts at 7PM. Tickets are $12 at the door.