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.

 

Get ready for an action packed weekend on the Long Beach Peninsula!

Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco, WA State Parks FREE Days, Beach Cleanup, Local Art, and RAZOR CLAMS GALORE! There is tons of family friendly fun to be had all weekend long!

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