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Next clam dig opens Saturday

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Nov. 10, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
November 10, 2009 2:04 pm

The next razor clam dig opens Satuday at four beaches. Twin Harbors will be open for four days of digging, while Kalaloch will be open for just one day.

Long Beach: Open Saturday through Monday

Twin Harbors: Open Saturday through Tuesday

Copalis: Open Saturday through Monday

Mocrocks: Open Saturday through Monday

Kalaloch: Open Monday only

Low tide times: Saturday, 4:34 p.m., -0.3 feet; Sunday, 5:21 p.m., -0.7 feet; Monday, 6:05 p.m., -0.9 feet; and Tuesday: 6:47 p.m., -0.8 feet.

Digging hours: Digging will be restricted to the hours between noon and midnight. Even with the earlier times for the low tide, diggers should take lanterns and headlamps.

Weather conditions: Be sure to check weather and surf forecasts before heading out. During the dig last week, people had to contend with dangerous waves topping 20 feet.

“With the rough weather we had during the last opener, digging dropped off significantly as people played it safe,” said Dan Ayres, state coastal shellfish manager. “On the plus side, there’s likely enough clams remaining in the quota to offer more digs later.”

Additional dig: The state also has scheduled to dig in December and January.

The first would start Dec. 2 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors; Dec. 3 at Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; Dec. 4 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch; and Dec. 5 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch.

The next one would open Dec. 31 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch; Jan. 1 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch; Jan. 2 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks; and Jan. 3 at Twin Harbors.

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