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Razor clam dig opens Wednesday at Twin Harbors; Copalis and Mocrocks closed for season

Another way to take advantage of the warm weather this week is to take part in the razor clam dig that will open Wednesday.

The dig will run through May 14 at Twin Harbors and Friday and Saturday at Long Beach. No digging will be allowed at either beach after noon.

Here are the low tide times for this dig:

  • Wednesday: 6:22 a.m., -0.5 feet, Twin Harbors
  • Thursday, 7 a.m., -0.8 feet, Twin Harbors
  • Friday, 7:37 am, -0.9 feet, Twin Harbors and Long Beach
  • Saturday: 8:12 a.m., -0.8 feet, Twin Harbors and Long Beach
  • Sunday: 8:48 a.m., -0.7 feet,

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Next razor clam gets OK to open Tuesday

State shellfish managers have approved a morning razor clam dig that will run Tuesday-April 14 at Twin Harbors beach and April 12-14 at Long Beach, Copalis, and Mocrocks beaches.

No digging will be allowed at any beach after noon.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin test showed the clams are safe to eat on those beaches.

The dates, along with morning low tides, are:

  • Tuesday: 6:39 a.m., 0.0 feet, Twin Harbors
  • Wednesday: 7:19 a.m., -0.3 feet, Twin Harbors
  • April 11: 7:57 a.m., -0.4 feet, Twin Harbors
  • April 12: 8:34 a.m., -0.4

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Fishing report: Weekend outlook filled with sun, warm temps

Good weather in the weekend forecast should bring plenty of people out to local lakes, coastal beaches for a razor clam dig and to rivers looking to hook a steelhead. The National Weather Service is predicting mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid-60s Saturday and Sunday. Could it be that spring fishing is finally here?

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will run in Wednesday’s Sports section.


Cowlitz: The fishing is picking up, but slowly. People are catching a handful of steelhead and a few spring chinook. Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered

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Boat, possibly from tsunami, found on Long Beach Peninsula

Local, state and federal agencies are responding to an approximately 20-foot boat that washed ashore today on the Long Beach Peninsula in Pacific County.

Agency staffers are evaluating whether the boat was swept into the Pacific Ocean during the devastating tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011. The boat is also being inspected for potential aquatic invasive species. No oil or hazardous materials have been associated with the boat.

Officials from the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission ask that the public stay clear of the boat so the state Department of Fish and Wildlife can take precautionary actions including steam

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Fishing report: Conditions improve on Olympic Coast rivers

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will run in Wednesday’s Sports section.


Columbia: During the first three days of March they state checked 760 anglers who had caught 17 spring chinook and eight steelhead. All but one of the chinook were caught by boat anglers from Kalama to Vancouver. The steelhead were caught from Vancouver downstream. During Saturday’s effort flight count, there were 280 boats and 355 bank anglers. Sturgeon has been on the slow side below and above Bonneville Dam.

Olympic Coast: After being blown out over the weekend, rivers are dropping and the steelhead

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Fishing report: Weather could make weekend dicey

Here are highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Saturday’s Sports section:

This weekend’s success – and safety – will largely be predicated by the weather. Rivers were rapidly rising Friday, so if the rain continues it could make water conditions unfishable. The strong winds in the forecast will make fishing Puget Sound difficult and could make for dangerous conditions for the weekend razor clam dig. Wave heights off Cape Elizabeth were at 17 feet Friday morning. State officials warn digs to be extra cautious when waves there top 11 feet.



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Next razor clam dig will open Feb. 7

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced plans for the next razor clam dig, set to open Feb. 7.

Here is the press release:

State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run Feb. 7-12 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the evening dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.

Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager, said the dig will extend for six consecutive evenings at Twin Harbors, the beach with the

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Portion of Long Beach closed for tonight’s razor clam dig

This was just posted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Fish and Wildlife police officers responded to a beach near the Oysterville area where a 50-foot commercial crabbing vessel ran aground today.

A portion of the beach, beginning about two miles north of the clam reserve, will be temporarily closed by the WDFW Police for tonight’s scheduled razor clam dig due to diesel spillage and debris that has been scattered along the beach. The good news is that about 90 percent of the beach will remain open for tonight’s dig.