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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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More razor clam digs announced through March

The state Department of Fisn and Wildlife earlier today announced more dates for razor clam digs. The schedule includes the first dig on morning low tides, set for the end of March.

Here is the press release:

Clam diggers who miss the razor clam dig that runs through next Tuesday (Feb. 12) will have plenty of other chances to hit the beach in the weeks ahead.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a tentative schedule for razor clam openings through March.

The current dig, previously approved by WDFW, runs Feb. 7-12 after noon each day at

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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.


Next razor clam dig will open Jan. 25

The second dig this month for razor clams will open Jan. 25 and run through Jan. 27 on various beaches. State shellfish managers approved the evening dig after tests showed clams are safe to eat.

Digging will be allowed all three evenings at Long Beach and Twin Harbors – the two beaches with the most clams available for harvest, said Dan Ayres, the state’s coastal shellfish manager. Copalis and Mocrocks beaches, popular areas that include Ocean Shores, will be open for just one night of digging, on Jan. 26.

No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon. The

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State OKs razor clam dig to open on Tuesday

The first of two December razor clam digs will open as scheduled, beginning Tuesday at Twin Harbors. Tests showed clams are safe to eat, allowing the dig to proceed as planned. Test samples showed the clams were well below state standards for domoic acid and PSP.

There is one change, however. Long Beach will be open a third day, Dec. 16, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

Here are the opening dates and the time of the evening low tides and the beaches that will be open each day:

  • Tuesday: 4:51 p.m., -1.1 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Wednesday:

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Fishing report: Razor clam dig OK’d, decent salmon fishing

Here are some highlights from the full fishing report that will appear in Saturday’s sports section.


American: The lake is producing some large rainbow trout. The morning bite has been the most productive. Anglers are floating yellow dough bait 3-4 feet off the bottom.

Potholes: Anglers are catching limits of yellow perch from the Medicare Beach area. They are fishing from a boat in water 20-40 feet deep. Bass fishing has been good in Crab Creek in the afternoon The walleye fishing is slow, but should pick up as temperatures drop.

Washington: Schools of yellow perch can been found

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Razor clam dig opens Tuesday at Twin Harbors

The next evening razor clam dig will open Tuesday at Twin Harbors beach, then include openings three other beaches later next week.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin tests at all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed until after noon at any beaches.
The dig at Twin Harbors will run through Nov. 17.Long Beach will be open Nov. 15, followed by Copalis and Mocrocks on Nov.16.
“If razor clams have a place on your Thanksgiving table, this is the time to get

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