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Tag: razor clams

Oct.
16th

State sets razor clam dig dates through the end of the year

Clam diggers can get out their calendars and plan their next trip to the beach. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has released the dates for proposed razor clam digs through the end of the year.

The announcement comes as the first dig of the season runs through Thursday night at Twin Harbors.

Starting Oct. 27, Twin Harbors will be open for four consecutive evening digs if marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. Three other beaches – Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks – are also scheduled to open for digging Oct. 27-28 if
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Oct.
12th

Fishing report: Puget Sound crabbing reopens and razor clam dig begins Saturday

It should be a good weekend. Anglers are hoping the rain will bring salmon into local rivers, the first razor clam dig opens today and crabbing opens in many areas of Puget Sound, just not in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma).

Rivers

Chehalis: The salmon fishing has been decent at the Montesano bridge and upstream from there. People are catching a mix of chinook and coho. Anglers are reportedly using spinners.

Cowlitz: The salmon fishing has been slow in the last week, while some steelhead are being caught at Blue Creek.

Nisqually: Corkies and yarn in green are producing a few

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Oct.
8th

First razor clam dig gets OK

This announcement was made Friday, but I was out of the office.

The first razor-clam dig of the season gets under way Saturday at four ocean beaches. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin showed the clams are safe to eat.

Here is the schedule for the first dig, along with the times for the low tide:

  • Saturday: 5:41 p.m., +0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Sunday: 6:26 p.m., -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Monday: 7:11 p.m., -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 16: 7:57 p.m., -1.5

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Sep.
28th

Fishing report: First fall razor clam dig tentatively scheduled for October

The fall’s first razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled for the middle of October, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week.

The dig will begin Oct. 13 at four ocean beaches if marine toxin tests show clams are safe to eat. The WDFW will confirm the dig about a week before the start, said coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres.

The proposed dates: Oct. 13 (low tide is at 5:41 p.m.) and Oct. 14 (6:26) at Long Beach Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; Oct. 15 (7:11) at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; and Oct. 16 (7:57), Oct. 17

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April
17th

Likely final razor clam dig of season gets OK

The razor clam dig set to begin Saturday has been approved after tests show clams are safe to eat.

With the state’s razor clam season nearing an end, Long Beach and Twin Harbors will be open for digging all three days, while Copalis and Mocrocks will be open Monday only.

“We have just enough clams available for harvest at Copalis and Mocrocks to offer one more weekday dig,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Ayres said he expects this to be the final dig of the season at all beaches.

“We’ll see

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April
16th

State schedules next razor clam dig to open Saturday

The state has scheduled another morning razor-clam dig for later this week, as long as marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
The dig is scheduled for:
Saturday (7:28 a.m., -0.3 feet) at Long Beach and Twin Harbors only
Sunday (8:01 a.m., -0.4 feet) at Long Beach and Twin Harbors only
April 23 (8:35 a.m., -0.4 feet) at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
“We didn’t have enough harvest share left at Copalis and Mocrocks to be able to offer another weekend day of digging, but were able to offer one

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March
20th

FISHING REPORT: Some good news for steelhead anglers

Here is an early peek at Wednesday’ fishing report as I compile information from around the region:

Rivers
Columbia: The abundance of spring chinook is increasing in the lower river, but catch rates were poor last weekend. In the Portland-to-Longview area, boat anglers averaged 0.09 spring chinook per boat, while boat anglers in the estuary averaged 0.07 spring chinook caught per boat. Sturgeon fishing has been slow.

Cowlitz: Fishing has been off and on, but showing signs of improvement. Boaters putting in at Blue Creek are doing well for steelhead and getting a few spring chinook, said Marshall Borsom

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Feb.
24th

First morning razor clam digs of season scheduled

A series of morning razor-clam digs have been scheduled for March and April, as long as test show the clams are safe to eat.

“We’re announcing tentative dates now so people can get them on their calendars,” Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said in a news release. “We’ll confirm the dates once the test results are available.”

Unlike the previous digs this season, these digs are timed to coincide with morning low tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach after noon.

The proposed digs are:

  • March 10: (7:39 am

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