Get ready to dig! The 2014 Razor Clam Season is HERE and 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.
• Apr. 27, Sunday, 5:53 a.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Apr. 28, Monday, 6:39 a.m., -0.8 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Apr. 29, Tuesday, 7:22 a.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Apr. 30, Wednesday, 8:03 a.m., -1.2 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 01, Thursday, 8:43 a.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 02, Friday, 9:23 a.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 03, Saturday, 10:04 a.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 04, Sunday, 10:47 a.m., 0.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
- 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!
Posted on April 22nd, 2014