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Get Ready to Dig! WDFW Announces BONUS Digs!



Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 12.28.06 PMThe 2014 recreational razor clam season is here!

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.

Read the latest WDFW press release on clam digs.

TENTATIVE DATES:  

•           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

Harvest Rules:

        • 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! YouTube Preview Image

 

Posted on April 22nd, 2014