Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

March 30, 2012

Razor clam dig approved for April 7 through April 9

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. April 7 through 11:59 a.m. April 9, 2012.

Digging is only allowed from 12: 01 a.m. through 11:59 a.m. each day.

Species affected: Razor clams

The specific low tides for this opener:

April 7, Saturday (7: 36 a.m., -1.2 ft.): Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch

April 8, Sunday (8: 23 a.m., -1.5 ft.): Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch

April 9, Monday (9: 11 a.m., -1.5 ft.): Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Kalaloch

Location:

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from Cape Shoalwater to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

Kalaloch, Olympic National Park South Beach Campground to Brown?s Point (just south of Olympic National Park Beach Trail #3).

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of razor clams are available.

Information contact: Dan Ayres (360) 249-4628, Region 6 Montesano

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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