Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

April 17, 2012

Razor clam dig approved for April 21 through April 23

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. April 21 through 11:59 a.m. April 23, 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:

Saturday April 21, 7: 28 am, -0.3 feet: Long Beach, Twin Harbors only

Sunday, April 22, 8: 01 am, -0.4 feet: Long Beach and Twin Harbors only

Monday, April 23, 8: 35 am, -0.4 feet: Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks


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.