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

December 17, 2015

Razor clam dig approved Dec. 24 through Dec. 26

Action: Opens Razor clam season on Copalis Beach only.

Effective date: 12:01 p.m. Dec. 24 through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 26, 2015

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

Species affected: Razor clams

The specific low tides for this opener:

Dec. 24, Thursday, 5: 47 p.m.; -1.2 feet, Copalis

Dec. 25, Friday, 6: 30 p.m.; -1.3 feet, Copalis

Dec. 26, Saturday, 7: 12 p.m.; -1.1 feet, Copalis

Location: Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River,and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of razor clams are available, and marine toxin levels have been determined to be safe.

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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