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

January 19, 2016

Razor clam dig approved Jan. 21 through Jan. 27 at Copalis and Long Beach

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective date: 12:01 p.m. Jan. 21 through 11:59 p.m. Jan 27, 2016

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:

Jan. 21, Thursday, 4: 49 p.m.; - 0.4 feet, Long Beach

Jan. 22, Friday, 5: 35 p.m.; -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Copalis

Jan. 23, Saturday, 6: 16 p.m.; -0.8 feet, Long Beach

Jan. 24, Sunday, 6: 54 p.m.; -0.7 feet, Long Beach

Jan. 25, Monday, 7: 31 p.m.; -0.4 feet, Long Beach

Jan. 26, Tuesday, 8: 05 p.m.; 0.0 feet, Long Beach

Jan. 27, Wednesday, 8: 39 p.m.; 0.5 feet, Long Beach

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.

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

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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