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

April 14, 2016

Razor clam digs approved

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. April 20 through 11:59 a.m. April 28, 2016.

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 20, Wednesday, 6: 25 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Long Beach

April 21, Thursday, 7: 01 a.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach

April 22, Friday, 7: 35 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach

April 23, Saturday, 8: 08 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks

April 24, Sunday, 8: 42 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach

April 25, Monday, 9: 18 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Copalis, Long Beach, Mocrocks

April 26, Tuesday, 9: 56 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Long Beach, Mocrocks

April 27, Wednesday, 10: 39 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach

April 28, Thursday, 11: 28 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach

Locations:

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

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.

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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