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

April 29, 2016

Razor clam digs approved May 6 through May 12

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. May 6 through 1:00 p.m. May 12, 2016.

Digging is only allowed from: 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 a.m. each day. Except digging hours extended to 1:00 p.m. on May 12.

Species affected: Razor clams

The specific low tides for this opener:

May 6, Friday, 6: 51 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach

May 7, Saturday, 7: 39 a.m.; -2.0 feet; Long Beach

May 8, Sunday, 8: 26 a.m.; -2.1 feet; Long Beach

May 9, Monday, 9: 14 a.m.; -1.9 feet; Mocrocks

May 10, Tuesday, 10: 03 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Mocrocks

May 11, Wednesday, 10: 55 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Mocrocks

May 12, Thursday, 11: 49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks (digging hours extended to 1:00 p.m. this day)

Locations:

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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