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

January 11, 2017

Razor clam dig starts Friday on 2 ocean beaches

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective dates: 12:01 p.m. Fri., Jan. 13 through 11:59 p.m. Sun., Jan, 15, 2017

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. 13, Friday, 7: 17 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks

Jan. 14, Saturday, 7: 59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks

Jan. 15, Sunday, 8: 40 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks


Area 4 - Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Area 5 - 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: Survey results show that adequate clams are available for harvest in Razor Clam Areas 4 and 5. Washington Department of Health has certified clams from this beach to be safe for human consumption.

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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