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

March 28, 2017

Razor clam digs approved March 30 through April 2

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. March 30 through 11:59 a.m. April 2, 2017

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:

March 30, 2017, Thursday, 8: 58 am, -0.6 feet, Mocrocks

March 31, 2017, Friday, 9: 47 am, -0.6 feet, Copalis

April 1, 2017, Saturday, 10: 40 am, -0.5 feet, Mocrocks

April 2, 2017, Sunday, 11: 39 am, -0.1 feet, Copalis 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. 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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