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

March 19, 2019

Razor clam digs approved March 21 through March 24

Action: Opens Razor clam season.

Effective date: 12:01 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. 1, 2019 March 21, 2019

12: 01 a.m. March 22 through 11:59 a.m. March 24, 2019

Species affected: Razor clams

The specific low tides for this opener:

March 21, Thursday, 7: 48 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks

Switch to a.m. tides

March 22, Friday, 8: 14 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch;

March 23, Saturday, 9: 01 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch

March 24, Sunday, 9: 49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch

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.

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown's Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park.

Mocrocks Beach, located between the Copalis River and the southern boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation (just south of the Moclips River) and includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach, and Moclips.

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from Cape Shoalwater to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of razor clams are available for recreational harvest.

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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