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

January 3, 2020

Razor clam digs approved Jan. 8 through Jan. 14

Action: Opens Razor clam season.

Effective date: 12:01 p.m. Jan. 8 through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 14, 2020

Species affected: Razor clams

The specific low tides for this opener:

January 8, Wednesday, 5: 05 pm -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

January 9, Thursday, 5: 47 pm -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

January 10, Friday, 6: 29 pm -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

January 11, Saturday, 7: 11 pm -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

January 12, Sunday, 7: 53 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

January 13, Monday, 8: 36 pm -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

January 14, Tuesday, 9: 20 pm -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Locations:

Area 1 - Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Area 3 - Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from Cape Shoalwater to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

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, 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.

Sanctuaries - It is unlawful to dig for razor clams at any time in the Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Copalis Beach Clam sanctuaries. (See permanent razor clam reserve closures on pg. 128 of the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.)

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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