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

December 5, 2008

Razor clam dig approved Dec. 11-14

Action: Open Razor clam season

Effective dates: Dec.11 through Dec. 14, 2008. Digging will be restricted to the hours between noon and midnight.

Species affected: Razor clams

Location: Thursday, Dec. 11 (5:23 p.m. -1.1 ft.) Copalis, Mocrocks

Friday, Dec. 12 (6: 13 p.m. -1.5 ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Saturday, Dec. 13 (7: 02 p.m. -1.6 ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Sunday, Dec. 14 (7: 50 p.m. -1.4 ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Beaches scheduled to open are:

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

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, 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.

Reasons for action: Harvestable surplus of razor clams are available.

Other Information: A license is required for everyone age 15 or older. Harvesters may take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 taken, regardless of size or condition. Each digger's limit must be kept in a separate container.

Information contact: Dan Ayres (360) 249-4628.

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.