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

April 22, 2009

Three-day razor clam dig starts Saturday

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective dates: April 25 through April 27, 2009

Species affected: Razor clams

Location: Saturday, April 25 (7: 27 a.m., -1.3 ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Sunday, April 26 (8: 10 a.m., -1.6 ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Monday, April 27 (8: 55 a.m., -1.7 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.

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.

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