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

October 13, 2009

Four day razor clam dig approved

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective dates: Oct. 16 through Oct. 19, 2009

Species affected: Razor clams

Location: Friday, Oct. 16 ( 5: 50 p.m. -0.5 ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Saturday, Oct. 17 (6: 38 p.m. -0.8 ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch

Sunday, Oct. 18 (7: 23 p.m. -1.1ft.) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch

Monday, Oct. 19 (8: 06 p.m. -1.1 ft.) Twin Harbors

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.

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

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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