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, 2010

Razor clam dig approved for April 27 thru May 2

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. April 27 through 11:59 p.m. April May 2, 2010

Tuesday April 27, 6: 21 a.m., -1.0: Long Beach and Twin Harbors only

Wednesday, April 28, 7: 06 a.m., -1.4: Long Beach and Twin Harbors only

Thursday, April 29, 7: 50 a.m., -1.6: Long Beach and Twin Harbors only

Friday, April 30, 8: 32 a.m., -1.5: Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks

Saturday May 1, 9: 15 a.m., -1.0 : Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch

Sunday, May 2, 9: 58 a.m., -0.7: Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch

Species affected: Razor clams

Location: Longbeach, 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.

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, 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.

Reason 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.