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Title: Razor Clam dates
Post by: GregE on October 28, 2017, 08:31:24 PM
Anybody going? 

October 27, 2017

Contact: Dan Ayres, (360) 249-4628

WDFW approves razor clam dig at Long Beach, Twin Harbors;
awaits further toxin tests on 2 beaches

OLYMPIA – A razor clam dig in early November will go ahead as planned at Long Beach and Twin Harbors, but the status of two other ocean beaches tentatively scheduled to open depends on results from additional toxin testing.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the Nov. 3-5 dig on evening tides at Long Beach and Twin Harbors after marine toxin tests showed that clams on those beaches are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon.

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said that test results at Mocrocks and Copalis meet state health standards, but the Washington Department of Health has asked for one more test to be sure. WDFW expects to announce the results of the testing early next week.

Tentative dig dates for Mocrocks and Copalis can be found on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html

Ayres reminds people that they have a daily harvest limit of 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container.

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:


Nov. 3, Friday, 6:47 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Nov. 4, Saturday, 7:31 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Nov. 5, Sunday, 7:16 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

WDFW has tentatively scheduled another dig for Dec. 1-4, pending results of future toxin tests.
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Hydroman on October 28, 2017, 08:55:07 PM
Yep, We will be at Long Beach, camping at Cape Disappointment 11/2-11/6.

Jim
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: dw on October 28, 2017, 09:17:21 PM
The Clam Huntress and I will be at Grayland. We went to Ocean Shores for the October opener. It was an adventure. Clamming was horrible. Wind and heavy rain on top of the darkness made it very tough. In addition to that, we got separated from our year old pup the first night. He jumped out of the camper as we were shedding wet clothes. With the wind, surf, and rain, hearing distance was about 10 yards. After searching a couple of hours that night and again in the morning, I did what I should have done first thing. I went to Ace Hardware. I stopped the first employee I saw and explained that we had lost our dog and had no idea of where to start our search. Teri immediately took us to an empty checkout stand, gave us her name, cell number, email address, directions to the animal impound station and the Police Department, and said if we came up empty, please come back, she would see what else she could do. We had Buddy back within the hour. Lessons learned! Always keep some kind of restraint on a dog when in a big, new place and if you need help, think Ace Hardware and Teri.

dw
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Craneman on October 29, 2017, 07:46:01 AM
Be prepared for bad beach approaches at Grayland beaches, last dig a lot of stuck vehicles, and people parking on the beach approach  we have 4wheel drive  so no problem, park ranger was real busy and the digging was not good
      Moe
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Kimbrey on October 29, 2017, 09:27:38 AM
Be prepared for bad beach approaches at Grayland beaches, last dig a lot of stuck vehicles, and people parking on the beach approach  we have 4wheel drive  so no problem, park ranger was real busy and the digging was not good
      Moe
I won't be participating on this dig since I'm leaving for AK tomorrow....ugh I hate this time of year.
The beach approach by The Local (County Line) was horrible on the last dig.  We had poor digging the 1st day to the South by or on the North Spit but good digging the next day further North.  Stuck vehicles all over the place at the approach.  We were 4 wheel drive so not much of a problem but the cars made the approach difficult.  The 2nd night there was even one guy parked sideways on the hard part of the approach making it hard for cars to make a run at it....sheesh.  A few days later just for grins I drove out on the Bonge approach which is on the North end of things.  It was easy.  I also heard about a mile South of the Bonge beach approach was good digging both days. 
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: GregE on October 29, 2017, 11:34:12 AM
Thanks Kim-  we'll bring the truck and try to avoid the idjits

Looks like sun eve will be the only window for us-  calendar is booked other days.
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Wiley on November 20, 2017, 04:16:38 PM
Greg E, calendar is booked. I assumed you were retired. Sure seems like retirement is awfully tiring, what,with schedules and everything . :shrug9: maybe it’s a good thing I have to work four more years.  Sorry just my jealousy acting up again. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: StreamFixer on November 21, 2017, 08:36:09 AM
You hang in there Wiley...   Somebody needs to do the work   :applause:  And I sure won't be us old geezers   :stirthepot:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Wiley on December 02, 2017, 06:54:03 AM
Thanks StreamFixer, I appreciate the thought, I find myself drifting off into the sunset daily now,,,,,
Hopefully on the rogue or umpqua..  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: GregE on December 02, 2017, 09:58:43 AM
December dates are Now  1-4

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html

Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Old Chaser on December 02, 2017, 10:47:27 AM
Thanks -I got mine yesterday at Copalis. Rained hard the most of the time.
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: GregE on December 02, 2017, 04:43:34 PM
Got some tips for spotting shows in the rain and dark?

We may go to Twin Harbors Monday- weather should be better and lower tide.
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Old Chaser on December 02, 2017, 07:56:40 PM
Pound the sand they-will squirt and retract their neck when they feel the vibration in the sand. works great.
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: Old Chaser on December 06, 2017, 08:37:37 AM
Looking for a report- Did you go and if so where and how did you do?
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: GregE on December 06, 2017, 09:19:37 PM
We went Monday eve,  1:20 hard digging to get our 30.  Should have found softer sand.  Some good ones- bigger than I've ever gotten.

I've been Trying to get a pic off my new I Phone-  ain't tech grand?!?!?
Title: Re: Razor Clam dates
Post by: twolabs on December 07, 2017, 04:28:15 PM
We went Saturday. Pacific Beach easy four limits. Weather was perfect between rain showers done right at dark.