More digging dates have been announced for March and April on Ocean Shores’ beaches.
It’s great news for guests of The Polynesian Resort, who can schedule stays while taking advantage of special spring room rates.
Diggers should be aware that only one beach – either Mocrocks or Copalis – will be open each day of the upcoming dig. No digging is allowed on open beaches before noon. And, the best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide.
WDFW also has tentatively scheduled a four-day dig on morning tides that alternates open days between Mocrocks and Copalis beginning March 30. Final approval of that dig depends on the results of an upcoming toxin test.
Tentative razor clam digs in March and April:
- March 30, Thursday, 8:58 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Mocrocks
- March 31, Friday, 9:47 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis
- April 1, Saturday, 10:40 a.m., -0.5 feet; Mocrocks
- April 2, Sunday, 11:39 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis
- April 13, Thursday, 8:43 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Copalis
- April 14, Friday, 9:18 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Mocrocks
- April 15, Saturday, 9:55 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Copalis
- April 16, Sunday, 10:36 a.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks
- April 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Mocrocks
- April 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.8 feet; Copalis
- April 29, Saturday; 9:32 a.m.; -1.7 feet; Mocrocks
- April 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Copalis
Final approval of future digs will be confirmed by the Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife.
Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 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.