State shellfish managers have proposed two days of razor clam digging in February at Copalis beach in Ocean Shores.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tentatively scheduled a dig on evening tides for Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20, with final confirmation to be announced about a week earlier.
- Feb. 19, Friday, 4:33 p.m.; 0.0 feet, Copalis
- Feb. 20, Saturday, 5:17 p.m.; -0.1 feet, Copalis
The WDFW identifies Copalis Beach from the north jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor to the Copalis River.
Recreational digging for razor clams is truly a family sport. It can be enjoyed by children and senior citizens alike. With its family-friendly, apartment-style accommodations, The Polynesian Resort in Ocean Shores is a favorite destination for clam diggers.
All you need to have some fun on the beach is a clam shovel or specialized tube, a bucket or container to put your clams in and most importantly, a clam license. When low tides occur at night, you’ll benefit from a lantern or flash light, too.
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2015-16 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses can be purchased on line or at various retailers, including the Ace Hardware in Ocean Shores.
Comprehensive information about razor clams, from updates on tentative digs to how-to advice on digging and cooking, is available at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.