Clam digging scheduled at Copalis Beach in Ocean Shores, provided by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. (WDFW).
Before you “Dig Washington,” this video will show how the WDFW manages razor clam resources along the entire coastline.
WDFW typically announces whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the department. Samples clams are tested on a routine basis to determine up-to-date toxin levels. If high toxin levels are detected, clam seasons are delayed or closed. WDFW and DOH work very hard to provide a safe and fun resource to enjoy.
Be sure to double-check with the Department of Fish and Wildlife schedule before you make a special trip.