Razor clam dig OK’d for Easter weekend!

Razor Clam diggers have a green light to dig razor clams Easter weekend, March 25-27
clams at Mocrocks Beach, just north of Ocean Shores.

This is great news for our guests, said Ginny Hll, manager of the The Polynesian Resort.   “Last weekends’ dig was incredibly bountiful.  It didn’t take long at all for clam diggers to reach their limits.”

She encouraged those interested in clamming this weekend to books rooms at The Polynesian now.

The Polynesian offers the only apartment-style lodging accommodations in Ocean Shores. The affordable, fully furnished suites provide plenty of room for families and small groups. With complete kitchens, it’s easy to cook in.

The dig at Mocrocks is scheduled on morning tides and ends at noon each day. Low tides during the three-day dig at Mocrocks are:

  • March 25, Friday, 8:31 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 26, Saturday, 9:06 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Mocrocks
  • March 27, Sunday, 9:42 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks

Mocrocks Beach extends from the Copalis River to the south boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation.

The timing is perfect.  The town’s  Easter Egg hunt hosted by the Fire Department is set for Easter Sunday at 1pm at the Ocean Shores Elementary school. All ages are welcome to join the fun.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), which sets seasons for the fishery, also announced proposed dates for clam digging on April 7-10 and April 23, 25-26. They will confirm those dates about a week prior.

 

 

 

Razor Clam Festival this weekend; its clammin’ time!

Perfblog clamectly timed with this  weekend’s Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the opening at Mocrocks and Copalis beaches for clam digging!

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

March 18, Friday, 4:15 p.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
March 19, Saturday, 5:07 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis
March 20, Sunday, 5:50 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Mocrocks, Copalis

Concurrently, beachgoers can attend the 10th annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival, with plenty of fun-family events scheduled Friday-Sunday, March 18-20 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

The marquee happening at the festival is the clam chowder cooking competition. Local  restaurants compete for the title of “Best Clam Chowder on the Pacific Northwest Coast.” Amateur chefs compete for the title of best homemade clam chowder.  It’s a fun and spirited competition, that allows patrons to do plenty of sampling.

Additionally, the three-day festival will feature live music, other artisan foods,  an auction of decorated clam guns/shovels, cooking demonstrations, and for kids,  mechanical shark rides, face painting and even ponies to pet and ride.

The huge, heated pool, spa and sauna at The Polynesian is also a treat for families, too!

It’s a perfect kick off to spring on the coast!

Rooms are nearly sold out for this weekend,  but call ahead for later in March when the WDFW is expected to confirm additional clamming dates.

These dates should be  confirmed next week:

March 25, Friday, 8:31 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks
March 26, Saturday, 9:06 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Mocrocks
March 27, Sunday, 9:42 a.m.; 0.7 feet; Mocrocks

Stay up to speed here:  http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.