Clam digging scheduled Friday, Saturday



OLYMPIA — Clam digging at four Washington beaches will resume on Friday.

Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks will be open on Friday, with Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks staying open on Saturday.

No digging is allowed before noon.

Low tides are -1.9 feet at 6:27 p.m. on Thursday and -1.8 feet at 7:14 p.m. on Saturday. Most diggers arrive at the beach one to two hours before low tide.

“Digging razor clams is a popular way to burn off a big Thanksgiving dinner,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. “Fortunately, we have some nice low tides for the holiday this year.”

The daily bag limit is the first 15 clams dug. Each diggers limit must be kept in a separate container.

An annual razor clam license costs $11. A three-day license costs $6.60.