Clam diggers to get this weekend at Long Beach
Monday, March 4, 2013
LONG BEACH — Razor clam digging will be open on the Long Beach Peninsula Friday through Sunday.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday was added to scheduled digging on Saturday and Sunday because diggers harvested fewer clams than expected there in February.
Low tide will be 0.0 feet at 4:01 p.m. on Friday, -0.2 feet at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday and -0.2 feet at 6:33 p.m. on Sunday.
Daylight savings time begins on Sunday.
"If you forget to set your watch ahead, you could miss an hour of prime digging,'' said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager. The best digging is an hour or two before low tide.
Digging on morning tides tentatively is slated for March 29-30 at Long Beach.
Low tides those dates will be -0.6 feet at 8:40 a.m. on March 29 and -0.7 feet at 9:26 a.m. on March 30.