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coastal razor clam digs plentiful for this weekend


digs scheduled for mocrocks, twin harbors, copalis. lower columbia sees first catches of spring chinookthe list of spring choices is expanding with a legitimate chance to catch a spring chinook, trout and bottomfish or digging up a batch of razor clams.coastal razor clam digging opens thursday during afternoon/evening low tides at mocrocks and twin harbors; friday at copalis and twin harbors; saturday at mocrocks and twin harbors; sunday at copalis and twin harbors; and monday at twin harbors.success has been excellent since the season began on oct. 16 with diggers at twin harbors averaging 12.4 clams per person (daily limit is the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition); copalis, 12.4; and mocrocks, 11.4.long beach remains closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid that can






coastal razor clam digs feb. 23-28 approved for three beaches, and more digs sch


it’s almost time to dig into coastal beaches, as state fish and wildlife has given the green light for the next round of digs to begin thursday (feb. 23) at twin harbors with other beaches opening soon after.digging dates are feb. 23 at twim harbors; feb. 24-26 at copalis and mocrocks; and feb. 27-28 at twin harbors. digging is open during evening low tides only.long beach remains closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid – a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae – that can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.“we’ve also got more digs planned at copalis, mocrocks and kalaloch in march and april,” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “digs during that period for twin harbors and long beach won’t be made un






thousands of clam diggers turned out for recent digs at copalis and mocrocks bea


some of the largest crowds of the coastal razor clam digging season converged this past thursday through sunday to copalis and mocrocks, and at times the procession of vehicles coming on and off the beach on the highway 101 resembled the end of a seattle seahawks game at centurylink field.“there was a lot of pressure not only on the beaches, but on the roads over the weekend, and the turnout on saturday at mocrocks was big,” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager.some of the largest crowds of the spring coastal razor clam season showed up this past weekend at copalis and mocrocks. this photo shows thousands of diggers at copalis ion sunday. photo courtesy of jeanne chang.on thursday (march 30) at mocrocks beaches there was 1,300 diggers with 11,500 for a






long beach remains closed for razor clam digging; copalis and mocrocks will open


the jinx on opening the coastal razor clam digs at long beach this fall, winter and now spring along the southern-most coast stays in place as marine toxin testing is still a concern, but two beaches to the north will be open later this week.digs have now switcher to morning low tides with mocrocks open on thursday (march 30, low tide is minus-0.6 feet at 8:58 a.m.); copalis open friday (march 31, -0.6 at 9:47 a.m.); mocrocks open saturday (april 1, -0.5 at 10:40 a.m.); and copalis open sunday (april 2, -0.1 at 11:39 a.m.).the first samples of marine toxin numbers at long beach taken earlier last week were all in the single digits – 9 ppm – which is a pretty significant drop, and well below the 20 ppm action level. but, the latest test samples that came out showed they had increased with o






next razor clam digs start tuesday, includes twin harbors closed since late nove


razor clam enthusiasts will dig this news.the next round of coastal razor clam digs have been approved to begin tuesday (feb. 70) on copalis and mocrocks beaches, and also includes twin harbors beach that has been closed since nov. 27 due to high levels of marine toxins.“we got good marine toxin numbers for all three beaches including twin harbors, which is great news,” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “toxin levels have been dropping over the last several weeks at twin harbors and now meet public health standards.”next digs during evening low tides are feb. 7-9 at copalis and mocrocks; feb. 10-12 at mocrocks only; and feb. 7-12 at twin harbors only. other future dates are feb. 24-26 at copalis and mocrocks.most read storiesunlimited digital acces






two coastal beaches approved for razor clam digging, but cancelled at twin harbo


state fish and wildlife has approved the next round of coastal razor clam digs that begin friday (march 24), but the downside is a spike in marine toxin levels at twin harbors has cancelled digging until further notice.digging will be open during evening low tides on friday (march 24) at mocrocks; saturday (march 25) at copalis; and sunday (march 26) at mocrocks.”one of the three samples at twin harbors tested at 21 parts per million (the action cutoff level is 20 ppm), so we can’t open (as) we had planned,” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “we will however keep testing and open twin harbors again as soon as possible.”twin harbors has been closed most of the season due to domoic acid — a natural marine toxin produced by certain types of marine alg






next round of coastal razor clam digs will likely be announced monday, twin harb


the coastal razor clam digs that concluded this past monday through march 9 were either very good or downright lousy as was dictated by the weather conditions.“overall i can tell you it was on again, off again, and a lot was dependent on the weather,” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “on (march 9) at mocrocks people did fine, and (march 10) was stupendous short-sleeved weather at copalis.”clam diggers harvest the razor-clam bounty.by saturday there was big crowds at mocrocks with nasty weather, and diggers really struggled although by contrast state fishery observers at twin harbors reported just about everyone got their limits (the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition is a daily limit).then by sunday it improved again, and people at






twin harbors added to next coastal razor clam digs beginning march 24 with final


state fish and wildlife has decided to add more razor clam digs for twin harbors that will coincide with two other beaches opening march 24 once final results of marine toxin testing are announced on monday.if approved digging will be open during evening low tides on march 24 and 26 at mocrocks and twin harbors; march 25 at copalis and twin harbors; and march 27 at twin harbors.toxin levels at twin harbors had jumped above the action level of 20 parts per million in december and early-january that lead to a temporary closure, but have dropped since then.tapping the sand with his shovel, herb zile of longview is closely followed by his dog bentley as he looks for a razor clam “show” or dimple on its surface. the coastal razor clam digs that concluded march 9-13 were either very good or down






next razor clam digs feb. 24-26 could be approved by thursday, more planned in m


state fish and wildlife could announce approval of the next round of coastal razor clam digs as soon as thursday (feb. 15).if approved digging will be open feb. 24-26 at copalis, mocrocks and twin harbors. digging is open during evening low tides only.long beach remains closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid – a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae – that can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.more digs at copalis and mocrocks are also scheduled for march and april, and specific digging dates could be announced by thursday too. those digs will switch to morning low tides.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.digs during that period for twin harbors and long beach won’t be made until additional marine toxin testing is c






razor clam festival is friday to sunday at ocean shores


the razor clam festival and seafood extravaganza is friday through sunday at the ocean shores convention center, and is hosted by the quinault beach resort and casino.activities include kids corner, local and regional chefs, clam chowder competition, vendors and food demonstrations, and a clam gun decoration contest.coastal razor clam digging during fall, winter and spring is a highly popular recreational activity that lures more than half-a-million diggers to beaches who’ve averaged millions of clams dug annually.hours are: friday, noon to 6 p.m.; saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. cost is $3 or $5 for all three days, and kids under age 12 are free. for more information, go to http://www.graysharbortalk.com/2017/03/14/ocean-shores-razor-clam-festival/.most read sto






oregon coastal razor clam marine toxin dilemma much worse than washington


as state fish and wildlife keeps close tabs for marine toxins in razor clams along the washington coast – especially the extended closure at long beach – it appears for the most part unaffected especially along the northern beaches of copalis and mocrocks.but, a much dire situation is taking place just across the columbia river on the oregon coastline, which has faced an longer closure period due to very elevated levels of domoic acid – a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae – that can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. the state department of health will close a beach once the levels exceed 20 parts per million (ppm).as of jan. 20 the latest test samples from oregon showed places like clatsop beaches, sunset beach was at 53.0 ppm; newport bea






final approval on next coastal razor clam digs to be decided later on tuesday


state fish and wildlife postponed their announcement on the next round of coastal razor clam digs until sometime on tuesday morning.“state health got bogged down and were short on staff so we won’t have results until later (tuesday),” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “if the numbers are good then we will go with the dates we’ve already proposed.”“if they are good at twin harbors we plan to throw out a bunch more days,” ayres said. “also the marine toxin numbers at long beach were all in the single digits (9 parts per million with an action cutoff level of 20 ppm), which is a pretty significant drop.”ayres says his staff plans to collect another round of test sample of clams on sunday, and results could be approved sometime next week.most read stor






coastal razor clam digs begin tuesday, but won’t include long beach and kalaloch


the next round of coastal razor clam digging was approved to begin this coming week on three coastal beaches, but unfortunately won’t include long beach or kalaloch.dates for digging during evening low tides are tuesday (march 7) at twin harbors (low tide is 0.5 feet at 2:33 p.m.); wednesday (march 8) at twin harbors (0.1 at 3:35 p.m.); thursday (march 9) at mocrocks and twin harbors (minus-0.1 at 4:28 p.m.); friday (march 10) at copalis and twin harbors (-0.3 at 5:13 p.m.);  saturday (march 11) at mocrocks and twin harbors (-0.3 at 5:54 p.m.); sunday (march 12) at copalis and twin harbors (-0.1 at 7:31 p.m.); and monday, march 13 at twin harbors (0.3 at 8:06 p.m.).mark yuasa (right), tegan yuasa (yellow jacket) and taylan yuasa dig for razor clams at copalis beach with iron springs resort






fishing report: san juan islands and eastern strait a good spot for salmon


if you want to stay indoors, the seattle boat show runs from thursday through urday at the centurylink field event center.the agenda of places to go range from outdoor to indoor activities in the days ahead.on top of the list: good salmon fishing in the eastern strait of juan de fuca, more possible razor clam digs on coastal beaches and indoors at the seattle boat show.the next round of coastal razor clam digs have been approved to begin tuesday on copalis and mocrocks beaches, and also includes twin harbors beach, which had been closed since nov. 27 due to high levels of marine toxins.“we got good marine toxin numbers for all three beaches including twin harbors, which is great news,” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager.most read storiesunlimited dig






razor clam diggers waiting word on possible long beach opener along with two nor


razor clam diggers are anxiously awaiting word on whether long beach on the southern coast will finally open for digging.“our guys dug samples on all beach locations sunday night, and they hit the (department of health) doorstep (monday morning),” said dan ayres, the head state fish and wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “they indicated they’d try to expedite the results for long beach (and other beaches to the north), and hopefully know sometime (by tuesday).”the first samples of marine toxin numbers at long beach were all in the single digits – 9 ppm – which is a pretty significant drop, and well below the 20 ppm action level.twin harbors remains closed due to domoic acid — a natural marine toxin produced by certain types of marine algae that can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in






marine toxin testing on coastal razor clams show decline in levels, but long bea


this has been an unpredictable season for razor clams on coastal beaches, and while digs are set to begin thursday, there has been that chance of marine toxins shutting down digging on a moment’s notice especially on beaches south of westport.the next digs are thursday (feb. 23) at twim harbors; friday to sunday (feb. 24-26) at twin harbors, copalis and mocrocks; and monday and tuesday (feb. 27-28) at twin harbors. digging is open during evening low tides only.long beach on the other hand remains closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid – a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae – that can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.here the results of the most recent marine toxin test information obtained through dan ayres, the head state fish and wi






winter blackmouth classic should be good gauge of how fishing bounces back from


despite rain, weekend should provide opportunities for anglers, including those in the 500-plus square mile olympic peninsula salmon derby’s winter blackmouth classic.another round of heavy rain and winds have put a temporary halt on most fishing activities, but anglers should be able to get back on the water in time for the holiday weekend.the top spot for hatchery chinook remains the eastern strait of juan de fuca, where a check this past weekend at ediz hook boat launch in port angeles showed 56 boats with 109 anglers taking home 61 chinook. note: the daily catch limit for hatchery-marked chinook was reduced from two to one daily.a good gauge will happen friday to sunday when anglers take to the water for the olympic peninsula salmon derby’s winter blackmouth classic.the derby – held fo