LONG BEACH — Depending on the outcome of pending marine toxin testing, clam diggers will get their next shot at Long Beach Peninsula razor clams starting next week.
Shellfish managers will announce a final decision on those digs about a week before they are set to begin.
Tentative razor clam dates for the remainder of April:
• April 20, Wednesday, 6:25 a.m.; 0.6 feet; Long Beach
• April 21, Thursday, 7:01 a.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach
• April 22, Friday, 7:35 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach
• April 23, Saturday, 8:08 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks
• April 24, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach
• April 25, Monday, 9:18 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks
• April 26, Tuesday, 9:56 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks
• April 27, Wednesday, 10:39 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach
• April 28, Thursday, 11:28 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach
State shellfish managers recommend that diggers hit the beach an hour or two before low tide.
Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2015-16 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.