LONG BEACH Clam diggers have a green light to proceed with an evening razor-clam dig that starts Feb. 17 at Twin Harbors and expands to four other ocean beaches the over the next two days.
Twin Harbors, which has the highest number of clams available for harvest, will be open for digging Feb. 17-19. The four other beaches including Long Beach, will be open for two days of digging, Feb. 18-19.
No digging will be allowed before noon on any of the five razor-clam beaches.
Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, recommends that diggers arrive at the beach about an hour before low tide for the biggest clams.
Evening low tides during the upcoming dig will be at 5:53 p.m. (-0.9 feet) Feb. 17, 6:33 p.m. (-0.9 feet) Feb. 18, and 7:13 p.m. (-0.5 feet) Feb. 19.