OUTDOORS: Razor clam digging reopens today

OLYMPIA — Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches beginning today, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish managers confirmed last week.

“This next tide series will provide us with some daylight digging days since the first few low tides occur before or just after sunset,” said Bryce Blumenthal, a WDFW coastal shellfish biologist. “That will be followed by the lowest tides of the month, so there should be plenty of opportunity to get clams on the table for the Super Bowl.”

Not all coastal beaches are open for every dig, so diggers are encouraged to make sure their intended destination is open before heading out. Optimal digging occurs between one and two hours before the listed time of low tide.

The following digs during afternoon and evening low tides (noon to midnight only) will proceed as scheduled:

• Today, 3:52 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Mocrocks.

• Wednesday, 4:41 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Thursday, 5:26 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Friday, 6:09 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Saturday, 6:49 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Sunday, 7:29 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Monday, 8:08 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Copalis.

Tentative dates during evening (noon to midnight only) low tides in February:

• Feb. 21, Wednesday, 4:56 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Feb. 22, Thursday, 5:33 p.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Feb. 23, Friday, 6:05 p.m.; 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Feb. 24, Saturday, 6:34 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Feb. 25, Sunday, 7:02 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Mocrocks.

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