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Razor Clam Digs Begin in Washington State

The excitement of razor clam digs start in Washington.

Twin Harbors and Long Beach, Washington are home to a plethora of razor clams. October 7th marks the beginning of a hopeful season of digging razor clams this year.

According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, they have approved the dig after testing the safety of eating clams.

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Dan Ayers, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers arrive to the beach an hour or two before low tide for best results. It’s important that WDFW regulations are following accordingly, meaning that no person is to dig before noon on any beach.

Under Washington State law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are regulated to keep the first 15 they dig. Every digger must have their own container to keep their razor clams.

If you’re looking for the best method of digging razor clams, reference Digging Razor Clams for resources. If you’re like most clam diggers in the Pacific Northwest, you don’t want to make clam chowder on the beach before you get them home. These guidelines will help you understand the benefits of digging razor clams without any problems.

In the Pacific Northwest, digging razor clams is a way of life that can’t be beat by canned clams.

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Razor Clam Digs Begin in Washington State