Razor clam digs approved for Copalis Beach

January 20, 2023

Action:  Opens Razor clam seasons.

Map of razor clam beaches.

Effective dates:  Jan. 21, Jan. 23, and Jan. 25, 2023

Species affected:  Razor Clams

Specific low tides for openers (digging allowed from 12:00 P.M. (noon) through 11:59 P.M.)

  • Jan. 21, Saturday, 6:23 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Copalis
  • Jan. 23, Monday, 7:52 p.m.; -1.58 feet; Copalis
  • Jan. 25, Wednesday, 9:16 p.m.; -0.22 feet; Copalis

Location:  Copalis Beach; which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Reason for action:  Harvestable numbers of razor clams are available and toxin levels are safe for consumption for clams from Copalis Beach.

All other razor clam beaches remain closed due to toxin levels above the WDOH action level.

Additional information:  The daily limit is 15 razor clams per person. Under state law, a daily limit consists of the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition, and each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

Digging is prohibited in the razor clam reserve located just south of the Ocean City approach on Copalis, which are marked by 10-foot poles with signs.

Information contact:  Dan Ayres (360) 249-4628, Region 6 Montesano

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).