January 20, 2023
Action: Opens Razor clam seasons.
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