Razor Clamming

The Peninsula is among five state-designated razor-clam digging beaches on the Washington coast, along with Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.  The peninsula, stretches 24 miles, from Beards Hollow near North Head Lighthouse to Leadbetter Point State Park.  Thousands maybe even tens of thousands will dig for clams along the beach when tides get low in the spring.

Current Information -😢Razor Clams. April 23, 2018

The 2017-18 Recreational Razor Clam Season has come to an end

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) routinely closes the razor clam fishery in late May when the clams begin to spawn. State shellfish managers closed the fishery in late April this year after diggers harvested the allotted number of clams for the season, based on an annual analysis of the razor clam population.

The next season will begin in fall, when the clams have recovered from spawning and a new generation begins to grow beneath the sand.

WDFW will conduct an annual assessment of razor clam stocks over the summer and will announce a fall dig schedule on their website in September.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

For updates on upcoming openings, see WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.

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