Clam Digging & Shell Fishing

For more information, including dates, equipment, instructions and recipes, please visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s page on Razor Clam Digging. Crab Rings and Shellfish Licences may be purchased at Dennis Company in Raymond.  Various areas have public access for Razor Clams, Native Littlenecks, Manila Littlenecks, Butter Clams, Cockle Clams, Eastern Softshell Clams, Macomas Clams, Geoduck Clams, Horse Clams, Oysters, Dungeness Crab, Red Rock Crab, Mussels, Goose Barnacles, Sandshrimp, Seaweed; check the regs for details.

The beaches of North Cove and Grayland are famous for their productive razor clam beds.

Clam digging on the beaches is a favorite activity for locals and visitors alike. There are many different types of clam digging equipment.

Tubular clamming guns come in either aluminum or plastic forms and clamming shovel lengths can vary greatly. Give each of these types a try and choose the one that fits you best.

Other equipment handy for a dig include: a net bag in which to store your clams, waders to brave the tide and warm clothes to fight off the elements. Area beaches and the dates they are open vary due to numerous environmental factors and permit availability. Always check the season and regulations with the Recreational Emergency Regulations Hotline at 360-796-3215, and don’t forget your Shellfish/Seaweed License.

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