Do y’all think when the tide is too high , the fishing isn’t as good?

2 Answers

+2 votes
answered Oct 21, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
It depends on what you are fishing for. Inshore, flooding of the salt marsh with higher tides lets predatory fish move further to hunt for fiddler crabs and other crustaceans that would normally be isolated. Redfish in particular will use these higher tide periods to move further up the marsh. Higher tides usually mean a higher tidal coefficient so flow is much greater. This can and cannot work to your advantage as bait is flushed out of the marshes faster. I think you need to avoid places with high flows that have no joining structure  and look for structure that predator fish can hide behind and lie in ambush for the bait being swept by. Its an interesting question and one which requires knowledge of your particular fishing areas in order to make higher tides work for you and not against you.
+1 vote
answered Oct 25, 2017 by Josh Marcus (395 points)
I think very ride is the best for most types of fishing. If you are fishing in a narrow river mouth and the tide is really high, the fish have more area to spread out and they will be in smaller concentration in any area of the river mouth. Sometimes when you are fishing a shallow area of water, only small fish are able to travel there because of the deapht but when a very high tide comes in, it gives more space for bigger fish to come into a usually shallow area of water.
commented Oct 25, 2017 by Josh Marcus (395 points)
Oops I made a typo, in the first line it is very high tide not very ride
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