Fishing Tip: fishing eddies and rips

July 16, 2007 by John - No Comments

pilings4.jpgFreshwater trout anglers have long known that fish like to lie in the “broken water” on the downstream side of rocks, downed trees and the like. That same philosophy applies to shallow saltwater flats, shorelines, and bays where a tidal current is present. Snook, redfish, sea trout and striped bass (to some extent) are ambush predators that often linger in spots where the flow boils and eddies, saving valuable energy and surprising prey by shooting out from cover to feed. Look for water washing over, around or by oyster bars, submerged trees, sand bars, reefs, bridge pilings, or other structure, and concentrate most of your casts on the down-tide side of these objects.