Fishing Tip: a rule of thumb on tides

June 21, 2007 by John - No Comments

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As a (very general) rule of thumb, fish deeper water (passes/inlets) on an outgoing tide, and fish shallow water (flats/shorelines) on an incoming tide. Fish tend to gravitate toward passes on an outgoing tide, facing the current to gobble up any morsels washed out of the backcountry by the tidal flow. On an incoming tide, they like to follow baitfish as they “push” further and further into the shallows.