Fishing Tip: consider both wind and tides

June 21, 2007 by John - No Comments

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Remember that wind can severely influence tide heights. A strong wind moving in the same direction as the tidal flow can literally “blow out” a dropping tide, exposing shallow areas and leaving boaters stranded in the shallows for hours. Conversely, a wind blowing with an incoming tide can increase tidal flow — and water height — considerably. Be sure to check weather reports along with tide charts.