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#11045477 - 08/16/15 02:05 PM Tide Question
Beer Money Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/07/14
Posts: 3513
Loc: Collin County
I'm headed down to Rockport in a few weeks and was curious as to what the best tide is for fishing.
Incoming tide? High tide? Etc...

#11045709 - 08/16/15 04:54 PM Re: Tide Question [Re: Beer Money]
eramos Offline

Registered: 05/01/15
Posts: 67
Depends where you're at. I like the channels at low tide for obvious reason. Drop off ledges are good on rising and falling tide. Oyster beds and grass is nice an hour before and after high tide. Potholes are nice on the falling tide so they concentrate. Now all of this can be reversed or irreverent depending on tide levels, time of year, personal preference, boat style, wading, drifting, etc.

#11046787 - 08/17/15 10:10 AM Re: Tide Question [Re: Beer Money]
Grinder55 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1078
Loc: Rockport, Texas
Morning High Tides have value since in the summer since trout are nocturnal and will stage along shorelines for an early morning feed.

Some locations a high tide is productive no matter what time of day it occurs.

Low tides in certain seasons can drain a marsh, slough or even a small back bay and it's "on" where that water travels over where structure is located.

Hit the right moon phase on a good location with a tidal influence taking place and you can catch limits of more than one of the big four bay species that makes a great meal - trout, redfish, flounder or drum.

#11046834 - 08/17/15 10:34 AM Re: Tide Question [Re: Beer Money]
Beer Money Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/07/14
Posts: 3513
Loc: Collin County
Thanks. I'll be pier fishing in Aransas Bay.

#11047393 - 08/17/15 02:44 PM Re: Tide Question [Re: Beer Money]
fwkid Offline

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 264
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I'll piggy back this since I have a question as well...

Headed down to Corpus on Saturday for a week, taking the yaks so my wife and I can hit the backside around Kate's and such.

Am I looking at the right tide predictor on NOAA if I choose Packery Channel?

When I pull up Bob Hall Pier it's way different...showing a completely different tide pattern.

#11050759 - 08/19/15 09:01 AM Re: Tide Question [Re: Beer Money] Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 1467
Loc: Entire Gulf and Atlantic Coast...
And remember, you want to fish the moving tide ..that is the movement of water up to high tide... or the movement of water down to low tide. If you are there while it's slack it's not going to be as good. In some areas further back, if their is a high tide and a marsh is behind it, then there will be current in that marsh cut for quite a while after high tide. It will move until it equalizes.

To answer the question about which tide location... Using the packery channel location will get you a closer reading for your tide in the bay compared to Bob Hall. Depending on where you are in the bay you may have to add more time to that as well. For example. If you are fishing the Fish pass or wilson cut area...then you'll probably have to add 2-3 hours after the high tide at Packery to get high tide for Wilson's cut.

Hope that helps.
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#11050988 - 08/19/15 11:00 AM Re: Tide Question [Re: Beer Money]
K5RCD Offline

Registered: 07/25/12
Posts: 96
Go here GULF COAST FISHERMAN and click on fishing forecast.

Lots of good info.


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