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Old 07-08-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Rising or falling tide? stuff

So, I have gotten to where I can absolutely kill the fish at night. I want to get into more day fishing but was wondering what people like.

Do most of you think the fishing is better on a rising or falling tide? Do you like to fish the morning or evening tide? how long before the actual tide do you start fishing?

I am trying to get my skills better on fishing grass flats, bridges, structure for trout and reds during daylight hours. Any help is appreciated. I am mainly fishing shrimp on a popping cork but happy to change if needed.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:20 PM   #2
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Once the sun gets up I switch from topwaters to suspending jerk baits and plastics on a quarter ounce jig head. When it gets hot the fish become lethargic. Lately, I've been catching a lot of big trout between 9 and 11am on a silver mirrodine 17mr. I work the bait almost as slow as I would when it is cold. The fish will almost always hit the bait on the pause.

As far as a falling or rising tide, I use the website below as a guide.


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Old 07-09-2014, 07:44 AM   #3
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I agree w/ what butcher says...
I prefer to evoke a reaction strike rather than a hunger strike...jerk baits do that.

As for tides, I prefer a rising tide if I'm fishing grass, falling tide if I'm fishing points, structure...

Just my perferences.
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You've got some good information coming your way. I would add that if you fish on a moving tide, incoming or outgoing things should pick up. The moving water moves the various types of bait fish, crabs ect. and you'll find that watching that tide cycle should help you a lot. Mike
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Butcher: I just pulled up "tides4fishing" - never heard of this one. Neat stuff. It appears this info is specific to inshore fishing. Thx for the tip...
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