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Do you have any tips for fishing the tides like in the California Delta.  What do you do different with out going vs. in coming tides.  In your opinion what part of the tide do you feel is the sweet spot?  Thanks!!


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Basic way I go is troll with the tide, which ever direction.  And an hour before and an hour after the top of the tide.


If you pay attention to what the tide is doing, you can follow it in and out.

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Hi DG, tides and be a bit tricky, however as a general rule the last hour of outgoing and first hour of incoming are preferred.   Slack water or no water movement are not.   Here are some more general rules: Hight tide positions fish closer to the bank or shallower and low tide positions them on the end of cover types and closer to deeper water.  I generally like to fish areas that offer a little bit of everything with a mixture of hard (rock) and soft (weeds) cover types, flats, sharper breaks, current breaks that create an “eddy” and stay in that area and fish it through the tides cycle.  At some point they tend to reveal there location and what presentation they prefer.  I found moving around and following the tide to be a little more challenging. 


Hope that helps...good fishing!

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