Click the Atlas for access of worldwide tide locations
and tide predictions. Although this linked-site provides many tide locations
Top Fishing Secrets will not vouch for any addendums that the site makes:
however, since the tide data collected by the site does get its information
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Top Fishing Secrets endorses all NOAA publications with regard to tides,
currents, and barometric pressure locations.
Tides, Water Levels, and Currents
Canada, United Kingdom, and United States
Interactive Tide Locations
Click the NOAA Logo for Interactive Tide Locations,
Predictions, Currents, and Weather Stations in and around the
United States, which also includes Great
Lakes information. Marine and freshwater anglers can
determine precise locations with provided Longitude and Latitude
coordinates. Having this information is a great safety feature
should something go wrong on the fishing trip whether by bank,
shoreline, or boat.
If you can catch a trout (on the
left) in the Salt then you can catch a monster salmon (on the right)
All inland migrating fish's arrivals can be timed with incoming
tides. The trick to timing tides is that fishermen must abandon the
idea of fishing banker's hours. Sometimes the best tides to fish are
in the dead of night while others are during the heart of the day near
noon. Whether you fish from a boat or along the shoreline figure out
what tides to fish before leaving home to maximize the amount of time
fishing versus time spent looking where and when to fish. A little research
goes a long ways to getting more fish than all other anglers on the
Why Tides are Critical to Fishing
The movement of water have currents that move the entire bio mass,
no matter what the form of life is so it becomes imperative to understand
where the currents move species of fish. Unless the species of fish
you're going after are actually "Cruisers" they will succumb
to Gyres (Giant circular patterns of water movement) of oceans and seas.
Knowing how these currents move fish allow anglers to head them off
and get fish on. Commercial fishermen have been doing it for decades
and now you can too.
© Timothy Kusherets, 2004/09