What Tide Should I Fish? There are many
misconceptions and rumors
about the best tide to fish.
Some fishermen will not fish
small tides, some will not
fish large tides. There are
certainly areas you donít
want to fish on either extreme
but when planning your trip,
first consideration should be your schedule.
For those of you who want
to book your trip based on tides, we have included a tide chart. Our
Captains choose their daily fishing spots based on the days tide and
personal experience. For the larger tides (15 to 25 ft.), we generally
fish shallow waters such as 40 to 150 ft. and for the smaller tides (15
ft. or less), we generally fish the deeper waters like 150 ft. or
greater. As a general rule, the smaller the tide the "easier" the
fishing, not "better". We have had some of our most successful trips on
the larger tides. Cook Inlet has some very large tide swings, but
because of all the islands in our fishing area, we are able to fish away
from the main currents, making a better trip for you.