Fishing on a low tide

I just wanna throw it out there... just to make sure I am not insane, but, I have always known that fishing on the high tide is the best times for various reasons which are common sense...

However, is there anyone with half a brain or any knowledge at all regarding this topic that also believes that fishing on a low tide can be quite rewarding aswell?

If so, how and for what and with what variables would fishing landbased on a low tide make?

Maybe im just over eager but I find myself frustrated because I tend to find low tide fishing yielding nothing (or maybe im just crap) and its times like now in the month when the low tide is around sunset or late arvo, the time in the day when I do most of my fishing... I just hate waiting for the month to tick over so that high tides are back to late arvos!

Any way around this? Or any particular counter methods to fishing on a low tide?


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i rekon low tide is good for

Fri, 2007-06-15 05:46

i rekon low tide is good for chasing bream in the canning river.. cos they get stuck in the channels and most of the time the channels are only a few metres off of sand bars that get exposed, where as on a high tide you have to cast at least 20-30 mtres to get over the sand bar and get owned by blowies

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ah yeah, thats pretty

Fri, 2007-06-15 06:28

ah yeah, thats pretty cool... I live nowhere near the canning or the swan in general lol But handy nonetheless to know. :)

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I find that... Late evenings!!

Fri, 2007-06-15 09:04

Yeah, I find that late evenings on the lowtide out the front of my place in Shelley is really producing me some nice size Bream and Flathead aswell because having a channel only a mere 2 meters out infront is sufficently easy to catch fish. But its not always the norm due to the water is rushing at a varied pace and boy your lures would be somewhere else but that also helps me cover more ground especially using softplastics or River2Sea Babyvibes.

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Jangles

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bottom -Hard and fast

Fri, 2007-06-15 10:24

always found that bottom of the tide was good for demersal sp......shorter bite period than a high but a lot hotter sometimes.....

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Low tide

Fri, 2007-06-15 10:34

Up in the pilbara where i live, i actually prefer to fish the low tide in the creeks in summer. As the tide runs out it cuts off deep water sections of the creeks where a lot of the bigger predators dwell until the high water. It is great to work these deeper sections of the creeks with soft plastics, lures or live bait.
The begining of the flood in off the low has actually been our most productive time for fishing for barra. The bait fish are flushed into the creeks and the larger fish, ie barra and thredies are waiting for them on the sandy ruts and any other structure forming an eddie. I havnt really fished the river systems aroud perth too much but i think that a predator is a predator and fish's behaviour will be similar to another species when they are hunting. Look for some of the deeper sectins close to the flats and try your luck. I will be very interested to see how you go.
Hope this helps

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PB

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for say beach/groyne perth

Fri, 2007-06-15 15:56

for say beach/groyne perth coastal fishing, would you say that before the low tide (while the tide is going out), during the lowest tide mark or as the tide is coming in is better?

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try both rickets, but fish

Fri, 2007-06-15 16:04

try both rickets, but fish the groynes on the flood, predators will use the structure as an ambush point. Any variations in water depth or structure provides the habitat predators love. Give it a go mate.

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"Up in the pilbara where i

Fri, 2007-06-15 16:09

"Up in the pilbara where i live, i actually prefer to fish the low tide in the creeks in summer. As the tide runs out it cuts off deep water sections of the creeks where a lot of the bigger predators dwell until the high water. It is great to work these deeper sections of the creeks with soft plastics, lures or live bait."

Too right PB, best bit of advice for fishing Pilbara Creeks.

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Jay Burgess