What Are Tides and How Do They Affect Fishing?

Cocoa Beach charters and other experienced anglers closely watch tides to determine the ideal time for fishing inshore waters


The tides are an amazing phenomena – each day, water levels close to the coast will rise and fall with the same predictability as the sunrise and sunset. While this process is well-known, many fishermen do not factor it in when planning their trips.

Experienced anglers and fishing charters though will closely study the tides around Cocoa Beach and the Indian River Lagoon since this can oftentimes mean the difference between a good trip and a mediocre one.

Before getting into the specifics of how the tides can affect fishing, we must first understand what the tides are. Continue reading “What Are Tides and How Do They Affect Fishing?”