The Best Tides For Redfish, Snook, And Speckled Trout [Flats, Bays, & Creeks]

By: Luke Simonds on April 24, 2018
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Do you want to know the absolute best tides for redfish, snook, and trout are for the flats, bays, and creeks?

If yes, this video tutorial below will show you the #1 factor to keep in mind when planning your next inshore fishing trip.

Plus, you’ll learn about the two most common mistakes anglers make that significantly decreases their odds of success when it comes to fishing the different tides.

And as you’ll see towards the end of the video, there are some tactics that can be used to catch inshore slams (redfish, trout, snook, flounder) even when fishing “bad” stages of the tide cycle.

The red section of this tide graph is technically a bad time to fish as you’ll see in the video below.

But even during those “bad” tidal stages, you can still have some great fish catching if you know how to roll together all of the various factors and put yourself at the right spot for the given conditions.

In fact, you’ll see a good slam (redfish, snook, and trout) caught during the exact tide period shown above in the tide tutorial video below.

Please watch the entire video on reading tide charts and don’t hesitate to ask me any questions in the comment area below.

Click the play button below now.

Best Tides For Redfish, Snook, & Trout (VIDEO)

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Were you shocked by the answer for the best tide?

We’d be doing you a disservice if we said tides weren’t critical.

In fact, it is essential for all saltwater anglers to know how to effectively read a tide chart because tidal cycles play such a big role in the feeding activity of redfish, snook, and trout.

However… make sure to not just focus on the tide height because the current is an EXTREMELY important factor to consider.

In order to get consistently good at catching quality inshore fish (redfish, trout, snook, flounder, etc.), you’ll have to get good at predicting where the top feeding zones will be based on multiple important factors such as:

  • Tides/Currents
  • Season
  • Wind direction/speed
  • Water temperature
  • Cloud cover
  • Water clarity

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Hector Castellanos

You mention some preferences that change based on season and a course that covers that…what course is that? Thanks

Thomas Manley

Good video with lots of why’s answered for all. Now that it is starting to cool off a little, I see fishing has really picked up lots in the Placida area. Thanks for all your help!

Fred Zaiko

Great presentation!

Caleb Keebler

Wow thanks guys!

Jamal Gordon
Jamal Gordon

Great video. Very helpful.

Joseph Curatolo

Great video about tides and current. I will put tem to work this week. Just have to find some days where the wind is not too strong.

Bruce Mulvey

I fished the other day just after a cold front blew through dropping temps. I was targeting flounder coming out of the marshes due to the cold, but when I got to my targeted area, the incoming tide was “ripping” at 8-10 knots, pushing me down the bank way too fast. My bait was moving too fast too, so I eased into a small inlet and caught a couple of nice flounder. I guess they look for refuge from the current too.

John Simkunas


Rich Despault

Luke, where do you get the tide charts in a graph form. do you have the website? In South Texas I can find a number of tide charts but they are all numerical charts. I would really like to get the graph form,

Steven Free

Thank you so much Luke your awesome yes I was able to watch it on you tube great video yea I think that slow tide you were talking about was a beginning of a slack tide so to speak but of coarse you still got bit you lucky young smart devil you I love you man you love that crazy dog as much as I love mine so damn funny i also got a tip buy a copy of the florida sportsmans fishing planner it has great tips all over florida for each month and its a fishing planner so you can record your catch and days activities also it has a tide chart for each month and its shown in the graphic style you were demonstrating in your video very convienant and worth the 20 bucks thanks again for all what you guys do your all awesome😁

Steven Free

Very strange luke tried to watch the video but it says my browser doesnt recognize any of the videos wich is bull because i have watched many and this is the first one i have had problems with no other ones said that and i was easily able to watch every one but this one

Bill Flynn

Great video on tides and current Luke! Thanks! #Salt Strong 💪

Gregory Ramko

Lol. Great video. Otis is da Man. He was chill at the Christmas party. Maybe he needs a brewsky from the insider glass to relax.

Jbythewood1 Bythewood

I use tide 4 fishing I like it but I was wondering is that a good chart for reading tides or is there a better one that you recommend