Fish by tides of by light, what’s your opinion

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:17 pm

Hey all,

So I was going to go for a fish tonight at NN.

The time I have a available isn’t consistent and doesn’t always match incomming tides.

I was wondering how many people fish dusk and dawn no matter the tides?

Or if you would only fish on the incomming?

Appreciate your input 👍

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:22 pm

when I fish NN, always before change of light in the morning regardless if its incoming or out going at that time, also get to park closer to the beach instead across the road

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:29 pm

Thanks bro, good to know

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:51 pm

Primarily by work schedule, then dusk/dawn. The only time I find fish really go off the bite is dead high or dead low (i.e. no water moving), but that doesn’t last very long, so I don’t worry about it!

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:27 pm

By light - I always do early early morning.

But I imagine dusk will do well.

Good Luck.

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Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 am

Predawn.... stupid oclock launch if i want to catch fish. fish seem to go off the bite once the sun lights the sky.
evenings.....that last hour of light is magic
anytime its calm.... sometimes im just going fishing/exploring/paddling
Landbased I always prefered incoming to high tide but prefer the first hr of incoming in the yak. more current flow

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Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:37 am

Usually around work time. Generally hit the water at 7am (after a night shift) regardless of what the tide is doing. More often than not I'm eating fish for dinner. Great place to fish btw.

Was a Current Mission Catch 390 now PF400.

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Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43 pm

Yes I start fishing in the dark. I find I catch the largest fish when it is dark, they get smaller as the sky lightens.
I don't fish in the evening as I don't like getting back to shore in the cold and dark with fish to deal with.

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Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:24 pm

I've always found the best time is when the tide starts running. My PB snapper (10lb) was caught at about 11am. But thats at Orere. NN may be different.
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