Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 39 No. 1 - Page 22

F L O R I D A A p a l a c h i c o l a B a y G U L F to C a p t i v a P a s s Forecast Adjustment Times Florida Reefs to Midnight Pass Point Ybel (0.4 mi. nw) ....... -1:00 Captiva Pass ......................... -1:20 Gasparilla Pass ..................... -1:45 Venice Inlet .......................... -2:20 Midnight Past (ent.) ............. -1:50 Sarasota Bay Big Sarasota Pass ................. -2:10 New Pass .............................. -3:00 Longboat Pass ...................... -2:55 Cortez (N. of bridge) ............ -1:25 Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Ent. ................... Same Mullet Key Channel (ent ...... -0:15 Passage Key Inlet ................. -1:15 Bunces Pass .......................... -1:00 Tampa Bay (cont'd) Cats Point ............................. -2:55 Sunshine Skyway Bridge ..... -0:15 Joe Island (1.8 mi. NW) ....... -0:20 Pinellas Pt. (0.5 mi.le SE) .... -1:30 Ross Island .......................... +1:10 Courtney Campbell Pkwy ... +0:45 Catfish Point (1.3 mi. east) . +0:30 Boca Ciega Bay Pass-a-Grille Channel ............ -:55 Blind Pass (north end) .......... -1:40 Johns Pass ............................ -1:45 The Narrows ........................ -1:00 Apalachee Bay St. Marks River .................... -1:00 Four Mile Pt. ........................ -0:40 St. Marks ............................. +0:50 To adjust for your fishing area, add (+) or subtract (-) hours and minutes shown above for the area you plan to fish from the Forecast time. No attempt should be made to compare the time of high or low tide, shown below, to the times of current presented in the Fishing Forecast. Tide Table Adjustment Times HIGH LOW Cape Romano -1:22 Naples (outer coast) -2:04 Estero Bay Little Hickory I. -0:58 Carlos Pt. -1:08 Matanzas Pass -1:10 San Carlos Bay Point Ybel -1:50 Punta Rassa -1:01 Caloosahatchee River Iona Shores +1:08 Cape Coral Bridge +1:15 Fort Myers +2:08 St. James City, Pine I. -0:30 Captiva Island (outside)-2:20 Captiva Island (P. I. Sd)-0:46 Redfish Pass -0:55 Matlacha Pass +0:43 Punta Gorda Charlotte Harbor +1:06 Shell Pt.-Peace River +1:52 Englewood, Lemon Bay -0:57 Venice Inlet -2:02 Sarasota Bay Sarasota -1:38 Cortez -2:00 -1:06 -2:07 -1:05 -1:28 -1:34 -1:12 -1:19 +1:40 +2:02 +2:44 -0:44 -2:28 -0:20 -1:14 +1:28 +1:27 +2:30 -0:40 -1:38 -0:58 -1:25 HIGH LOW Tampa Bay Egmont Key (channel) -2:27 -2:24 Anna Maria -2:07 -2:31 Bradenton, Manatee. -1:24 -0:55 Redfish Point -0:30 +0:14 Mullet Key Channel -2:22 -1:58 Shell Point +0:08 +0:17 Point Pinellas -0:22 -0:29 St. Petersburg Same Hillsborough Bay +0:07 +0:26 Boca Ciega Bay Pass-A-Grille Beach -1:34 -1:30 Gulfport -1:32 -1:05 John's Pass -2:14 -2:04 Clearwater -1:50 -1:35 Anclote Keys, Sound -1:47 -1:46 Tarpon Springs -0:50 -0:41 St. George Sound Dog Island (west end) +0:07 +0:06 Carrabelle River +0:35 +0:31 St. George Island (east)-0:15 +0:06 Apalachicola Bay Cat Point +1:20 +1:27 Apalachicola +2:00 +2:44 Lower Anchorage +1:43 +2:09 West Pass +1:33 +2:17 The daily tide tables are to be used only as a depth of water guide and have no correlation to the maximum times of current. To adjust for your fishing area, add (+) hours/minutes or deduct (-)hours/minutes shown above to the times of hi or low as indicated by the tide tables. Winter Structure (Continued from page 10.) the year, when low water temperatures make fish extremely lethargic. Because of this, areas near deep water holding tidal breaking structure make the best wintertime fishing holes. The deep water offers fish a place to shelter during the passing of a cold front, while the structure gives them an excellent chance at an easy meal between fronts. This structure can be anything that deflects the current during strong tidal movement, offering fish an ambush point from which to feed on baitfish swept along by the moving water. Vast open water areas, where there is deep water for miles, won’t draw fish because there is nothing to block the current, giving predators a chance to ambush their prey. Areas containing drastic depth changes from shallow to deep are the best. Fish can hide in the deepest parts of these areas during extreme temperatures, and can feed along the dropoffs and ledges on mild days as bait fish come sweeping over the ledge with the current. The presence of additional, physical structure within the water col [[