Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 40 - No. 4 FALL 2016 - Page 21

North Gulf Fishing Forecast NORTH GULF Tide Tables DECEMBER 2016 CURRENT MOVEMENT CURRENT MOVEMENT DAY DIR STARTS ENDS STRENGTH THU O 02:00am 08:00am V Strong 1 I 02:10pm 08:00pm V Strong EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST FRI O 02:45am 08:35am V Strong 2 I 03:00pm 08:40pm Strong EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST SAT O 03:30am 09:10am Strong 3 I 03:55pm 09:15pm Strong EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST SUN O 04:15am 09:35am Strong 4 I 05:10pm 09:30pm Good EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST MON O 05:15am 09:35am Good 5 I 06:15pm 09:35pm Good EARLY MORNING BEST TUE O 06:10am 09:10am Moderate 6 I 07:10pm 09:10pm Weak EARLY MORNING BEST WED O 06:35am 08:25am Weak 7 I 04:55pm 06:25pm Very Weak EARLY MORNING BEST THU O 04:15am 05:45am Very Weak 8 I 03:50pm 05:30pm Weak EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST FRI O 02:15am 04:05am Weak 9 I 12:05pm 02:05pm Weak I 03:30pm 05:30pm Weak EARLY, LATE AFTN BEST SAT O 01:20am 04:20am Moderate 10 I 11:15am 02:55pm Good O 11:45pm 04:25am Strong LATE MORN, EARLY AFTN BEST SUN I 10:55am 04:15pm Strong 11 O 11:45pm 05:25am Strong LATE MORN, AFTN BEST MON I 11:20am 05:20pm V Strong 12 LATE MORN, AFTN BEST TUE O 12:05am 06:20am V Strong 13 I 11:50am 06:10pm V Strong AFTERNOON BEST WED O 12:40am 07:10am V Strong 14 I 12:30pm 06:50pm V Strong AFTERNOON BEST THU O 01:25am 07:45am V Strong 15 I 01:25pm 07:25pm V Strong AFTERNOON BEST DAY DIR STARTS ENDS STRENGTH FRI O 02:05am 08:05am V Strong 16 I 02:05pm 07:45pm Strong AFTERNOON BEST SAT O 02:45am 08:15am Strong 17 I 02:55pm 07:55pm Strong LATE AFTERNOON BEST SUN O 03:30am 08:10am Strong 18 I 03:40pm 07:40pm Good LATE AFTERNOON BEST MON O 04:05am 07:45am Good 19 I 04:10pm 07:10pm Moderate EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST TUE O 04:45am 07:25am Moderate 20 I 04:15pm 06:35pm Moderate EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST WED O 05:05am 07:05am Weak 21 I 04:25pm 06:15pm Weak EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST THU O 04:10am 05:50am Weak 22 I 11:15am 01:05pm Weak I 03:45pm 05:35pm Weak MIDDAY, LATE AFTN BEST FRI O 12:30am 02:50am Moderate 23 I 11:10am 01:50pm Moderate O 11:30pm 02:50am Good LATE MORN, EARLY AFTN BEST SAT I 11:00am 03:00pm Good 24 O 11:10pm 03:50am Strong LATE MORN, EARLY AFTN BEST SUN I 10:55am 03:55pm Strong 25 O 11:20pm 04:50am Strong LATE MORN, AFTN BEST MON I 11:05am 04:45pm Strong 26 O 11:45pm 05:35am V Strong LATE MORN, AFTN BEST TUE I 11:35am 05:35pm V Strong 27 LATE MORN, AFTN BEST WED O 12:20am 06:30am V Strong 28 I 12:20pm 06:20pm V Strong AFTERNOON BEST THU O 01:00am 07:10am V Strong 29 I 01:00pm 07:00pm V Strong AFTERNOON BEST DAY TIDE TIME HT-FT DAY TIDE TIME HT-FT THU 1 FRI 2 SAT 3 SUN 4 MON 5 TUE 6 WED 7 FRI 16 SAT 17 SUN 18 MON 19 TUE 20 THU 8 FRI 9 SAT 10 SUN 11 MON 12 TUE 13 WED 14 THU 15 Lo 09:34am Hi 11:09pm Lo 10:17am Hi 11:45pm Lo 10:57am Hi 12:21am Lo 11:32pm Hi 12:58am Lo 12:01pm Hi 01:33am Lo 12:24pm Hi 01:56am Lo 12:33pm Hi 09:16pm Lo 12:18pm Hi 08:05pm Lo 04:22am Hi 07:47pm Lo 05:01am Hi 07:56pm Lo 05:51am Hi 08:23pm Lo 06:46am Hi 09:01pm Lo 07:44am Hi 09:46pm Lo 08:44am Hi 11:21pm Lo 09:41am Hi 11:21pm -0.3 1.4 -0.3 1.4 -0.3 1.3 -0.3 1.2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.8 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.9 0.0 1.1 -0.3 1.3 -0.5 1.4 -0.6 1.5 -0.7 1.5 -0.7 1.5 WED 21 THU 22 FRI 23 SAT 24 SUN 25 MON 26 TUE 27 WED 28 THU 29 FRI 30 SAT 31 Lo 10:32am -0.6 Hi 12:05am 1.3 Lo 11:13am -0.5 Hi 12:44am 1.1 Lo 11:40am -0.3 Hi 01:12am 0.9 Lo 11:49am -0.2 Hi 01:04am 0.7 Lo 11:36am 0.0 Hi 08:51pm 0.6 Lo 10:50am 0.1 Hi 07:33pm 0.6 Lo 08:36am 0.1 Hi 07:16pm 0.8 Lo 05:48am -0.1 Hi 07:22pm 0.9 Lo 05:56am -0.2 Hi 07:41pm 1.0 Lo 06:55am -0.4 Hi 08:07pm 1.1 Lo 06:55am -0.4 Hi 08:39pm 1.1 Lo 07:32am -0.5 Hi 09:14pm 1.2 Lo 08:10am -0.5 Hi 09:50pm 1.2 Lo 08:48am -0.6 Hi 10:27pm 1.2 Lo 09:23am -0.6 Hi 11:03pm 1.2 Lo 09:54am -0.6 Hi 11:39pm 1.1 CURRENT MOVEMENT DAY DIR STARTS ENDS STRENGTH FRI O 01:45am 07:55am V Strong 30 I 01:55pm 07:45pm V Strong AFTERNOON BEST SAT O 02:30am 08:20am V Strong 31 I 02:40pm 08:10pm Strong EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST (Continued from previous page.) at which the lure is passing through the light. Sometimes the fish prefer a steady, quick retrieve, while other times they like a more erratic retrieve with many twitches and pauses. Most of the strikes will come at the edge of the light and at times the fish will prefer the lure to pass by this edge at different angles depending on the current direction. Changing up the angle of the retrieve every so often sometimes draws more bites. Fall is finally here as temperatures are beginning to make a move towards a more mild direction. Some of the best fishing of the year is taking place right now and anglers can bring the action right to their boat by using a green light at night. Check out John Drawe’s green fishing lights at thegreenfishinglight.com and put one to the test. The next after dark feeding frenzy awaits. GCF OCTOBER • NOVEMBER • DECEMBER 2 0 1 6 21