I'm going fising at SPSP on Friday and Solomons on Sat. Where can I get the best HI/LO Tide info for these areas. Anybody else going to these places? Also, I'm using squid and bloodworms for bait, any other suggestions?
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.phtml?$station=tplm2 This is Thomas Point Light data link download. There are maybe a hundred other sites to select as well-- like offshore Fenwick Island, the VA Capes, Hatteras, etc. These give you a ton of data about water and air conditions, temps, wind speed and direction, etc.
The DNR site: (cut & paste for Kent Narrows 7/7/03)
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 7 Low 6:25 AM 0.8 5:46 AM Set 12:59 AM 48
7 High 11:26 AM 1.6 8:33 PM Rise 1:57 PM
7 Low 6:13 PM 0.3
The Nautical Software site has color graphics and much more data. I like the way they overlay the tides with the sunrise/sunset so you can plan easier. They also give you the option of choosing current speeds and the tidal variations as a function of time - so a 10 foot hole under the Narrows bridges might be only an 8 foot hole if you get there late. On a hot day that difference in water temp could be important.
I think the other data sources are just as important, especially for those who have long drives to get to the Bay. The Thomas Point Light data link can give you a whole lot more to plan your trip with than any tv or radio station weather guy. That's even more important for nautical conditions at the beach, offshore and Tidewater, VA.
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