Tom Rosenbauer interviews Dr. Aaron Adams, director of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, who talks about the science behind tides and suggests ways that fly fishers in particular can use tide predictions to have more success in saltwater. Tom also offers some tips on tailwater fishery insects for trout anglers.
“The gravitational pull of the moon, primarily, and the sun second, pull bulges of water away from the center of the earth. The bulges are the high tides, of course, and so you have other areas that have less water, like a trough. Those gravitational effects on the water are greatest during the full and the new moon, because that is when the sun and the moon are aligned.”