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Old 02-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Question fish the jetty incoming, or outgoing?

am going jetty fishing, hoping for big lings, ..
i have done a search, and found a few 100+ post on the subject... but I never did see a diffinitive answer on weather you should fish incoming or outgoing tide.. high slack... I saw for perch it was incoming to high slack,, is this the rule for the jetty over all, or does it vary by type of fish?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: fish the jetty incoming, or outgoing?

For salmon I've always done better on the incoming tide. For crabs hi slack and for bottom/rock fish either slack seems to work. Never had much luck fishing for anything on the outgoing tide.

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: fish the jetty incoming, or outgoing?

Have caught a few fish on the outgoing tide, but very few. Low slack has been ok, but it seems the closer to high tide the better the fishing seems to get. Never targeted just lings though, usually drifting bait for perch and greenling or throwing smaller lures for rockfish.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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High slack seems to be the best! Good luck- hoping to get out there.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: fish the jetty incoming, or outgoing?

The places I fish are mainly low water spots meaning you don't want to be on the rocks with the tide pushing in, we do very well on low slack. I actually prefer fishing 3 hours after hi tide , almost like clock work the fish will start snapping.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: fish the jetty incoming, or outgoing?

Depends on your technique. If you want to cast out rubber jigs like swim baits or curly tails or work bait under a slip bobber, I would fish end of the incoming through high slack, and the beginning of the outgoing.

Low tide is good for poking around in holes, there is a very effective technique called Poke Poling that you can catch fish with at low slack.

Low slack can make for some tough getting around on jetty rocks. Think felt soles with cleats.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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INCOMING TIDE IS THE BEST. BUT HAVE DONE GOOD ON OUTGOING. GOOD LUCK
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #8
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Default Re: fish the jetty incoming, or outgoing?

Depends A LOT on the surf conditions......if its nice and calm with not much tide exchange, you can pretty much fish all the time.

I fish whatever time is safest for me, regardless of incoming or outgoing tides.
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