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FALL 2014



 
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Introduction to the Wells Daily Fishing Forecast 

Tidal Currents are the horizontal movement of tide waters. This horizontal movement is the most vital factor in marine life. Because currents control the movement of fish food, they are the only advance predictable factor in the movement of our gamefish. All the other minor factors which effect the movement of fish can only be determined on a day-to-day basis.

It can be determined when and where the most fish movement will occur on any given day. You can decide whether to fish the deeper reefs, the close to shore feeding areas or the passes from the Gulf.

The "why" it works is known to thousands of fishermen who have depended on the Wells Daily Fishing Forecast for 47 years. This explanation is mostly for new (to the Fishing Forecast) fishermen, but regular users can benefit by reviewing information. For more information...

Sample Forecast

   Day Dir Starts    Ends   Strength
    1   2    3        4         5
   TUE I  12:10am  04:30am  Good
     1 I  10:45am  02:05pm  Good
       O  04:15pm  10:25pm  V Strong
   MID-DAY GOOD LATE AFT'N EXCELLENT 6
   WED I  12:40am  05:20am  Strong
     2 I  11:45am  02:45pm  Moderate
       O  05:00pm  11:10pm  V Strong
  EXCELLENT STARTING LATE AFTERNOON
1.  Day and Date
2.  Direction of current.   
    (I) Incoming or Flooding.  
    (O) Outgoing or Ebbing. 
3.  Approximate time that current 
    will exceed .3 knot
4.  Approximate time that current
    will slow  below .3 knot.
5.  Prediction of current strength.
6.  Forecast of overall prospect for the day.
7.  A "1"  following the strength rating 
    indicates a lower low tide than usual; 
    a "2" indicates  a higher high. 
8.  An * indicates current starts the previous day.

 


 


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