Good Mobile Apps for Tides

#16
I got a Navionics chart plotter for my phone and it has all the tide data on it. It's $14 but it's worth it in my opinion. I like it for finding the contours. You have to download the dat for the area you want but once it's there you don't need service to access it.


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#17
I just bookmark my favorite beaches on the protides website and use my web browser. I pretty much leave the tide chart and weather report open in my browser all year.
 
#18
Look at deepzoom.com. This site provides tidal data, but more important than tides, you get current speed and direction. Tide height will tell you if there's room on the beach, but how fast the water is moving means more to me.
 
#19
For whatever reason I thought the tides speed was dictated by the tidal exchange difference. I mean I never put #'s to it, but on the beaches I fish I thought I could figure out how hard it will rip depending on the total drop. I do notice though that during the exchange sometimes it rips harder, then seems to slow down and then again the speed will pick up. Strange, I'd like to learn why this happens.
 
#22
For a really good insight to NW tides, and effects on fishing, read Steve Raymond's THE ESTUARY FLY FISHER. First read the chapter "The Nature of Tides", then "Observations of Fish and Tides". This is the best piece I've seen on the subject.
 

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#23
I got a Navionics chart plotter for my phone and it has all the tide data on it. It's $14 but it's worth it in my opinion. I like it for finding the contours. You have to download the dat for the area you want but once it's there you don't need service to access it.
it also has current data built in. great app, as the underwater contours might help explain some of what you see on the water.