I am beginning to receive inquiries about when the Tailing Tides will occur in 2011. Tailing Tides are tides high enough to flood the spartina grass in the marsh. This allows the red fish to get up into the marsh and root around for Fiddler Crabs, which is why they “tail.” This is sight fishing at its best. You should plan a trip around these dates if at all possible.

These dates are based upon tide forecasts and are subject to change. Additionally, strong East and Northeast winds will cause a higher tide and strong West winds will cause lower tides, sometimes not flooding a flat at all.

With the water temperature currently in the 60’s, if the warm weather continues, we might get some tailing in April. Stay tuned for further updates!

May 13,14, 15
June 11, 13, 14 and possibly 29, 30
July 10, 11, 14, 28, 29
August 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,10, 11, 25, 26. 27, 29, 31 and possibly the 9th
September 1, 2, 3. 4, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and possibly the 5th, 12th and 14th
October 1, 2, 3, 4, 26. 27. 28. 29, 30, 31 The dates in late October are very weather dependent.