I'm already planning a trip next June for king salmon, and looking at the tide charts, there's due to be some major flood tides in Ketchikan/Prince of Wales area. Like 23 feet from high to low (18.57 high to -4.42 low). Or I can go during a week with 10 to 12 foot ebb tide differences (13.36 high to 1.84 low).
I know that bigger tides makes spawning salmon charge up the rivers, but what effects does it have on feeding kings in saltwater? My feeling is to pick the ebb tides simply because it'll be easier to troll in lighter currents. Also - and I may be very wrong on this - it seems like the baitfish, salmon, etc would spend less energy fighting the currents and be more likely to congregate at various structure points.
Any wisdom y'all would care to share?