River fishing and Tides
Kenai Penninsula - What is the best time to fish for Kings. High tide, Low tide, outgoing, incoming?
I learned a lot last summer/spring (call it what you will) fishing for Kings in the rivers of the KP. I think that I could have maximized my catch and minimized my time if I would have paid more attention to the tides.
So - what is better?
I don't mind relaxing and soaking eggs or throwing spinners at high tide, but I like throwing my fly rod and personally think that is more effective for catching the mighty King.
You'll find patterns of maximum fish movement from two hours before to two hours after high. Often this will be a cyclical maximum (in trerms of exactly when the biggest movement occurs) that varies slightly with the cycles of spings & neaps.
Low slack also can provide some increased flow ... but typically under higher flows rather than lower.