Although tides are an everyday natural occurrence, if you match the correct time of year, moon phase and amount of water flow, you may experience the phenomenon of catching quality fish at a familiar spot to the exact minute you planned on – based of course from the amount of junk you scribble in your fishing journal from season's past.
Here's a few of those mini infographics on the tide game, through different fish-holding structure*. Hit it right, and you can give yourself a pat on the back. Hit it wrong, and well – jot down more junk in your journal.
The kayak game: There's a lot of places like this along the North Shore and Long Island Sound which tides play a major role in quality of fish.
Inlets: Find the hidden rock and you'll be rewarded.
Sand bars: Again, a ton of places like this on the north shore and western sound. No happy hour specials, but some of them have crowds big enough you may think someone's handing out free beer.
*just to note, spots and areas are changed to be entirely different then the real spots I fish, to throw the scent off from fellow surf rats. Sorry about that, just protecting the innocent.