Frederick Joaquin, Recreational Angler
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Posted on August 14, 2012 | Permalink
Mallows Bay Snakeheads
Location: Mallows Bay
I was out on my kayak at Mallows Bay on August 12 when I caught and killed three 1 lb Snakeheads (this time cut the gill arches out). I was walking the dog with a small hollow body frog on top of the grass.
Question to DNR: I was wondering why the tide was so different that day? When the tide shifted from low to high it seemed that the water level didn't change by much. What appeared to he high tide looked like low tide still.
DNR Response: Thanks for your email and for killing those snakehead! The biggest factors that affect the height of tide are wind, lunar phase, and rain fall. Looks like the 12th fell on a quarter moon, which resulted in a neap tide. During neap tides, the difference between high and low tide is the least. If wind was pushing water out of Mallows Bay when you were out there, then high tide may have been even lower. Looks like a new moon for this weekend, so high tides should be a bit higher. It could be a good time to get back out there!