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Hernando beach tides

I was told to post here but out of curiosity how dry do the marshes around Hernando beach gets n a -0.5 negative tide? do they still hold some water at all or do they end up bone dry? could a mud boat or a kayak naviagate?


  • SurveyorSurveyor Junior Member Newberry, FlPosts: 14 Deckhand
    West Central region is where you need to ask. 
  • xmuskyguidexmuskyguide Senior Member Beautiful HomosassaPosts: 1,981 Captain
    We often get posts for Bayport on this forum but I can't answer your question. Permit_me fishes inshore down there and could answer your question. 
  • capt louiecapt louie Moderator citrus countyPosts: 10,881 Moderator
    If an East wind it will get dry just like up here.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • permit_mepermit_me Senior Member Tampa Bay areaPosts: 1,199 Officer
    negatives tides are a bear. Used to fish it w a 14 ft john boat. crunched along oyster on some low tides that were not even negative.  Had a 16 ft logic that i used to slip back in with at the at the end of the outgoing, get as far back in as possible (literally sitting on bottom) and wait for tide to flip and be in place as reds move back in. that way when tide gets higher you can either move out or further back in.
    Sometimes I'd slip back in when there was a 8 in to a foot of water (outgoing) and get in a hole, previously marked. Negative tides just make some mornings too difficult to fish southern Hernando county, IMO. those same days are the ones to fish the bigger afternoon tides, when water temps warm up.
    With my new boat I wuss out and stay on points and islands and avoid working across those bars, unless theres a couple feet. There's a few rocks as well as oysters. no hurry.
    I have seen and caught cobia on those flats (in 2-3ft of water) there this time of year, sight fishing. As well as reds snook n trout 
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