The Gulf Coast Fisherman
2020 Annual Digest
Featuring 12 Months of the
WELLS DAILY FISHING
in printable digital format only.)
NOTICE: Separate Forecasts for the WEST,
NORTH and FLORIDA COASTS will not be offered in 2020.
Published Exclusively by Gulf Coast Fisherman since 1956.
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Introduction to the Wells Daily
Tidal Currents are the horizontal movement of tide waters.
This horizontal movement is the most vital factor in marine life. Because
currents control the movement of fish food, they are the only advance predictable
factor in the movement of our gamefish. All the other minor factors which
effect the movement of fish can only be determined on a day-to-day basis.
It can be determined when and where the most fish movement
will occur on any given day. You can decide whether to fish the deeper
reefs, the close to shore feeding areas or the passes from the Gulf.
The "why" it works is known to thousands of fishermen
who have depended on the Wells Daily Fishing Forecast for 47 years. This explanation is mostly for new
(to the Fishing Forecast) fishermen, but regular users can benefit by reviewing
information. For more information...
Day Dir Starts Ends Strength
1 2 3 4 5
TUE I 12:10am 04:30am Good
1 I 10:45am 02:05pm Good
O 04:15pm 10:25pm V Strong
MID-DAY GOOD LATE AFT'N EXCELLENT 6
WED I 12:40am 05:20am Strong
2 I 11:45am 02:45pm Moderate
O 05:00pm 11:10pm V Strong
EXCELLENT STARTING LATE AFTERNOON
1. Day and Date
2. Direction of current.
(I) Incoming or Flooding.
(O) Outgoing or Ebbing.
3. Approximate time that current
will exceed .3 knot
4. Approximate time that current
will slow below .3 knot.
5. Prediction of current strength.
6. Forecast of overall prospect for the day.
7. A "1" following the strength rating
indicates a lower low tide than usual;
a "2" indicates a higher high.
8. An * indicates current starts the previous day.