Thursday, July 21st, 2011 12:02:06
Life’s Opportunities Easily Missed
People who take fishing seriously, who want to take advantage of the flood tide opportunities as they happen, study the tides and phases of the moon to determine the best possible fishing times. They determine the best locations by talking to other or more experienced fishermen, or by watching the flood tides over time to determine where the water will go. Rather than leaving their fishing to chance, these anglers attempt to provide themselves with the best opportunity to be successful at fishing.
They can increase their chances of success by showing up at the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment (including, in this case, a jig, a fishing lure with a lead sinker, hook and soft body covering made to resemble a fiddler crab).
Properly armed with information, equipment, location and timing, the fisher is more likely to be able to take advantage of the opportunity the flood tide provides. However, those people who are ill-prepared can squander an opportunity.