Originally Posted by Rip Tide
I think that it makes a big difference in places where there's a lot of moving water like a channel between an island and the mainland or a rip at the mouth of a bay or saltpond.
Stronger tides, faster water, more chaos
The larger difference in tides on a beach or at a point helps to concentrate bait on the ebb and will let the gamefish explore territory that they couldn't normally reach on the flood.
I'm not sure that makes as much of a difference as the fast water but it all depends on the specific location
It's pretty safe to say that it produces all out chaos in the surf but I always seem to be in the wrong place. Maybe I should use my normal process for picking a fishing spot and then do the exact opposite.