When the water drops to the bottom of the tide, both the forage and the fish become concentrated, presenting opportunities to throw bait, aritificial or fly lures at fish. In the fall time, primarily October and November, redfish often push into shallow water, seeking to capitalize on the ample opportunities to feed before the water temperature plunges. Speckled trout begin to increase their activity, returning to their estuarine haunts, making for some excellent high-numbers days. Flounder also return from offshore, finding hidey-holes in the eddies formed in the corners of deep creeks.
The low tide fishery is active through the wintertime. Although the redfish become more lethargic, the fish begin to school in eye-popping numbers. With the reduction in water temperature, the estuary water clarity begins to increase significantly, making for excellent sight-fishing opportunities. Low tide fishing begins to taper off once the water warms beyond seventy degrees in the spring time, when it comes time to focus on nearshore endeavors for cobia, tripletail, sharks, jacks, and finally, in late summer, tarpon.