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Marco Island Tides Chart

Tides play an important role in the behavior and feeding activity of fish, especially those inhabiting nearshore areas. Baitfish and crustaceans follow tidal flow up into the mangroves to seek food and refuge from their predators. Gamefish follow and intercept their prey in the passes, the creeks and the shoreline edges. Fishermen need to be familiar with the tides in order to be where the gamefish are and to navigate nearshore without grounding.

A good written resource for tide information is "The 1997 Florida Sportsman Tide Atlas" by Wickstrom Publishers. It shows the current month's high and low tides for Marco Island; when they occur and their relative water depth. Knowledgeable fishermen study these data to determine when the fish are apt to be actively feeding and where the fish will be located. Keep in mind, however, that these estimates are based solely on the relative positions of the Sun, Moon and Earth; they can be significantly affected by wind and atmospheric pressure.

Here is a  helpful links to
Marco Island & Caxambas Pass: Tide Charts & Current Predictor

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