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slack water

[′slak ′wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
The interval when the speed of the tidal current is very weak or zero; usually refers to the period of reversal between ebb and flood currents.
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During a slack tide when the action slowed, we weren't a bit bored--out came the shucking knife, crackers and Tabasco sauce.
The grays seem to bite best when the current is flowing, so slack tide may be the time to catch bait or eat lunch.
Something to watch for: Sometimes at slack tide the drum will rise off the bottom and lazily circle just beneath the surface.
Bridge pilings provide structure for many species and are best targeted at slack tide by casting up close to piling bases.
If you are there at slack tide in calm conditions, look for them on the surface.
At the passes, an outgoing tide is best, but at the bridges, I don't care which way it's moving--anything but a slack tide.
During the slack tide periods, a slow stop-and-go retrieve is recommended.
Most of the trout--and a surprising number of big snook, considering the unprecedented January fish kill--fed within half an hour on either side of low slack tide.
Inlet snook fishermen catch most of the snook at night during the slack tides.
The slack tides at the beginning of the week did not put off junior angler Chris Atkinson.
When you have strong enough currents for tidal energy generation there are few slack tides when divers can work' said Peter Fraenkel, the group's technical director.
The proximity of this flat to deeper water allows you to slip off the flat during slack tides or if the flat just isn't producing.