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swash

1. a sandbar washed by the waves
2. a channel of moving water cutting through or running behind a sandbank

swash

[swäsh]
(geology)
A narrow channel or ground within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore.
A bar over which the sea washes.
(oceanography)
The rush of water up onto the beach following the breaking of a wave. Also known as run-up; uprush.
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Wade the edges of mangrove islands, points and swash channels around oyster bars tossing lures.
Swash channels around the oyster bars are the places to target reds, particularly after the change to outgoing tide.