slack water


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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At Station 2, the highest chlorophyll-a concentration (7.2 [micro]g [L.sup.-1]) was observed 30 min before slack water when the flow direction changed from southwestward to northeastward.
Slack Water depicts the life changes brought about via proximity to remembrances of the sea.
Surman takes this thought a step farther by noting that active "reaction" baits will be most effective when the tide's moving hard, while switching to flipping, pitching and dragging stuff is the better call during slow to slack water.
Sutton Coldfield angler Barry Finch lost a huge, unseen fish early on in the session but put that right when the personal best barbel took a liking to his 11mm SonuBait Halihooker pellet presented in an area of slack water close to the far bank on a size 14 hook and 8lb line.
In all these locations diving has to take near the coast or at slack water due to the strong tide runs that occur away from the coast.
Skipper Graham told me the best of the catches were from the hard ground at slack water, with rag, lug, mussel and white shads all working well.
We supplement that with six-dozen goose floaters in the slack water. We may add in a few duck decoys, but it's amazing the number of ducks we'll kill over an all-goose spread."
Most fish are caught during slack water, when tuna are most active.
While this is no time to be anywhere near in a dinghy, an hour or so either side of slack water is the ideal time to go exploring.
A pair of Indians working a drift net from a fiberglass skiff near White Salmon brings to mind the precarious fishing scaffolds at Cecilo Falls, long ago flooded by the slack water behind The Dalles Dam.
Since tidal current and river flow are always present, there is no appreciable slack water in the Reversing Falls section.
One morning it might be slack water, held back by a dam; on another, a four-mile-an-hour current gives the boat a free ride.