Are you a DIY saltwater angler, looking for the silver ghost and not getting many shots? How high is the tide? If it is to the point where the mangroves lining the flats are filled with water, you need to find another flat. Fish will follow the tide up into the mangroves and use them as protection from predators and a great spot to feed on the extra forage they offer. Mangroves are fantastic and needed for the fishery, but you aren’t going to catch a fish (or see many for that matter) when the water is high enough that the fish can swim into the mangroves. Consider finding another flat that has fish that are looking for food in the open and therefore, are also available for you to catch.
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