Using tidal magnitude and direction to locate the origination point of a slick:
Wind will play the biggest factor in the direction and speed of a slick; however, tide can also play a role in slick movement. Tide influences slicks in the same way as wind, but at a slower rate. In other words, if there is no wind and the only force that a slick is subjected to is tide, the slick will move at a slower rate downcurrent of the origination point; thus, allowing for you to pinpoint the school of trout more efficiently as you don’t have to travel as far upcurrent.
There you have it – a little physics, a little biology, and little fishing. Hopefully this brief overview will equip you with the knowledge to get out on the water and locate some nice schools of trout, and do so in less time. If this information was helpful, or you want more information on trout slicks, please share this link on your social media, as we believe that everyone who wants to catch more trout can benefit from this post. Also be sure to send us pictures of your future catches to firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on Instagram and Twitter @bocachicabaits
Thanks for following and tight lines,
Taylor – Founder of Boca Chica Baits