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Trying to find a chart that shows average high tide/low tide water depths for a specific area of the Intercoastal.

I have included a Google Maps link to further explain https://www.google.com/maps/place/S...2!3m1!1s0x890082b0f127f05b:0xd1e58176f5ff4a78

If you look towards the bottom left of the map you will see Bird Island Reserve/Bonaparte Creek and Clayton Creek, these are the areas that I tend to fish.

My question is, I'm trying to find water depths for some of the creeks that tie to the above mentioned. Since I have yet to fish those creeks I am wondering what the depths are, was hoping to take my skiff in to some of these assuming the depths support it.

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Rick
 

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I highly recommend the Navionics Smart phone app. It not only has tides for the area you are fishing it also shows you a general idea of the water depth for an area. Here is a screen shot of the area you are looking at
 

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I will look in to that, thanks for the info


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You probably won't get much info on depth in tidal marsh areas. You basically have to learn those areas by yourself..
Several of the entrances to these feeder creeks have huge oyster beds. I rarely see people fishing these smaller creeks, could be for a reason. I however would at least like to give it a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained
 

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Rick,
Best to just go slow and put in some time there. Those are my stomping grounds, Bonaparte Crk is tricky at low tide, follow the crab pots.

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Rick,
Best to just go slow and put in some time there. Those are my stomping grounds, Bonaparte Crk is tricky at low tide, follow the crab pots.

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Did just that, followed Bonaparte Creek all the way out to ocean (until I deemed it too rough with kids in the boat) The way back was rather tricky, several sandbars at low tide but managed to weave my way through without issues.
 

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Did just that, followed Bonaparte Creek all the way out to ocean (until I deemed it too rough with kids in the boat) The way back was rather tricky, several sandbars at low tide but managed to weave my way through without issues.
Sounds like u had a pretty good day.

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The morning was great! At low tide I was unable to locate fish. The low tide fishing will be my next question :)
 

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Drift the jetties. Bite should pick up when the water starts moving.

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I went all the way out to the Jetties this week (via Bonaparte Creek), water was way too much for my Skiff to handle with little ones on board. Motored back in to Bonaparte Creek, anchored up and started catching small bluefish
 
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