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Do you need custom headwear? Capsmith Inc. is the No. 1 trusted source for fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with more than 33 years of experience in the headwear industry. A wholesale distributor of fishing headwear, Capsmith has a line of stylish hats designed specifically for anglers. Their Reel Angler headwear collection celebrates life out on the water. Their in-stock Reel Angler collection comes in a variety of cool fish designs including dolphin, marlin, tarpon, sailfish, yellowfin, bass, snook, seatrout and redfish. These five-panel caps feature sublimation printed crown and bill inspired by nautical maps. A 3D embroidered Reel Angler logo on crown adds a premium look to this one-of-a-kind cap that features an extended bill with a green undervisor to avoid water glare. A soft performance mesh back and snapback closure ensures comfort for extended wear. Wholesalers, distributors or custom-made customers can contact Capsmith at 1-800-228-3889 or sales@capsmith.com.

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SIMMS CHALLENGER JACKET

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From bitter early morning cold through late-afternoon storms, the outside elements can be a distraction when you’re zoning in on the end of your line. Simms’ men’s Challenger Jacket fights back against the elements with heavy-duty Toray fabric and fully taped seams for completely waterproof, breathable comfort. Fleece-lined pockets warm your hands in the most numbing weather. An adjustable storm hood packs away in the collar, and a storm flap with water-resistant zippers adds protection from the driving rain. This jacket will keep you warm and dry while you fish, regardless of the type of fishing you do.

Whether you’re making a move toward the hot bite or looking to reset your spread, the new Kluch Makin’ Moves collection has the perfect shirt for every offshore angler. These shirts are available in short or long sleeve cotton. Each shirt sports a classic distressed design with comfort in mind. Head on over to Kluch.com today and get your hands on one before they’re gone!

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Hooked Soul is an outdoor apparel company offering premium men’s and women’s clothing, specifically designed for extended wear, comfort and with anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in mind. Hooked Soul is an extension of the wearer’s passion for sports, hobbies, and lifestyle experiences with family and friends. Whether fishing in the blue waters of the ocean or freshwater lakes, rivers and streams, each outdoorsman demands comfort and protection from the elements. Hooked Soul was founded in 2014 by three friends and fishing enthusiasts. The inspiration for Hooked Soul came from being outside, the camaraderie and the thrill of the day’s catch. Their passion for an outdoor lifestyle led these three friends to research and bring to market superior performance clothing, the kind they always wanted for themselves. Today Hooked Soul has become an expression and a lifestyle. Hooked Soul, do you have it?

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DICKIES WATERPROOF BREATHABLE REFLECTIVE JACKET From the job site to the boat deck, Dickies’ Waterproof Breathable Reflective Jacket has it all. It keeps you comfortable, dry and protected from the elements while providing greater visibility in low light conditions. • Waterproof: The jacket is water resistant and its chest and lower pockets feature waterproof zippers. • Breathable: At just 5.6 ozs., this jacket is lightweight and breathable to keep you comfortable no matter the conditions. • Reflective: For safety, this jacket features enhanced visibility in low light conditions. It appears to light up when light is flashed upon it. 100% Polyester reflective print 10K/10K lamination.

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The Fin 3.0 fishing shoe adds a four-eye textile lacing system, an easy-on pull tab and EVA reinforcements on critical toe, forefoot and ankle locations to provide maximum stability in virtually any weather condition. Like all SoftScience shoes, it is lightweight, superbly cushioned and stable, with a woven, breathable reinforced upper. The forefoot water flow system is ideal for worryfree water activity, keeping your feet stable and not slippery. A relaxed fit, the shoes have a removable, washable Trileon insole and Trileon nonmarking, slip-resistant outsole.

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oo many anglers blame what they consider the obvious when they are not catching fish. They reason that the fish aren’t hungry, they’re not fishing in the right spot, or the lure they have chosen is not producing the results they expected. Sometimes, it merely takes a subtle touch to turn frustration into success. Although my father fished around the bend many years ago, I still marvel at his skill working a yellow Upperman bucktail in the ¼- or 3/8-ounce size. To this day, I have never met an angler who could come close to matching his success with that single lure. He caught countless species on that bucktail, from striped bass, bluefish and weakfish, to redfish, trout, bonefish, permit and tarpon. Even when I stood next to him and tried to match his every move, I fell far short. What that taught me is that some simple thing in the retrieve (or lack of one) can make a major difference. Let me share a few examples with you. Two of us fishing side-by-side were casting MirrOlures. They were the same model and the same color. He would get strike after strike, while I could barely get a fish to hit my lure. No matter how closely I watched him, I couldn’t detect any difference in the area we fished and the speed of the retrieve. I had to threaten to physically harm him if he didn’t tell me what he was doing. The only difference was that he occasionally vibrated his wrist on the hand

holding the rod. That caused the lure to flash just like a baitfish, and a predator reacted to that instantly. In another example, my friend and I were both fishing a swimming plug with a lip. During the retrieve, it would dive down, but if you stopped reeling the lure would start to float back to the surface. Once again, my partner got strike after strike, and I could barely catch an occasional fish. All he was doing was swimming the plug for a short distance, pausing for an instant, and then continuing the retrieve. Every time he paused, the plug would start to rise in the water column and then dive again when he resumed reeling. The sudden dive made it appear the lure was trying to escape from a predator. That’s all it took. Here’s one more example. The successful angler would start with a rather slow retrieve and then speed it up about halfway back to the boat. If a fish happened to see the plug, the change in speed would make it appear as if the plug were trying to get away and that’s a trigger mechanism. Seasoned anglers who fish artificials and score frequently limit the number of lures they carry and develop a touch for each one that produces strikes. Basically, there is more than one way to fish any artificial. My suggestion is that you keep trying a variety of subtle approaches until you become the angler that others envy and try to copy.

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osing a big saltwater gamefish after it is hooked and decides to head for the horizon is, in many instances, the result of filling your reel with backing that is either too short or too light. It can ruin an otherwise wonderful trip. Also, making wrong choice in backing can lose you not only your fish, but worse, it can cost you a very expensive fly line. Twenty-pound backing is a good choice for most inshore saltwater fly fishing situations, and 30-pound backing will more than fill the bill in getting you through a tussle with an uncooperative bluewater gamefish. The Old School Frame Of Mind: Dacron These days there are many choices when it comes to choosing backing for your fly reels. Some anglers prefer braided backing because of its small diameter. I prefer the tested and trued performance of standard hi-vis Dacron. Why? Because, It’s easier on the fingers while fighting big fish, and it does not have the tendency—as braid does—to dig into itself when reeled back onto the fly reel. How Much Do You Need? Your fly reel should house a minimum of 175 yards of 20-pound Dacron backing. Many inshore saltwater gamefish will make initial runs of from 75 to 100 yards before they turn and settle into a fighting mode. For bluewater fly fishing, 30-pound Dacron or gel spun is standard. A minimum of 300 yards should fill these reels. Big bluewater gamefish like the tuna and marlin will run off 200

yards of backing before you’ve had time to say, “Come back and fight like a man!” These fish can also dive to great depths, thus making essential an abundant supply of backing. One caveat to remember is “Don’t short-line your backing.” Best Color For Backing? The phrase “getting into your backing” always arouses excitement through a saltwater fly fisherman’s being each time he hears it. There is nothing more exciting than witnessing one hundred yards of water-shedding backing slicing through the water, pulled by a bonefish, tarpon, sailfish or marlin. It’s a common occurrence in saltwater fly fishing. When this happens, the color of your backing is essential in tracking the fish’s direction. Is it swimming at an angle or is it sounding. Make no mistake, eventually every saltwater fisherman experiences this. High-visibility backing will help determine how to fight the fish. For instance, when tarpon fishing it is important that you are able to turn a tarpon’s head during the tussle, a move aimed at keeping the tarpon off balance and assuring the fish is brought quickly to the boat. Also, the use of hivis backing allows the angler a better sight-line in tracking the fish’s direction so pressure may be applied in an opposite direction. The best colors? As I stated above, I prefer hi-vis backing in bright yellow or bright orange, both highly visible backing regardless of weather conditions or water coloration.

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hen Yamaha introduced the 19-foot 190 FSH center console boat in 2016, the company tapped into a segment of boaters who want to fish more than runabout owners, but who also want to tow and entertain more than other center console owners. By all accounts, Yamaha’s “family sports hybrid” concept proved to be a success. Featuring an innovative, yet familiar, center console deck design, a performance sports boat hull, and the versatility unique to jet power, the 190 FSH is attracting more younger, first-time buyers than traditional center console brands, and is already the second best seller in the category. For 2018, Yamaha is expanding their FSH offering to include a 21-foot model that is better suited for rougher waters and delivers the added peace of mind that comes with dual engines. And because the motors and driveline are tucked in the hull underneath the captain’s leaning post, the boat provides an open 360-degree experience that fishermen love. The 210 FSH includes all the features that fishing enthusiasts require, along with family features that are perfect for an entire day out on the water to include water sports, swimming and lounging—all in the same boat, and at a competitive price starting under $40,000. The 210 FSH is available in three variations that include the base model 210 FSH, an upgraded 210 FSH Deluxe, and the flagship 210 FSH Sport that offers the features of the Deluxe with the addition of a custom T-top. All three models come with Yamaha’s award-winning TR-1 High Output marine engines. 210 FSH Walkthrough Starting at the bow, there is comfortable, padded seating with ample room for four adults. The padded cushions snap off, so they are easy to store or leave at home when you are heading out for a fishing trip. Under the starboard bow seat is an insulated fish locker, and there is a dedicated locker for a full-size Danforth anchor. There is more storage below the port bow seat, in the sole, and inside two large consoles. In front of the helm console is more seating, and the console lifts up to reveal a cavernous storage area that also serves as a changing room or a head compartment thanks to the curtain enclosure included on the Deluxe and Sport models. The 210 FSH is loaded with the angling features one would ex-

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pect in a premium center console boat to include coaming pads, vertical and horizontal holders for 14 rods and a 26-gallon aerated live well. A cool feature you won’t find on other center console boats is Yamaha’s exclusive Jet Wash system that uses pressure from the jet pumps for easy cleanup of the cockpit, whether you land a big fish or the kids fill the boat full of sand. The Helm The helm is thoughtfully designed with a simple-to-remove windshield for low profile storage, a stainless-steel sports steering wheel, easy access to all boat control switches, a locking glove box and an open area to flush mount electronics such as a fishfinder, a GPS unit and other marine electronics. The 210 FSH comes equipped with Yamaha’s 4.3” Connext Touchscreen Display, which is NMEA compatible to send vital engine information to third-party electronics. Behind the helm is a padded leaning post with a backrest (on Deluxe and Sport). Under the leaning post is a dedicated space for a removable cooler. The Transom The transom area on the FSH Series is unlike any other center console boat on the market. Since the engines and drivetrain are in the hull, the entire back of the 201 FSH is open for unobstructed casting and watersports towing. The 210 FSH features Yamaha’s signature two-tier swim platform that sits low at the water’s edge. A retractable stern ladder makes reboarding after swimming a breeze. The transom also includes a tow eye for watersports. Like all Yamaha boats, the 210 FSH features Yamaha’s patented clean-out ports that allow for the removal of debris from the jet pump without having to get in the water or swim under the boat. Rounding out the FSH’s list of innovations is the addition of Yamaha’s Articulating Keel, the latest in Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling features. The Articulating Keel is an extension of the boat’s keel that moves and tracks along with the jet pump nozzle to provide comfort, stability and straight-line tracking at all speeds. For buyers attracted to the iconic styling of a center console boat, but need more versatility to appease the family, look no further than the Yamaha 210 FSH.

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fishing in these parts is consistent enough that those launching a kayak or even fishing from shore around bridges and passes have a chance to score. “The most important thing in the Keys is to practice your casting – especially when flyfishing,” he advised. “It’s vital to make a few casts in every spot you stop to factor in the wind, current and water depth courtesy of Sandy Moret before you even see the Photo Sandy Moret shows off a chunky Islamorada fish.” snook taken on the fly. Moret, recently honored with 2018 Fly Fisherman Conservationist of the Year Award by the Bonefish Tarpon Trust (www.bonefishtarpontrust.org), works a wide range of patterns but does have several favorites. He likes a size 4 creamand-tan Merkin with lead eyes for bonefish. For silver kings, a Keys Tarpon Streamer in purple and black is his choice for murky water. To target snook and redfish, he throws purple Deceivers in discolored water and yellow and white in clear water. Concentrate your efforts on rising tides to avoid groundings, he cautions, and keep moving until you find the fish. Getting to Islamorada is easy. Find your way to Miami or Fort Lauderdale and head south on U.S. 1. Once there, you’ll find plenty of places to stay including the world class Cheeca Lodge (www. cheeca.com) and Amara Cay Resort (www.amaracayresort.com).


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the top three most heavily fished waters in the state, and the fishery generates more than $26 million in economic activity annually. Anglers should take advantage of Lake Erie’s current conditions and experience this world-class walleye fishery for themselves in 2018.” DEC has conducted an angler survey on Lake Erie to estimate fishing quality and fish harvest annually since 1988. In recent years, walleye fishing quality has been generally increasing. Survey results for 2017 revealed record-high walleye catch rates that are nearly three times greater than the 30-year average. DEC estimates that anglers harvested more than 70,000 walleyes in 2017, a level not achieved since 1989. This exceptional fishing was due in large part to contributions of strong walleye reproductive success in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2015. Recent evidence also suggests that walleye reproduction was strong again in 2016. Walleye are one of the most popular gamefish in New York, as they put up an exciting fight during the catch and make for tasty meal on the table. Walleye are aptly named because of their unique eyes that have a reflective layer of pigment called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see very well at night and during other low-light periods. This layer also gives walleye their “glassy-eyed” or “wall-eyed” appearance. Lake Erie is continually ranked among the world’s top walleye fishing destinations by angler publications, with an abundance of trophy-size walleye ranging from 8 to 10 pounds. Local tournament winners often score fish exceeding 11 lbs. Given that walleye typically live 10 years or more in Lake Erie combined with excellent reproduction rates in recent years, anglers should experience continued, exceptional walleye fishing in future years.

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Mississippi/Gulf Coast FISHING FORECAST March - Captain Sonny Schindler Shore Thing Fishing Charters Bay St Louis, MS 228-342-2295 www.shorethingcharters.com

March is usually still a little chilly, but there is always something to fish for. The way the winter has gone thus far, lets just assume the water and air temps are going be low. No worries, the temps should steadily climb as the month goes on. During the cooler/earlier stages of March, we are still going be working on the near shore reefs and bridges for the sheepshead. The cold fronts will still be coming down, bringing with north winds. Fishing the Bay and near shore reefs offer plenty of protection. The live shrimp should be easier to get at the bait shops also. As the temps warm, the red fish and black drum should be coming to the party. These drum are some of the biggest, and toughest fish we see. We will be looking for these big brutes on the near shore reefs. Do not worry if you catch smaller fish. The “puppy” drum in the 3-5 pound range are some of the tastiest fish that swim. My go to tackle for these hard fighters, are my Okuma spinning reels. I have become a big fan of the new Okuma Helios in the 30 or 40 class. Some of the drum could be over 40 pounds, so I spool my reels with 20lb braided line. A medium heavy rod should get the job done. On the business end, I look to use 40 pound leaders for a dropper loop rig or Carolina rig. There should plenty of days to get out in March, but use your down time wisely. Spring is coming quickly. Be sure to get your boat, motor, trailer and tackle in order. The repair shops always get slammed with long lines in Spring. Be sure to take advantage of this last “colder” month to get your boat ready. As always, have fun and be safe.

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Pascagoula Run Paddle Battle By Kristi Ducote

Get ready for the Pascagoula Run Paddle Battle brought to you by the City of Pascagoula on April 14, 2018. This is a 12.5 mile race down the Pascagoula River for all types of human powered paddle craft. The race will begin at Little River Marina in Moss Point, MS and end at Lighthouse Park in Pascagoula, MS. Shuttles will be provided for race participants only. With safety in mind, the route provides two land based bail out points, plus the course will be fully supported by numerous local law enforcement agencies marine divisions. Not in to racing? No problem. You can paddle at a comfortable pace and simply enjoy being on the water and the beauty of the river. The fee for the race is $40 for American Canoe Association (ACA) Members and $45 for Non-ACA Members; fees will increase $10 on March 12th so register early. Registration fees include a goody bag, event t-shirt, the race, and post-race food and drink. You must register by March 25th to be guaranteed a goody bag and event t-shirt. We offer a variety of ways to register. For online registration, visit www.cityofpascagoula.com, click on the How Do I… link on the top right corner of the page, and then click Parks & Recreation Programs under Sign Up For. From there you will sign in to your account or create

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By Alex Smith alexsmithfishingcharters@gmail.com and his website is http://alexsmtihfishing.com With our so called winter coming to an end, we can begin to focus on the wonderful fishing March has to offer. As the water temperatures gradually rise to that magical mark, there are several things to pay attention to in order to up your catch. March is a time of transition. The shrimp migration has already begun, and trout won’t be far behind. Finding areas with bait can make all the difference in the world. Trout and redfish are making their presence known towards the exteriors of bays, and out along the barrier islands. Usually, they can be easily spotted with the presence of gulls working along the surface. With the weather still sporadic, the bite can be inconsistent at times. I find that on those prefrontal days, the fish are more inclined to strike topwaters such

as the MirrOlure She Dog in a light chop, or the Heddon Spook Jr on calm waters. On the days when the fish are finicky, I start at the top of the water column and work my way down. Suspending baits like the Paul Brown softdine XL and fatboy are great choices. With the shrimp migration in motion, tight-lining a Vudu Shrimp can help get a reaction strike. When tight-lining light baits, using a high quality rod like a St. Croix Tidemaster helps to feel those subtle bites. When all else fails, a ¼ oz jig paired with your favorite plastic can save the day. Remember, March is a time of transition, and may require more patience at times. Take the time to look for the signs that you’re in the right spot, and use a process of trial and error. Hopefully this will help you on your next outing. Tight lines.

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What are Ides anyway? My whole life I heard that saying and being a fisherman I put two and two together and deduced that it was Latin for the word WIND. It is always so windy in march. I tend to stay inshore during this month and fish solely for the slot redfish along the banks of the inland bayou and beaches. The water is still clearish but the tides tend to be high due to the prevailing South East wind pushing water against the shoreline. Therefore I look for the fish in the spots that were too shallow to fish during the winter. The fish are generally spunky this time of year and will be actively tailing and crushing the fresh hatch of

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new minnows seeking refuge in the shallow water. Many times fly selection is not as crucial as presentation. If you can get it in front of a fish, it will eat. But as always, try to match the hatch. Olive clousers and tan crabs are my go-to fly for the slot redfish. I still use my 8 wt rod because it can really punch a fly through the wind. Now as for the Ides, it turns out that it’s just a time in Rome when all debts were settled. Well, it turns out that I have a few to be settled with a redfish and I know you do too. Enjoy kite season and I hope to see you out there!

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TIDE CHARTS Biloxi tide chart -March Louisiana, South Pass, Biloxi (Cadet Point), Biloxi Bay

March 2018

N 30° 23.4' / W 88° 51.4' Date

Day

1

Th

2

Fr

3

Sa

High Tide

High Tide

Low Tide

Low Tide

10:58p

1.1

7:24a -0.6

12:05a

1.0

2:04p

0.3

8:08a

0.1

4:44p

0.1

12:55p

0.4

7:27a

0.3

7:21p

0.1

9:40p

0.0

11:56p -0.1

7:58a -0.3

Sunrise

Sunset

Moonrise

Moonset

6:22a

5:56p

5:49p

6:10a

6:21a

5:57p

6:53p

6:53a

6:20a

5:58p

7:54p

7:33a

6:19a

5:58p

8:54p

8:12a

6:17a

5:59p

9:51p

8:49a

6:16a

6:00p

10:47p

9:27a

6:15a

6:00p

11:42p

10:05a

4

Su

1:19a

0.7

5

Mo

12:57p

0.7

6

Tu

1:25p

1.0

7

We

2:04p

1.1

8

Th

2:49p

1.2

1:26a -0.3

6:14a

6:01p

9

Fr

3:40p

1.2

2:27a -0.3

6:13a

6:01p

12:35a

11:28a

10

Sa

4:39p

1.2

3:15a -0.4

6:12a

6:02p

1:26a

12:14p

11

Su

6:45p

1.2

4:59a -0.4

7:11a

7:03p

3:15a

2:02p

12

Mo

7:54p

1.2

5:39a -0.4

7:10a

7:03p

4:01a

2:52p

13

Tu

9:01p

1.2

6:15a -0.3

7:08a

7:04p

4:45a

3:44p

14

We

10:03p

1.2

6:48a -0.3

7:07a

7:04p

5:27a

4:38p

15

Th

11:01p

1.1

7:15a -0.1

7:06a

7:05p

6:06a

5:33p

16

Fr

7:34a

0.1

7:05a

7:06p

6:43a

6:29p

17

Sa

12:00a

1.0

2:00p

0.4

7:42a

0.3

4:50p

0.3

7:04a

7:06p

7:20a

7:26p

18

Su

1:03a

1.0

1:13p

0.6

7:32a

0.4

6:44p

0.3

7:03a

7:07p

7:56a

8:24p

19

Mo

2:24a

0.7

1:06p

0.8

6:49a

0.6

8:25p

0.3

7:02a

7:07p

8:33a

9:23p

20

Tu

1:21p

1.1

10:11p

0.1

7:00a

7:08p

9:11a

10:23p

21

We

1:51p

1.2

11:59p -0.1

6:59a

7:09p

9:53a

11:25p

22

Th

2:32p

1.5

6:58a

7:09p

10:38a

23

Fr

3:21p

1.7

1:30a -0.3

6:57a

7:10p

11:28a

12:27a

24

Sa

4:20p

1.8

2:43a -0.4

6:56a

7:10p

12:23p

1:29a

25

Su

5:30p

1.8

3:46a -0.6

6:54a

7:11p

1:22p

2:29a

26

Mo

6:53p

1.7

4:42a -0.6

6:53a

7:11p

2:25p

3:25a

27

Tu

8:25p

1.5

5:33a -0.4

6:52a

7:12p

3:29p

4:16a

28

We

9:59p

1.4

6:18a -0.1

6:51a

7:13p

4:33p

5:03a

29

Th

11:31p

1.2

6:54a

0.1

6:50a

7:13p

5:36p

5:47a

30

Fr

1:27p

0.7

7:13a

0.4

5:07p

0.6

6:49a

7:14p

6:37p

6:27a

31

Sa

1:08a

1.0

6:54a

0.7

6:53p

0.4

6:47a

7:14p

7:37p

7:05a

12:17p

0.8

Phase Full

10:46a 3rd

New

1st

Full

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Pascagoula tide chart - March Louisiana, South Pass, Pascagoula, Mississippi Sound

March 2018

N 30° 20.4' / W 88° 32.0' Date

Day

1

Th

10:14p

High Tide 1.0

High Tide

6:42a -0.5

Sunrise

Sunset

Moonrise

Moonset

6:22a

5:56p

5:49p

6:10a

2

Fr

11:21p

0.8

7:16a -0.2

3

Sa

1:20p

0.2

7:26a

0.1

4:02p

0.1

6:21a

5:57p

6:53p

6:53a

6:20a

5:58p

7:54p

7:33a

4

Su

12:35a

0.6

6:45a

0.2

6:39p

0.1

5

Mo

12:13p

0.6

8:58p

0.0

6:19a

5:58p

8:54p

8:12a

6:17a

5:59p

9:51p

6

Tu

12:41p

0.8

11:14p -0.1

8:49a

6:16a

6:00p

10:47p

7

We

1:20p

1.0

9:27a

6:15a

6:00p

11:42p

10:05a

8

Th

2:05p

1.1

9

Fr

2:56p

1.1

12:44a -0.2

6:14a

6:01p

1:45a -0.2

6:13a

6:01p

12:35a

10

Sa

3:55p

11:28a

1.1

2:33a -0.4

6:12a

6:02p

1:26a

12:14p

11

Su

12

Mo

6:01p

1.1

4:17a -0.4

7:11a

7:03p

3:15a

2:02p

7:10p

1.1

4:57a -0.4

7:10a

7:03p

4:01a

13

2:52p

Tu

8:17p

1.1

5:33a -0.2

7:08a

7:04p

4:45a

3:44p

14

We

9:19p

1.1

6:06a -0.2

7:07a

7:04p

5:27a

4:38p

15

Th

10:17p

1.0

6:33a -0.1

7:06a

7:05p

6:06a

5:33p

16

Fr

11:16p

0.8

6:52a

0.1

7:05a

7:06p

6:43a

6:29p

17

Sa

1:16p

0.4

7:00a

0.2

4:08p

0.2

7:04a

7:06p

7:20a

7:26p

18

Su

12:19a

0.8

12:29p

0.5

6:50a

0.4

6:02p

0.2

7:03a

7:07p

7:56a

8:24p

19

Mo

1:40a

0.6

12:22p

0.7

6:07a

0.5

7:43p

0.2

7:02a

7:07p

8:33a

9:23p

20

Tu

12:37p

1.0

9:29p

0.1

7:00a

7:08p

9:11a

10:23p

21

We

1:07p

1.1

11:17p -0.1

6:59a

7:09p

9:53a

11:25p

22

Th

1:48p

1.3

6:58a

7:09p

10:38a

23

Fr

2:37p

1.4

12:48a -0.2

6:57a

7:10p

11:28a

12:27a

24

Sa

3:36p

1.6

2:01a -0.4

6:56a

7:10p

12:23p

1:29a

25

Su

4:46p

1.6

3:04a -0.5

6:54a

7:11p

1:22p

2:29a

26

Mo

6:09p

1.4

4:00a -0.5

6:53a

7:11p

2:25p

3:25a

27

Tu

7:41p

1.3

4:51a -0.4

6:52a

7:12p

3:29p

4:16a

28

We

9:15p

1.2

5:36a -0.1

6:51a

7:13p

4:33p

5:03a

29

Th

10:47p

1.1

6:12a

0.1

6:50a

7:13p

5:36p

5:47a

30

Fr

12:43p

0.6

6:31a

0.4

4:25p

0.5

6:49a

7:14p

6:37p

6:27a

31

Sa

12:24a

0.8

6:12a

0.6

6:11p

0.4

6:47a

7:14p

7:37p

7:05a

12:11p

11:33a

0.4

0.7

Low Tide

Low Tide

Phase Full

10:46a 3rd

New

1st

Full

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TIDE CHARTS Gulfport tide chart - March Louisiana, South Pass, Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi Sound

March 2018

N 30° 21.6' / W 89° 04.9'

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Date

Day

1

Th

1320 Harbor Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

High Tide 11:03p

1.0

High Tide

Low Tide

Low Tide

7:03a -0.5

Sunrise

Sunset

Moonrise

Moonset

6:22a

5:56p

5:49p

6:10a

2

Fr

6:21a

5:57p

6:53p

6:53a

3

Sa

12:10a

0.9

2:09p

0.3

7:47a

0.1

4:23p

0.1

6:20a

5:58p

7:54p

7:33a

4

Su

1:24a

0.7

1:00p

0.4

7:06a

0.3

7:00p

0.1

6:19a

5:58p

8:54p

8:12a

5

Mo

1:02p

0.7

9:19p

0.0

6:17a

5:59p

9:51p

8:49a

6

Tu

1:30p

0.9

11:35p -0.1

6:16a

6:00p

10:47p

9:27a

7

We

2:09p

1.0

6:15a

6:00p

11:42p

10:05a

8

Th

2:54p

1.2

1:05a -0.3

6:14a

6:01p

9

Fr

3:45p

1.2

2:06a -0.3

6:13a

6:01p

12:35a

11:28a

10

Sa

4:44p

1.2

2:54a -0.4

6:12a

6:02p

1:26a

12:14p

11

Su

6:50p

1.2

4:38a -0.4

7:11a

7:03p

3:15a

2:02p

12

Mo

7:59p

1.2

5:18a -0.4

7:10a

7:03p

4:01a

2:52p

13

Tu

9:06p

1.2

5:54a -0.3

7:08a

7:04p

4:45a

3:44p

14

We

10:08p

1.2

6:27a -0.3

7:07a

7:04p

5:27a

4:38p

15

Th

11:06p

1.0

6:54a -0.1

7:06a

7:05p

6:06a

5:33p

16

Fr

7:13a

0.1

7:05a

7:06p

6:43a

6:29p

17

Sa

12:05a

0.9

2:05p

0.4

7:21a

0.3

4:29p

0.3

7:04a

7:06p

7:20a

7:26p

18

Su

1:08a

0.9

1:18p

0.5

7:11a

0.4

6:23p

0.3

7:03a

7:07p

7:56a

8:24p

19

Mo

2:29a

0.7

1:11p

0.8

6:28a

0.5

8:04p

0.3

7:02a

7:07p

8:33a

9:23p

20

Tu

1:26p

1.0

9:50p

0.1

7:00a

7:08p

9:11a

10:23p

21

We

1:56p

1.2

11:38p -0.1

6:59a

7:09p

9:53a

11:25p

22

Th

2:37p

1.4

6:58a

7:09p

10:38a

23

Fr

3:26p

1.6

1:09a -0.3

6:57a

7:10p

11:28a

12:27a

24

Sa

4:25p

1.7

2:22a -0.4

6:56a

7:10p

12:23p

1:29a

25

Su

5:35p

1.7

3:25a -0.5

6:54a

7:11p

1:22p

2:29a

26

Mo

6:58p

1.6

4:21a -0.5

6:53a

7:11p

2:25p

3:25a

27

Tu

8:30p

1.4

5:12a -0.4

6:52a

7:12p

3:29p

4:16a

28

We

10:04p

1.3

5:57a -0.1

6:51a

7:13p

4:33p

5:03a

29

Th

11:36p

1.2

6:33a

0.1

6:50a

7:13p

5:36p

5:47a

30

Fr

1:32p

0.7

6:52a

0.4

4:46p

0.5

6:49a

7:14p

6:37p

6:27a

31

Sa

1:13a

0.9

6:33a

0.7

6:32p

0.4

6:47a

7:14p

7:37p

7:05a

7:37a -0.3

12:22p

0.8

Phase Full

10:46a 3rd

New

1st

Full

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March 2018

N 30° 19.5' / W 89° 19.5'

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Date

Day

1

Th

High Tide

High Tide

Low Tide

2

Fr

12:11a

1.1

3

Sa

1:18a

0.9

3:17p

0.3

4

Su

2:32a

0.7

2:08p

0.4

5

Mo

2:10p

0.7

6

Tu

2:38p

0.9

7

We

3:17p

1.1

8

Th

4:02p

9

Fr

4:53p

10

Sa

11 12 13

9:25a -0.3

Sunrise

Sunset

Moonrise

Moonset

6:22a

5:56p

5:49p

6:10a

6:21a

5:57p

6:53p

6:53a

9:35a

0.1

6:11p

0.1

6:20a

5:58p

7:54p

7:33a

8:54a

0.3

8:48p

0.1

6:19a

5:58p

8:54p

8:12a

11:07p

0.0

6:17a

5:59p

9:51p

8:49a

6:16a

6:00p

10:47p

9:27a

1:23a -0.1

6:15a

6:00p

11:42p

10:05a

1.2

2:53a -0.3

6:14a

6:01p

1.2

3:54a -0.3

6:13a

6:01p

12:35a

11:28a

5:52p

1.2

4:42a -0.4

6:12a

6:02p

1:26a

12:14p

Su

7:58p

1.2

6:26a -0.4

7:11a

7:03p

3:15a

2:02p

Mo

9:07p

1.2

7:06a -0.4

7:10a

7:03p

4:01a

2:52p

Tu

10:14p

1.2

7:42a -0.3

7:08a

7:04p

4:45a

3:44p

14

We

11:16p

1.2

8:15a -0.3

7:07a

7:04p

5:27a

4:38p

15

Th

8:42a -0.1

7:06a

7:05p

6:06a

5:33p

16

Fr

12:14a

1.1

9:01a

0.1

7:05a

7:06p

6:43a

6:29p

17

Sa

1:13a

0.9

3:13p

0.4

9:09a

0.3

6:17p

0.3

7:04a

7:06p

7:20a

7:26p

18

Su

2:16a

0.9

2:26p

0.5

8:59a

0.4

8:11p

0.3

7:03a

7:07p

7:56a

8:24p

19

Mo

3:37a

0.7

2:19p

0.8

8:16a

0.5

9:52p

0.3

7:02a

7:07p

8:33a

9:23p

20

Tu

2:34p

1.1

11:38p

0.1

7:00a

7:08p

9:11a

10:23p

21

We

3:04p

1.2

6:59a

7:09p

9:53a

11:25p

22

Th

3:45p

1.5

1:26a -0.1

6:58a

7:09p

10:38a

23

Fr

4:34p

1.6

2:57a -0.3

6:57a

7:10p

11:28a

12:27a

24

Sa

5:33p

1.8

4:10a -0.4

6:56a

7:10p

12:23p

1:29a

25

Su

6:43p

1.8

5:13a -0.5

6:54a

7:11p

1:22p

2:29a

26

Mo

8:06p

1.6

6:09a -0.5

6:53a

7:11p

2:25p

3:25a

27

Tu

9:38p

1.5

7:00a -0.4

6:52a

7:12p

3:29p

4:16a

28

We

11:12p

1.4

7:45a -0.1

6:51a

7:13p

4:33p

5:03a

29

Th

8:21a

0.1

6:50a

7:13p

5:36p

5:47a

30

Fr

12:44a

1.2

2:40p

0.7

8:40a

0.4

6:34p

0.5

6:49a

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