— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) April 5, 2016
The tide is out at Hammerman Beach note the fishing net in the right. It’s a clear, crisp day at the park! pic.twitter.com/cZqXmgKKZL
— Gunpowder Falls SP (@GunpowderSP) April 5, 2016
Low water! Look at the Bush River and how it’s drained from strong winds and low tide. Thx Michelle Parks pic.twitter.com/4E6yTExmc9
— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) April 5, 2016
As Meteorologist Justine Berk points out in the last Tweet, it’s a sort of perfect storm for low tide. We’re going through a sliver of a moon right now, which tends to keep tides lower and blustery winds will often blow the Bay’s water out of tributaries. So if tides are low, the current is going out and the wind is blowing strongly in the direction of the current, it can look like someone turned the spigot off. Boats end up sitting on the muddy bottom in some areas. But it’s temporary.
Tides4Fishing.com has charted the tides in an effort to help fishermen decide when to head out.