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« on: May 26, 2009, 01:12:51 PM »

I have had a heck of a time this week with the tides being so crazy high. I had pots that haven;t moved an inch in a month travel close to half a mile in one night this week. I am using 5/8 irons and like I said, haven't had any problems with this. Is there anything you guys do to prepare for these abnormally hight tides? Thanks for any input.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 07:45:38 PM »

I think you might just need longer ropes to compensate for the higher tides. One or two things move your pots, short line with full size bouy can float your pot enough to skip it along bottom, or if you dont have zincs on your pots, you may want to add them not only for wire protection but for the added weight. If that is not enough or already have them on, you may want to increase the iron size or get "H" irons.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 11:35:33 PM »

I just move the ones that will move on spring tides,most of the time I just have to step them over a little.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 12:09:39 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 10:11:13 AM »

Thanks for the replies. I plan to move them all to the creek when the big tides come. I have a lot to learn yet and payed the price with about 8 pots last week.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 10:33:56 AM »

Keep looking for them, if they are just missing.  Sometimes they roll over on the line and pull the bouy under.  Then resurface at sometime.  I have found pots that were missing for over a month after another storm or spring tide.  I use 1/2 inch irons but adding the zincs like Horsefly said helped allot.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 04:46:22 PM »

I seem to find them later also. All this week I have found one here or there but some of the ones missing were within a half mile of the inlet and I fear they may have taken the long ride. Lots of boat traffic from the mem. weekend combined with the new moon tide got me in this particlar spot. Lot of paint on the buoys of the ones turning up.
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