Florida Sportsman's statewide tide charts are a valuable resource for all fishermen. Our charts provide up-to-date tide data in easy-to-use charts. The image below shows the tide movement over the course of three days, with peaks and valleys meant to represent highs and lows. Exact times and tide heights are also listed. Fish symbols (none shown in the photo below) clue you into the best tides to fish on, often coinciding with the most moving water. Find your tide region below.
IMPORTANT: When you left click on a specific month's tide table, a pop out box will appear with the tide tables . In that form, the calendar and table are legible, but the tide corrections are not. To view the FULL SIZE tide charts, right click on the image. Then select Open link in new tab (for Google Chrome), Open link in new tab (for Mozilla Firefox), or Open in New Tab (for Internet Explorer). The full size image will pop up in a new tab (not a new window), and a small magnifying glass with a plus sign inside will allow you to make the image even larger.
Mayport Tide Station
Includes Jacksonville to Daytona Beach, including the St. Johns River
Miami Tide Station
Includes Cape Canaveral south to Miami
Key West Tide Station
Includes Long Key to Chatham River
St. Petersburg Tide Station
Includes Estero Bay to Tampa in the southern region; Apalachicola area in the northern region
St. Marks Tide Station
Includes Florida’s Big Bend, plus Naples and the Upper Ten Thousand Islands
Pensacola Tide Station
Includes Pensacola to Port St. Joe
Within each tide chart, you’ll find the expected height of the tide in feet in relation to mean low tide. The fish symbols indicate the periods of maximum tidal flow, generally around the full and new moon days. These fast-moving, large volumes of water tend to set off feeding sprees because of the numerous forage fish moving through the buffet line.
The four moon phases show at the top of the date squares, the full moon being a white circle and the new moon all black. The first quarter is white on the right half, while the last quarter is black on the right. When you see a first-quarter phase you know that brighter nights and the full moon are coming next.
Click on your region to view the tide charts. Complete charts for the year, statewide, along with other valuable fishing information, is available in the FS 2013 Tide Planner.