In a previous blog post written by Craig Lamb, he explained how important the tides are in the St. Johns River, and why the incoming tide hasn't reached a peak water level over the past two days. The prevailing south and west winds have pushed water out of this northerly flowing river. Even at high tide, the water level came up, but it didn't produce the current it normally would without the wind.
As Cliff Prince puts it, "We haven't had running water in two days." Prince, 50, is a Palatka native. He's been fishing bass tournaments here since here since he was 18 years old. He knows where the bass set up when the St. Johns River incoming tides produce "running water."
"I like it, I like it," said Prince of this scenario. "I know where they should be. They may not show up. But if they do, it could play to my advantage for sure."