Tide game

The Sabine River is just one of several rivers in play this week. So is a vast area of coastal water that includes creeks, bayous, backwater swamps, and more. Add it all up and the tide factor will be a player for any of the anglers choosing to fish where the ebb and flow influences largemouth activity.

This is the tide chart for the area around Rainbow Bridge, which crosses over the entrance of the Neches River, near Bridge City. If you want a low tide, now is your time to capitalize on the opportunity.

Keep in mind the tournament waters encompass an area large enough that high and low tide times differ. Today, we'll find out who, and just how much, the tide is a factor in the bite.