I fish a tidal river, to be exact the Delaware river. Its a very large body of water that is affected by tides that change every 6 hours or so. Its full of channels and whites. The tide has a major impact on how you fish a body of water like this. As we know channels are not a big current lovein cat. They tolerate it less than a blue and far more than a flathead. With the flow of water changein as it does in tidal conditions ya gotta take a few more things into consideration. That structure that ya always work the north side of may be better worked on the south side when the tide turns. Your presentation of baits in a good hole will be affected. The island that ya like to fish a certain side of will also be more productive on a tide turn. I've also found that workin drop offs into deeper channels will also be more productive an hour or so rite before the tide is about to turn. Good inside and outside bends also need to be worked differently. They love to lurk in ambush points waitin for that meal to come bye and these places are going to vary with the tide. I've found that after a good rain combined with a full moon ya may as well stay outa the main river and target the feeder creeks. The water isn't movein as fast and they will get up in there for an easy target. Ain't nothin like a creek runnin into the river when the tide is goin out. Find yourself a good saddle or structure that will break up the current and hang on. Rock jetties and wing dams also need to be worked on opposite sides according to the tide. Also arm yourself with the times that the tide will be changeing and set yourself up accordingly. It will give ya more time to fish and less time runnin around in the boat. We all have our honey holes and specific areas we like to target on the bodies of water that we fish. All I'm sayin is if ya are fishin tidal water add it to your plan of attack and I'm positive it will make for a more productive outing.