To start a tidal clock system is simple. First, gather information on your own and keep a detailed fishing log. List the date you fished as well as the name of the spot or spots you fished that day along with the time of the tide when you fished them. It’s also a good idea to include the wind direction, moon phase, what bait was present and whether you were successful or not. Over time, you will eventually accumulate a journal full of data that will tell you time and time again where you were successful and at what stage of the tide you caught your fish. Another way to hasten the learning curve is to share your information with a few other anglers, and between your network of buddies to develop a tidal clock that will bring you the successes. Once you have accumulated 15 to 18 productive fishing spots throughout a 12-hour tidal period, you will have just created a tidal clock. It may take a little time, but once your clock is completed, the next time you hit the suds for a few hours, all you need to do is look to see what stage the tide will be at when you decide to fish, and it will dictate where you are going to start. From there, follow your clock.