As the perch go its all about the tide for me. I like to fish last couple hours of high tide in the bay anchored up on a nice jag with sum fish on it. For the lings out of a boat it can be a little hairy up against the jetty unless ya know whats going on with the tides weather etc. would suggest lots of practice in the bay before runnin along the jettys. Good luck and play it safe!