|The moon controls the tide. Can be short (say 4 hours), or long (8 hours).The amount of water that moves during the tide cycle also varies greatly. There can be a long tide that only move 4 feet of water, and there can be a short tide that will move 7 feet of water. Just depends on the gravitational pull on any given day. As for Stripers, I have caught them at all tides in all conditions. If they are around, they will hit your bait. More like attack it ..
Check the tide predictions before & for the area where you are going to fish.
I use www.saltwatertides.com.
There are some other good ones as well. I tend to use this one because it works best on my tablet for whatever reason...
Fish like this is your last day on earth, conserve like you will live 1000 years.