The salt water lake is on the ramp north of the dam and saltwater skinnys and river are on the south end of the dam. Fish are plentiful on both sides but i always preferred fishing the north end of the dam. The lake is not affect by the tide too much but the south end is dramatically affected. During really low tides the south end is only a few inches deep. Plenty of baitfish to catch in the south end so dont worry about bringing any bait. I you somehow manage not to get any bait the gas station right near the gate..