Wish I could help but I dont know where tar bay is located. I have a friend that could be alot of help to you though, I his name is Steven...aka....Stickin em and he has a buddy named Jay...aka...catnaround. These guys fish nothing but tar bay. They never take me in there though and they also say there are no fish in tar.
I like to come in from the down river side. I think you can come in from both sides Im just not comfortable with that yet. Just ggo slow and watch the depth. I have the track saved in my GPS. SO I just follow that.
THEY USED TO BRING THE CIVIL WAR BOATS IN THERE TO COAT THEM WITH TAR. HENCE THE NAME TAR BAY.
THERE ARE NO BIG FISH IN THERE. STAY AWAY. TOO SHALLOW. YOU REALLY NEED TO GO FISH DUTCH GAP. EARLYRISER CAN GIVE YOU SOME INFO FOR THE GOOD SPOTS THERE.[grin]
Like Bigcat said its easier to get in from the down river side. I usually fish the edges of the channel that runs almost the entire length of the flat. I can't help you much on summertime stuff in there. I only fish it when the water is cold. This time of year I usually do what little Catfishing I do in Powells Creek,Herring Creek or the edges of the main river channel from Jordan Point downriver towards the power lines.
I didn't give it up Slade, just don't post about it much anymore. I kinda got tired of all the bmails wanting to know where to fish with most of them coming from ones who hardly contributed any to the board. I'm back to the old me, just go fishing and have fun at it and keep it to myself.