The best time of the tide to fish varies from spot to spot. Some spots turn on during the period you mentioned, other spots only work at dead low, etc... I think that many times it has more to do with how the current flows through the particular local bottom structure at a certain stage of the tide. Bass, especially large bass, are often very opportunistic feeders and will lie in wait down current of a certain rock formation or bottom structure and wait for food to come to them,,, when the tidal currents are moving in the opposite direction the bass won't set up in the same spot he would have 6 hours ago, and neither should you.
Sometimes the bass are keyed in on a forage fish that's most active around dawn & dusk and that can matter way more than what's going on with the tide.
Either way... get out and fish when you have the time.