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When is the Best Day to fish?

Farmers' Almanac's Fishing Calendar is based on the phase of the moon, the zodiac sign the moon is in, and experience. Local conditions, tides, and weather may affect your fishing experience.

CALENDAR KEY

Fishing Condition: This is the overall rating for the whole day, based upon our formula:

Best 
Good 
Fair 
Poor 

Best Time: This column lists the best time of the day when, according to our formula, fish will be biting: MORNING; EVENING.

February 2016

Feb 09, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Feb 10, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Feb 11, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Feb 12, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Feb 13, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Feb 14, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Feb 15, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Feb 16, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Feb 17, 2016
 
BEST Morning
Feb 18, 2016
 
BEST Morning
Feb 19, 2016
 
FAIR Morning
Feb 20, 2016
 
FAIR Morning
Feb 21, 2016
 
FAIR Morning
Feb 22, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Feb 23, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Feb 24, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Feb 25, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Feb 26, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Feb 27, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Feb 28, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Feb 29, 2016
 
POOR Evening

March 2016

Mar 01, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Mar 02, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Mar 03, 2016
 
FAIR Morning
Mar 04, 2016
 
FAIR Morning
Mar 05, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Mar 06, 2016
 
FAIR Morning
Mar 07, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Mar 08, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Mar 09, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Mar 10, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Mar 11, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Mar 12, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Mar 13, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Mar 14, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Mar 15, 2016
 
BEST Morning
Mar 16, 2016
 
BEST Morning
Mar 17, 2016
 
BEST Morning
Mar 18, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Mar 19, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Mar 20, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Mar 21, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Mar 22, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Mar 23, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Mar 24, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Mar 25, 2016
 
BEST Evening
Mar 26, 2016
 
BEST Evening
Mar 27, 2016
 
GOOD Evening
Mar 28, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Mar 29, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Mar 30, 2016
 
FAIR Evening
Mar 31, 2016
 
FAIR Morning

April 2016

Apr 01, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Apr 02, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Apr 03, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Apr 04, 2016
 
BEST Morning
Apr 05, 2016
 
GOOD Morning
Apr 06, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Apr 07, 2016
 
POOR Evening
Apr 08, 2016
 
POOR Evening

What do our ratings mean?

POOR day basically means the fish will either steal all your bait or will not even touch your line.

FAIR day means that you may catch one or two fish but you will have to work hard to do so.

GOOD day means that you will catch enough fish to feel gratified.

BEST day means that you will catch something almost every time you cast your line in the water.

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