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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.

August 2016

Aug 28, 2016
 
BEST Morning
Aug 29, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Aug 30, 2016
 
POOR Morning
Aug 31, 2016
 
POOR Morning

September 2016

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

October 2016

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

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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