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Waxing Crescent
49% of full

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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

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.


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


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

May 2015

May 25, 2015
FAIR Morning
May 26, 2015
FAIR Morning
May 27, 2015
POOR Morning
May 28, 2015
POOR Morning
May 29, 2015
POOR Morning
May 30, 2015
BEST Morning
May 31, 2015
BEST 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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