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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.

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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: MORNINGEVENING.

April 2021
  • Apr 11 Poor Evening
  • Apr 12 Poor Evening
  • Apr 13 Poor Evening
  • Apr 14 Fair Evening
  • Apr 15 Poor Evening
  • Apr 16 Poor Evening
  • Apr 17 Best Evening
  • Apr 18 Best Evening
  • Apr 19 Best Evening
  • Apr 20 Poor Morning
  • Apr 21 Poor Morning
  • Apr 22 Fair Morning
  • Apr 23 Good Morning
  • Apr 24 Fair Morning
  • Apr 25 Fair Morning
  • Apr 26 Best Evening
  • Apr 27 Best Evening
  • Apr 28 Fair Evening
  • Apr 29 Fair Evening
  • Apr 30 Fair Evening
May 2021
  • May 01 Fair Evening
  • May 02 Good Evening
  • May 03 Good Morning
  • May 04 Best Morning
  • May 05 Best Morning
  • May 06 Best Morning
  • May 07 Poor Morning
  • May 08 Poor Morning
  • May 09 Poor Morning
  • May 10 Poor Morning
  • May 11 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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Places to Fish and Boat Map

Ensure you have a successful day on the water! Use the Places to Fish & Boat Map (map provided by Take Me Fishing™) to see photos of catches made and bait used by anglers near you. You can also filter by species to see what’s being caught in real time. Be sure to check out other great features like: gear & equipment, bait shops, license vendors, boat ramps, marinas, charters, fly fishing shops, and fish refuges/hatcheries.

Get Your Fishing License Online

Ensure you have a successful day on the water! Use the Places to Fish & Boat Map (map provided by Take Me Fishing™) to Get your fishing license today using this tool (provided by Take Me Fishing™). Click on a state to find out everything you need to know about fishing licenses (or boat registrations). A license is one of the most important items any angler needs before they go fishing – every purchase helps protect, preserve and enhance the sport of fishing today and for generations to come.

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