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.

January 2021
  • Jan 26 Best Morning
  • Jan 27 Fair Morning
  • Jan 28 Fair Evening
  • Jan 29 Fair Evening
  • Jan 30 Good Evening
  • Jan 31 Good Evening
February 2021
  • Feb 01 Poor Evening
  • Feb 02 Poor Evening
  • Feb 03 Good Evening
  • Feb 04 Good Morning
  • Feb 05 Poor Morning
  • Feb 06 Poor Morning
  • Feb 07 Fair Morning
  • Feb 08 Fair Morning
  • Feb 09 Fair Morning
  • Feb 10 Fair Morning
  • Feb 11 Fair Evening
  • Feb 12 Good Evening
  • Feb 13 Good Evening
  • Feb 14 Poor Evening
  • Feb 15 Poor Evening
  • Feb 16 Fair Evening
  • Feb 17 Fair Evening
  • Feb 18 Fair Evening
  • Feb 19 Poor Morning
  • Feb 20 Poor Morning
  • Feb 21 Best Morning
  • Feb 22 Best Morning
  • Feb 23 Best Morning
  • Feb 24 Fair Morning
  • Feb 25 Fair Morning
  • Feb 26 Good 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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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.