Fishing Calendar – When Is the best day to fish?

The Farmers’ Almanac 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.

December 2022
  • Dec 08 Fair Evening
  • Dec 09 Best Evening
  • Dec 10 Best Evening
  • Dec 11 Poor Evening
  • Dec 12 Poor Evening
  • Dec 13 Poor Evening
  • Dec 14 Fair Evening
  • Dec 15 Fair Evening
  • Dec 16 Poor Morning
  • Dec 17 Poor Morning
  • Dec 18 Good Morning
  • Dec 19 Good Morning
  • Dec 20 Good Morning
  • Dec 21 Poor Morning
  • Dec 22 Poor Morning
  • Dec 23 Poor Evening
  • Dec 24 Poor Evening
  • Dec 25 Fair Evening
  • Dec 26 Good Evening
  • Dec 27 Best Evening
  • Dec 28 Best Evening
  • Dec 29 Poor Morning
  • Dec 30 Poor Morning
  • Dec 31 Fair Morning
January 2023
  • Jan 01 Fair Morning
  • Jan 02 Poor Morning
  • Jan 03 Fair Morning
  • Jan 04 Fair Morning
  • Jan 05 Best Morning
  • Jan 06 Best Evening
  • Jan 07 Fair Evening
  • Jan 08 Fair 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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Join The Discussion!

What questions do you have about fishing?

Where are some of your favorite spots to fish?

Do you fish in saltwater or fresh water?

Have you ever used a fishing kayak before?

Let us know in the comments below!


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Seth Morgan

This really helps me out when I want to go fish

Sandi Duncan

Hope you have a successful fishing day!

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