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.

March 2023
  • Mar 25 Poor Evening
  • Mar 26 Poor Evening
  • Mar 27 Poor Evening
  • Mar 28 Best Morning
  • Mar 29 Best Morning
  • Mar 30 Poor Morning
  • Mar 31 Poor Morning
April 2023
  • Apr 01 Poor Morning
  • Apr 02 Fair Morning
  • Apr 03 Good Morning
  • Apr 04 Fair Morning
  • Apr 05 Fair Morning
  • Apr 06 Fair Evening
  • Apr 07 Best Evening
  • Apr 08 Best Evening
  • Apr 09 Fair Evening
  • Apr 10 Poor Evening
  • Apr 11 Fair Evening
  • Apr 12 Fair Evening
  • Apr 13 Good Morning
  • Apr 14 Good Morning
  • Apr 15 Best Morning
  • Apr 16 Best Morning
  • Apr 17 Poor Morning
  • Apr 18 Poor Morning
  • Apr 19 Poor Morning
  • Apr 20 Poor Evening
  • Apr 21 Poor Evening
  • Apr 22 Poor Evening
  • Apr 23 Poor Evening
  • Apr 24 Best Evening
  • Apr 25 Best 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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Paul J McGriff

i love crappie and bass

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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