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 success.

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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: MORNING or EVENING.

February 2024
  • Feb 28 Good Evening
  • Feb 29 Good Evening
March 2024
  • Mar 01 Good Evening
  • Mar 02 Poor Evening
  • Mar 03 Poor Morning
  • Mar 04 Fair Morning
  • Mar 05 Fair Morning
  • Mar 06 Good Morning
  • Mar 07 Good Morning
  • Mar 08 Good Morning
  • Mar 09 Good Morning
  • Mar 10 Poor Evening
  • Mar 11 Poor Evening
  • Mar 12 Poor Evening
  • Mar 13 Fair Evening
  • Mar 14 Poor Evening
  • Mar 15 Poor Evening
  • Mar 16 Poor Evening
  • Mar 17 Best Morning
  • Mar 18 Best Morning
  • Mar 19 Poor Morning
  • Mar 20 Poor Morning
  • Mar 21 Poor Morning
  • Mar 22 Good Morning
  • Mar 23 Good Morning
  • Mar 24 Fair Morning
  • Mar 25 Fair Evening
  • Mar 26 Fair Evening
  • Mar 27 Best Evening
  • Mar 28 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!

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Melissa king

Do you think tomorrow would be a good day to bass fishing in farm ponds and what bait should I use in the ponds


We think any day is a good day to go fishing – if you are looking for a successful outing though – Sept 18 and 19 are good days to fish in the evening, September 24 and 25 are good days to fish in the morning, and Sept 26 and 27 are BEST DAYS to fish – preferably in the morning. I usually use spinnerbait in ponds and small lakes. Good luck!

Brittany Phillips

When it says poor in the evening for fishing does that mean that the morning time is poor too or could you have a good morning and a poor evening? Am I making sense lol?

Nora Morrow

I was wondering the same haha. Someone please help

Elizabeth S

why does the fish not bait on bad days


thanks for the information it helps me out. thank you


We are happy to hear that the information was useful!

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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