Fishing Calendar – 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.

August 2022
  • Aug 14 Fair Evening
  • Aug 15 Poor Evening
  • Aug 16 Fair Evening
  • Aug 17 Fair Evening
  • Aug 18 Fair Evening
  • Aug 19 Poor Morning
  • Aug 20 Poor Morning
  • Aug 21 Best Morning
  • Aug 22 Best Morning
  • Aug 23 Best Morning
  • Aug 24 Poor Morning
  • Aug 25 Poor Morning
  • Aug 26 Poor Morning
  • Aug 27 Poor Evening
  • Aug 28 Poor Evening
  • Aug 29 Poor Evening
  • Aug 30 Poor Evening
  • Aug 31 Good Evening
September 2022
  • Sep 01 Good Evening
  • Sep 02 Poor Evening
  • Sep 03 Poor Morning
  • Sep 04 Fair Morning
  • Sep 05 Fair Morning
  • Sep 06 Good Morning
  • Sep 07 Best Morning
  • Sep 08 Best Morning
  • Sep 09 Best Morning
  • Sep 10 Best Evening
  • Sep 11 Fair Evening
  • Sep 12 Fair Evening
  • Sep 13 Good Evening
  • Sep 14 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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