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.

May 2024
  • May 25 Good Evening
  • May 26 Good Evening
  • May 27 Good Evening
  • May 28 Good Evening
  • May 29 Best Evening
  • May 30 Best Morning
  • May 31 Poor Morning
June 2024
  • Jun 01 Poor Morning
  • Jun 02 Poor Morning
  • Jun 03 Fair Morning
  • Jun 04 Poor Morning
  • Jun 05 Poor Morning
  • Jun 06 Poor Evening
  • Jun 07 Good Evening
  • Jun 08 Good Evening
  • Jun 09 Poor Evening
  • Jun 10 Poor Evening
  • Jun 11 Poor Evening
  • Jun 12 Fair Evening
  • Jun 13 Fair Evening
  • Jun 14 Poor Morning
  • Jun 15 Poor Morning
  • Jun 16 Poor Morning
  • Jun 17 Good Morning
  • Jun 18 Best Morning
  • Jun 19 Fair Morning
  • Jun 20 Fair Morning
  • Jun 21 Good Evening
  • Jun 22 Good Evening
  • Jun 23 Best Evening
  • Jun 24 Best Evening
  • Jun 25 Good 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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In the farmers almanac says poor good best or fair in the evening or morning for fishing does that mean it is better or worse opposite of what they’re saying


Primarily it means that that timing has a strong tie to the formula, other times may be fair, etc, but that particular time is strongly aligned.

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

Leland Negrete

I’m wondering the same thing!!

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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