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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.

CALENDAR KEY

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; EVENING.

August 2018

Aug
16
 
GOOD Evening
Aug
17
 
GOOD Evening
Aug
18
 
POOR Evening
Aug
19
 
POOR Morning
Aug
20
 
POOR Morning
Aug
21
 
FAIR Morning
Aug
22
 
FAIR Morning
Aug
23
 
BEST Morning
Aug
24
 
BEST Morning
Aug
25
 
BEST Morning
Aug
26
 
BEST Evening
Aug
27
 
BEST Evening
Aug
28
 
FAIR Evening
Aug
29
 
FAIR Evening
Aug
30
 
FAIR Evening
Aug
31
 
FAIR Evening

September 2018

Sep
01
 
FAIR Evening
Sep
02
 
POOR Morning
Sep
03
 
POOR Morning
Sep
04
 
BEST Morning
Sep
05
 
BEST Morning
Sep
06
 
POOR Morning
Sep
07
 
POOR Morning
Sep
08
 
POOR Morning
Sep
09
 
POOR Evening
Sep
10
 
POOR Evening
Sep
11
 
POOR Evening
Sep
12
 
GOOD Evening
Sep
13
 
GOOD Evening
Sep
14
 
POOR Evening
Sep
15
 
POOR Evening
Sep
16
 
POOR Morning
Sep
17
 
FAIR Morning
Sep
18
 
FAIR Morning
Sep
19
 
GOOD Morning
Sep
20
 
GOOD Morning
Sep
21
 
BEST Morning
Sep
22
 
BEST Morning
Sep
23
 
BEST Morning
Sep
24
 
FAIR Evening
Sep
25
 
FAIR Evening
Sep
26
 
FAIR Evening
Sep
27
 
GOOD Evening
Sep
28
 
FAIR Evening
Sep
29
 
POOR Evening
Sep
30
 
POOR Evening

October 2018

Oct
01
 
BEST Evening
Oct
02
 
BEST Morning
Oct
03
 
POOR Morning
Oct
04
 
POOR Morning
Oct
05
 
FAIR Morning
Oct
06
 
POOR Morning
Oct
07
 
POOR Morning
Oct
08
 
POOR Evening
Oct
09
 
POOR Evening
Oct
10
 
FAIR Evening
Oct
11
 
GOOD Evening
Oct
12
 
POOR Evening
Oct
13
 
POOR Evening
Oct
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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