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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.

January 2018

Jan
23
 
POOR Evening
Jan
24
 
FAIR Morning
Jan
25
 
FAIR Morning
Jan
26
 
POOR Morning
Jan
27
 
POOR Morning
Jan
28
 
BEST Morning
Jan
29
 
BEST Morning
Jan
30
 
FAIR Morning
Jan
31
 
FAIR Evening

February 2018

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

March 2018

Mar
01
 
GOOD Evening
Mar
02
 
GOOD Evening
Mar
03
 
FAIR Evening
Mar
04
 
FAIR Evening
Mar
05
 
GOOD Evening
Mar
06
 
GOOD Evening
Mar
07
 
POOR Evening
Mar
08
 
POOR Evening
Mar
09
 
FAIR Morning
Mar
10
 
FAIR Morning
Mar
11
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
12
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
13
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
14
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
15
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
16
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
17
 
POOR Evening
Mar
18
 
POOR Evening
Mar
19
 
POOR Evening
Mar
20
 
FAIR Evening
Mar
21
 
FAIR Evening
Mar
22
 
POOR Evening
Mar
23
 
POOR 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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