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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.

April 2018

Apr
26
 
FAIR Morning
Apr
27
 
FAIR Morning
Apr
28
 
FAIR Morning
Apr
29
 
BEST Evening
Apr
30
 
BEST Evening

May 2018

May
01
 
FAIR Evening
May
02
 
FAIR Evening
May
03
 
FAIR Evening
May
04
 
FAIR Evening
May
05
 
FAIR Evening
May
06
 
GOOD Evening
May
07
 
GOOD Morning
May
08
 
BEST Morning
May
09
 
BEST Morning
May
10
 
BEST Morning
May
11
 
POOR Morning
May
12
 
POOR Morning
May
13
 
POOR Morning
May
14
 
POOR Morning
May
15
 
POOR Evening
May
16
 
POOR Evening
May
17
 
GOOD Evening
May
18
 
BEST Evening
May
19
 
POOR Evening
May
20
 
POOR Evening
May
21
 
FAIR Morning
May
22
 
FAIR Morning
May
23
 
FAIR Morning
May
24
 
POOR Morning
May
25
 
POOR Morning
May
26
 
BEST Morning
May
27
 
BEST Morning
May
28
 
FAIR Morning
May
29
 
FAIR Evening
May
30
 
FAIR Evening
May
31
 
GOOD Evening

June 2018

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

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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