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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.

November 2017

Nov
20
 
POOR Evening
Nov
21
 
FAIR Evening
Nov
22
 
FAIR Evening
Nov
23
 
GOOD Evening
Nov
24
 
GOOD Evening
Nov
25
 
GOOD Evening
Nov
26
 
BEST Morning
Nov
27
 
BEST Morning
Nov
28
 
POOR Morning
Nov
29
 
POOR Morning
Nov
30
 
GOOD Morning

December 2017

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

January 2018

Jan
01
 
BEST Evening
Jan
02
 
BEST Evening
Jan
03
 
FAIR Evening
Jan
04
 
FAIR Evening
Jan
05
 
FAIR Evening
Jan
06
 
FAIR Evening
Jan
07
 
POOR Evening
Jan
08
 
POOR Morning
Jan
09
 
GOOD Morning
Jan
10
 
GOOD Morning
Jan
11
 
GOOD Morning
Jan
12
 
POOR Morning
Jan
13
 
POOR Morning
Jan
14
 
POOR Morning
Jan
15
 
POOR Morning
Jan
16
 
POOR Evening
Jan
17
 
FAIR Evening
Jan
18
 
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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