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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.

The Farmers’ Almanac’s Fishing Calendar is available here for 1 month and if you sign up for a FREE account with us, we'll give you 2 months!

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.

May 2019

May
25
 
GOOD Evening
May
26
 
BEST Morning
May
27
 
BEST Morning
May
28
 
POOR Morning
May
29
 
POOR Morning
May
30
 
POOR Morning
May
31
 
FAIR Morning

June 2019

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

Ensure you have a successful day on the water! Use the Places to Fish & Boat Map (powered by Fishbrain) 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 a Fishing License Online

The Take Me Fishing™ Fishing License widget was created to help make it easy for anglers to get out for a successful day on the water. This handy tool provides easy access to the online fishing license registration website for every U.S. state. Users can either click the desired state on the map or select it from the drop-down menu to be taken directly to the state site. The widget also allows for easy toggling between the license and registration links!

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