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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 2018

Nov
15
 
BEST Morning
Nov
16
 
BEST Morning
Nov
17
 
BEST Morning
Nov
18
 
POOR Morning
Nov
19
 
POOR Morning
Nov
20
 
GOOD Morning
Nov
21
 
GOOD Morning
Nov
22
 
FAIR Morning
Nov
23
 
FAIR Evening
Nov
24
 
FAIR Evening
Nov
25
 
BEST Evening
Nov
26
 
BEST Evening
Nov
27
 
POOR Evening
Nov
28
 
POOR Evening
Nov
29
 
FAIR Morning
Nov
30
 
FAIR Morning

December 2018

Dec
01
 
POOR Morning
Dec
02
 
POOR Morning
Dec
03
 
GOOD Morning
Dec
04
 
GOOD Morning
Dec
05
 
POOR Morning
Dec
06
 
POOR Morning
Dec
07
 
POOR Evening
Dec
08
 
POOR Evening
Dec
09
 
POOR Evening
Dec
10
 
GOOD Evening
Dec
11
 
GOOD Evening
Dec
12
 
GOOD Evening
Dec
13
 
BEST Evening
Dec
14
 
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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