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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.

February 2018

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
Mar
24
 
BEST Morning
Mar
25
 
BEST Morning
Mar
26
 
POOR Morning
Mar
27
 
POOR Morning
Mar
28
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
29
 
GOOD Morning
Mar
30
 
FAIR Morning
Mar
31
 
FAIR Morning

April 2018

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