Willie Rip

Full moon fishing

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I've always had better luck just off full moon and just off dark of the moon.  In my defense, the moon in the opening shot I see for your video looks like its not quite full or just off. 

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I don't remember which, but you're right I've noticed the day before and the day after a full moon works well. The same with the new moon. In fact I don't fish unless it's the week of the full or new moon. For me it isn't worth the gas money.

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When I am fishing tough fish, the night time 1 to 3 days before or 1 to 3 days after the full or new moon seem to turn on some monsters.  Case in point is some winter/early spring Walleye in Washington State up to 15 pounds. 

But, for me, the best time to go fishing is when I can get off and my wife lets me.  LOL

The worst thing that can happen is to NOT go fishing and find myself watching TV or working instead.  :(

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8 hours ago, Willie Rip said:

Anglin, that's about how I am. I figure plan the whole week of the new moon and full moon and forget the rest.

I cannot forget the rest, I just adapt and still catch fish.  Perhaps not the biggest, but I do OK.

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Very nice video, enjoyed it a lot.

I wonder what effect the solar eclipse has on fish. My guess is that the fish will go into a feeding frenzy, as they think they have missed supper. Dawn and dusk are catching times in my experience.

Dave

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I've had  better luck fishing before and after a full moon. I've tried this for three consecutive years and documented my results and that seems to be a better fishing time for me.

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On ‎8‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 9:28 PM, taklebob said:

Will I be able to double my chances of catching tiger shark at full moon?

 Sure, now go out, catch one and post your results. You never know. LOL

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