Fisherman's Almanac

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Flatheadhunter33, Jan 31, 2008.

Fisherman's Almanac?

  1. Yes, it works for me!

  2. Nope, does not help at all!

  3. Never paid any attention to it...

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  1. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I was in a book store yesterday and noticed this almanac on the shelf. Got to looking at the dates that it lists as good times to go out fishing and realized that most of the dates it lists as good for fishing were not good at all for the few times I have gotten to go out. Does this book work in anyone's favor?
     
  2. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Never went by it myself.:crazy:
     

  3. bobby-catfishing

    bobby-catfishing New Member

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    The best time to go is any time you can. The more T.O.W. the better. I've never caught one laying on the couch or in bed. Dreamed about a few, but never caught one. Catfish that is.
     
  4. ronlyn239

    ronlyn239 New Member

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    Some people swear by them, and some swear at them. My personal feeling is that the best time to go is any time you can. The guides I know scoff at them, they say cats feed every day. A very, very successful guide here in OK guarantees at least 50 lbs per trip or the trip is only $75 for expenses. He says the almanacs are bull. It is a rare day when he doesn't catch that 50 lbs.

    Go to his website www.catfishing.tv and get an education. I've known him for years, and have never known anyone that knows as much about cats as he does. He knows cats and their habits better than the cats themselves do.
     
  5. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I dunno about them either. I say they don't work. I think if it does work on anything it is on the bait fish level more, and that causes the predators to more likely find easier targets to feed.

    I wish I could find the info I had on the subject but it was saying a certain fish...maybe bluegill ?, they breed on full moon nights. Might not be the gills but you get my point I'm sure. I also read something about how the moon affects plankton. Certain moons make it easier on the shad/herring to find/feed on the plankton. I wish I had the facts straight, sorry, but maybe you guys can find some info, this is just a interesting thought.

    I don't know much on the fishing almanacs but they all have secret formulas they use, and for the most part it goes by moons, planet alignments etc.
     
  6. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey Dameon,

    I have had good days - when it said I was going to have a bad one :0a23:
    &
    I have had bad days - when it said I was going to have a good one :surrender:

    I think "if it's going to happen" (a good time out on the water), "it's going to happen". So (to me) the Moon has no meaning but some people swear by it, "and I respect that".
    :wink:

    Take It Easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:

    :worship::0a23:
    Bert & "Deltalover"
     
  7. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    heres my thing. if the moon is out, then that means i dont have to shine any lights around to bait my hooks or check my gear. :big_smile:if the moon isnt out, it means i am stumbling around and poking myself trying to bait my hooks.
    :angry:so i prefer to go when the moon is in the fuller stages. lol:wink:
     
  8. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I have never paid any attention to the farmers almanac. I do however pay close attention to the solunar tables ...which gives the times of day and night that fish and game are most likely to be active. I have had really good results with the solunar tables...not to be confused with farmers almanac. The Solunar tables do not guarantee that you will catch fish or game. They simply give you the times of day when fish and game are "most likely" to be active. You should try it sometime!:cool2:
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I'll go by it sometimes but usually I get out when i'm healthy enough whether its supposed to be good fishing or not. I think to an extent it works.
     
  10. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    I've never paid any attention to it. I fish any time i possibly can.
     
  11. PaCatfishHunter

    PaCatfishHunter New Member

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    Never really paid any attention to the almanac. I just go out every chance I get.
     
  12. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    I check it online, and there have been times I've done poorly when it said not to fish, but it is definitely not rock solid!
     
  13. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Lilly gets these calendars from a local drug store that has good exelent poor....fishing and that thing aint never right but it is entertaining.My best fishing is always when it says it will be the worst..go figure huh but then agai I am usualy giong against the grain to
     
  14. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    never paid any attention to it !
     
  15. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Kenny, so...I guess that in a sense it does work for you to some extent?!:smile2:
     
  16. Kowegi

    Kowegi New Member

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    i only really believe in water temperture. catfish like warm tempertures around 70 to 80 degrees.
     
  17. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Never seen one but i'm going to look for one.
     
  18. Lawdawg

    Lawdawg New Member

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    I don't care what the almanac says cause if I can go I'm............ I pay attention to the moon phases and weather systems. As far as the moon phases go, I have my best luck on new moons. Absolutely no light at all, and the only time I turn one on is when I have to turn my anchor lights on because another boat is coming. Which is not often where I fish. As far as cutting bait or rigging rods night vision is enuff for me to get by.