Moon effect

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by capt.kirk, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    The day before we all started changing over to the new BOC someone did a
    post,asking about the moon effecting the fishing.all i can tell him was i have
    all kind of moon charts& tide charts,i look at them and go fishing no matter
    what the charts say.there must be some truth about the moon effecting all
    living things.i have been told by emerengcy room doctors and nurses that
    when the moon is full they have the most business.they say the crime rate
    goes up.could this be true???? :confused:
  2. abilene

    abilene New Member

    abilene, tx
    But Captain, she's giving it all shes got now. The ship can't take anymore. The particle reactor is flying apart in pieces. The number three cargo bay door won't close and the cantina won't open. The windshield wipers won't work and we're about to enter the Milky Way. The Klingons are gaining fast and I can't find the canoe paddle. And to top it all off, the only commode still working is stopped up. I got no more idea of what to do than the man in the moon.

    The moon does effect all things. It turns the tides. Farmers and gardeners use it to plant and harvest by. Fisherman use it fish by and hunters use it to hunt by. This means even in the daytime. When they plant in the dark of the moon, it doesn't mean they do it at night. I've even heard if wood is chopped in the wrong moon, it won't split right. Recently I was in the emergency room with 12 others that had chest pains. It was at night and a nurse blamed it on the moon. Makes you think don't it?


  3. bankpoleken

    bankpoleken New Member

    Mattoon, Illinois
    capt kirk - The word "lunacy" and "lunatic" are words used today that imply insanity. The terms originate from the Latin word "luna* (moon). At one time it was thought the moon was the cause of certain types of mental illness. I have also heard nurses and police officers make the comment "the moon must be full tonight."
  4. catfishGANGSTER

    catfishGANGSTER New Member

    Imagine a mouth of a river (estuary) at the time of the full moon when the tide is lowering. There would be tons of water moving rapidly from the estuary spilling into the sea. With all this water movement the river and sea floor is disturbed considerably. Food organism that live in or near the bottom then become part of this mass exodus of water that is moving out to sea. Small fish will feed on these organisms, bigger fish will feed on these fish, even bigger fish will feed on these fish......and BINGO!!!! you have a healthy food chain.

    You wanna know when?..
    and another site i had posted in another place...
    bookmark that site so you will always have it..i hope this helps.
  5. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    Thanks for your comments,yes it does make you think. :eek:
  6. bigbadaaron

    bigbadaaron Guest

    i think the moon doesn't do anything​
  7. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

    Philadelphia, P
    I am a elementary school teacher and I can tell you one thing, when it's a full moon, the children are crazy!! Thet drive me nuts!

    Back to fishing, I get skunked alot flatheading on a full moon.
  8. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

    The hull is losing integrity Captain!
  9. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

    South Carolina
    In saltwater fishing (for stripers) growing up, we always tried to fish around the bigger "spring" tides (nothing to do with the season) around the full and new moons. The bigger tides move more water and create stronger currents. Stronger currents are much more difficult for the little bait fish than they are for the predators, so that gives them that much more of an advantage.

    Nowadays, I fish tidal fresh water for flatheads and blues. Think about it. The sptring tides have both higher highs and lower lows than the average, so that means that at low tide the bait is being pulled out of the cover it was hiding in, and at high tide, there's new flooded areas for the fish to go into to hunt where they usually couldn't go.

    The only problem is that sometimes the big tides can mean such strong currents that it gets difficult to fish, plus they can stir up more weeds and debirs and such.
  10. spanishcatman

    spanishcatman New Member

    United Kingdom
    The moon affects the sea, as we all know. When it moves, the gravity pulls the water... Human brains are around 90% water if I remember correctly and some scientists believe it has some sort of an effect there too, although I can't figure out what!

    Given that the general linking factor factor here is water and that fish both live in it and are largely made of it, then the moon must influence them too. I know a heap of fishermen who swear by moon phases...

    Trouble is I can't figure it all out! I would love someone who could explain it to me and supply some evidence more concrete than the usual, 'Gee it was a full-moon/half-moon/total-eclipse and we bagged a hatful' style anacdotes that I am usually presented with! I don't want to sound cynical as it does seem likely that there is something in this moon phase business. But it all balls down to this: I fish when I can fish, which is less than I'd like (but more than I ought to according to my good lady); it means that if I have the space then I'm going! I'm not sure that I really want to know that I have next to no chance on my next trip because of the moon. And conversely I'd hate to know that I could be filling my boots if it wasn't for the fact that I'm working.

    I resent having to earn a living enough as it is!!!

    Tight lines to all at the BOC and hope you have a great Spring :)
  11. rushing

    rushing New Member

    I fish reguardless of the moon phase but past experience has taught me not to expect much on full moon nights. Perhaps it has something to do with the light. When we have managed to get a fish or two on a full moon it has been in areas shaded from the moon light.