The moon

Discussion in 'INDIANA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by phatkat, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. phatkat

    phatkat New Member

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    I went fishing at glen flint and was doing good untill the moon got up and very brite. Any ideas where the cats go when the moon is high and brite.
     
  2. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Mike its been my personal observation that during a full moon the cats don't seem to be feeding. I avoid fishing at night for just that reason. I really don't know if this holds true for everyone. You might try looking in the library, for a reference or do a little research on the web.
     

  3. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    I don't have an answer as to why they don't bite...But I've noticed it too
     
  4. CamFish3210

    CamFish3210 New Member

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    Ive heard about some animals (in general) that hide at night due to the moon casting a large shadow that makes the animal feel a predator is close....maybe applies to catfishing, not too sure though
     
  5. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I read a study on cats and they had one in a lab tank. With the ceiling lights on a lab tech leaned over the tank and the cat made a bee line back to his shelter. They then cut out a shape of a bird out of card baord and put it on top of the tank and left the lights on. The cat would not come out even to eat! they shut the lights out 2 days later and the cat came out. So my guess is that when it is bright out they feel like prey.
    Bill
     
  6. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    This subject will go on forever. My only question is this: If a fish is in murky water and down 15' how in the world can he see any shadow ?? Besides, a catfish relies more on smell than sight.
     
  7. bank bouncer

    bank bouncer New Member

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    :lol: I think if you would drift or slow troll the deeper points and channels when the moon is brite would increase your bites. I've been telling you this for years, but we are both stuck in our ole ways.
     
  8. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I think they just turn off.
     
  9. thenightstalker

    thenightstalker New Member

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    according to the IFGA, most world record fish come within 3 days prior and 3 days after a full or new moon. so full moon and new moon is the best.
     
  10. flathead20000

    flathead20000 New Member

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    I Live On The Tippecanoe River, And I Fish All The Time By Boat. I Have Noticed That The Bite Will Slow Down When There Is A Full Moon. But Only When It Gets High And Really Bright. I Would Still Catch Fish Just Not As Many. Then This Year The Light Bulb Went On. If They Are Bothered By The Light For Whatever Reason Why Not Find A Spot That The Moon Does Not Shine. For Example Get Under The Trees, Find A High Bank That Blocks The Moon. Now I Know Not Everyone Has A Boat And The Flexibilty To Move Away From The Moon, But It Does Work. I Have Caught Some Great Fish In Areas That The Moon Is Not Shinning. Proved My Buddy Wrong This Summer. Try It Next Time You Fish, You Won't Be Disappointed!!!