Jump to content
Koz

Your Latest Opinion: Solunar Calendars

Recommended Posts

Both the Bassmaster and Farmer's Almanac solunar calendars show that this weekend will be the best fishing weekend in January. How much stock do you put in that? Frankly, bank fishing has been so poor this weekend I may consult a Ouija board as well.

 

The weather here has been in the low 50's lately, but beginning Wednesday temps climb into the 60's with upper 60's on Friday and Saturday but with partly to mostly cloudy conditions so I'm not counting for the water in our lagoons to warm up that much. That's the thing here - while we do have moderate weather in the winter it's usually cloudy and damp all winter long with little sun. Kind of like living in England.

 

We're still a month away from sunny days. But by the end of February the fishing really starts to ramp up. I can't wait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero stock

 

...but good luck to those that can go (we're frozen over here) 😏

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If ya don't go the odds of ya catching are zero!

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the cold and almost a foot of snow we just got is having a much greater effect on fishing than where the moon and sun happen to be.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Koz said:

Both the Bassmaster and Farmer's Almanac solunar calendars show that this weekend will be the best fishing weekend in January. How much stock do you put in that? Frankly, bank fishing has been so poor this weekend I may consult a Ouija board as well.

I put zero stock in solunar tables. I believe you will get just as accurate information from your Ouija board.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero stock here also

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never look at them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I used to follow solunar tables religiously. Didn't take long to figure out that flipping a coin was more reliable.  jj

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Solunar tables are as accurate as tossing a dart at a chart while blindfolded.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ever since I received my optical implants, I no longer rely on the moon.

491.JPG

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 for solunar tables here.  I will not go into the theories involved but fishing around active periods has been spot on for me for years—especially in regards to big fish.

Watch what time cattle or deer move when unpressured.  Fish are no different.  Watch Major League Fishing or Bassmaster Live and you will notice that fish catching comes in waves, usually not consistently throughout the day.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be best to go fishing when you can and you should fish to the best of your ability. Learn from each fishing trip and strive to improve your fishing game. Make sure to have fun while doing this. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, soflabasser said:

It would be best to go fishing when you can and you should fish to the best of your ability. Learn from each fishing trip and strive to improve your fishing game. Make sure to have fun while doing this. 

This is spot on. Weather I feel has much more of an impact.

FM

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can't catch fish sitting on the couch unless it's in a boat or ice house.

Solunar tables are based on moon phase with the best times at maximum gravitational tidal pull. The late Doug Hannon was a believer and published his tables, what did he know!

I wrote my Cosmic Clock and Bass Calendar based on both moon phase and sunlight penetration into the water, adding seasonal impact, works for me.

Tom

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's an interesting array of opinions from everyone, thanks. Personally, I never put stock in them. But both the weather and the fishing have been lousy this winter it was nice to see a warm weekend coming up that just so happens to coincide with the tables. Cabin fever has set in this winter and I'm itching for some decent fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I seldom even look at fishing expectations.  I go when I can, regardless of what some chart says!  I just don't care, you still need to figure the conditions out for that day.  That's fishing for you.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rarely get to call my shots so I go when I can. I pay no attention to the charts but have noticed better results on windy days. But if it's dead calm, I'm still fishing.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Koz, do you ever fish outside of the residential lagoons?? During winter , reservoirs in the southeast can fish very well. When it gets below 40 degree air temp I like to leave my boat at home and fish off the bank near a steep point. Results always surprise me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

@Koz, do you ever fish outside of the residential lagoons?? During winter , reservoirs in the southeast can fish very well. When it gets below 40 degree air temp I like to leave my boat at home and fish off the bank near a steep point. Results always surprise me

 

We literally have thousands of lagoons in my area and some of the residential complexes have active fisheries. We're lucky because 3-6 pound bass are fairly common and there are plenty of 7-10 pounders caught in these lagoons every year.

 

The larger bodies of water that support bass or fairly heavily pressured so I don't feel the need to fish there when I have plenty of good, low pressure fishing all around me. I've made the trek to Lake Murray a few times and that was OK and I plan to get up to Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie sometime this year.

 

If I don't have any luck on my lagoons this weekend maybe I'll give Sergeant Jasper Park another try. This fishing there is OK, but the Rangers have told me it's been years since anyone landed any big bass in there.

 

Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll scout some locations in nearby Georgia as well.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing forum

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×