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I found the maori Fishing Charts;

www.outdoorlife.com/article/Fishing/AUGUST-MAORI-CHART-21009326

I went by these dates and times for over two years and caught some awesome bass.  I'm fishing from shore too.

BTW; I have seen many deer on the move during these dates too. I'm thinking the moon also affects the land animals too.

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Can you control the weather ?

Can you control the wind direction ?

Can you control the water temperature ?

Can you control the moon phase ?

In other words, you can 't control the variables of nature, the only things you can control are the bait selection, location and presentation, depending upon how good you are adapting those to fish the current conditions you will catch fish or not.

Here 's something a guy I know wrote in another forum:

moon phases, barometric pressure, etc etc are excuses as to why a person isn't catching fish ... these things have absolutely nothing to do with catching fish in my oppinion. if they did I'd go broke offering a 50 lb guarantee ... that's 50 lb guarantee every time I go out ... I go out a lot too ... I'm booked up about 3 or more months in advance 4 days per week and if I were to miss this 50 lb minimum more than 3 or so times in a row my finances would start getting a big strain on them as it costs about $80 to $100 in expenses every time I go fishing.

The things that cause fish to move to different locations are some of those things people look to for excuses or wondering why they're not catching anything but if you know how the fish react to these things then there's no problem catching fish ... moon phases have the least to do with fishing of all of them I think as I see no difference in bass fishing or cat fishing in conjunction with moon phases. the moon has been circling the earth for thousands of years and the fish are used to it by now. the only thing that causes the moon to change is it's relationship with the earth and sun and position it's in in it's rotation ... that's all it effects is how much light you have to see by at night ... if the sun is shining on the moon when it's overhead at night then you got you a light source ... that's all. the fish will be in a little bit of a daytime mode of the moon is bright so they may be holding tight to cover in clear waters but that's about all you're going to see that's different from a dark night to a bright night ... moon is out during the day half the time and no one pays any attention to it and it's been doin that for thousands of years also. the only way moon phases will help ya or hurt ya is if you pay attention to it and it keeps ya from goin fishin and finding out where the fish are holding ... that's the one thing that people need to do when they're fishing is find where they're holding ... everything else is of no concern initially. some people think that fish are located anywhere it's wet and that's just not the case very often ... they're going to be where there's good structure/food/ etc etc ... wind direction has a big effect on bluecat but not so much on lmb's in a pond ... clear sunny days in clear water you'll find bass holding in moss, lilypads, under the lumber. not so clear days in murky water they may be out on the prowl. there is another thing that moon phases are really good at .... selling calendars.

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Well, I don't know about all that...It seems to me that a full moon

causes a lot of guys to have a hang-over in the morning...

::)

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But how do you explain werewolves then? ;D

Pure unadulterated MOONshine.  ;)

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Seems there was a moon phase during one of Beast's and _B_U_R_L_E_Y's recent outings. Not sure about the bass, but I think it might have thrown me off my feed.  ;)

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I seen a TV show on the full moon once were the crime rates were up when the full moon was present.  Now i had a night job pumping gas in the old days and on the full moon nights all the weirdo's seem to come out.  There seemed to be more action and traffic on full moon nights.  Now what do you think the fish are doing on the full moon?  There more active too right?

I fished by the maori charts for a few years when i first started bass fishing and I fished from shore.  Having a boat is different you can drive to where the fish are.  A shore fisherman has to wait for the fish to hit the shallows to feed.  I caught more fish in the evenings as the sun went down but they were smaller in size.  My biggest bass were caught in the early mornings and when i was going by the maori charts.  The weather can also affect this too.  Like my older brother always told me you just have to stay going and sooner or later the fish will turn on.  I never knew what he mean't but as I got into bass fishing more and more i found out what he said is right.  I go anyway were its good or bad but again my better days have been by the moon.

Even the guys at Infisherman did a show on how to catch trophy size fish and they fished by the moon phases.

During the ful moon phases the aminals(deer) move during the day too.  I have seen a lot of deer while fishing during the day.

The bottomline is the fish are more active and the deer are too.

Lets face it nothings a given.  I fish by the moon phases,  I watch the waters PH and the weather fronts.  

I use lures that gives us an advantage too.  Like a crankbait with a rattle and add a scent too.  Then you cover the bass's sight, sound and smell too.

When we do it right we catch fish.  We as shore fisherman can have the edge and success too.

I have confidence in my lures and fishing by the moon phases too.

If your fishing from shore with poor results its time to change what your doing.  You can have success too!!!!

My biggest improvement was getting a portable fish finder.  I use it as a dept finder looking for drop offs, points and holes were i fish.  It can help you out a lot as to what lure to use too. Years ago we would drill holes in the ice to learn the smaller places were we fished, there were no topo maps of these small places.

I notice this going on while fishing from shore.

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I wouldn't base a fishing trip by lunar charts... however I can't disprove the correlative values associated with solunar tables.

The only absolute I know is that I can't catch fish without a line in the water.    ;)

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Moon phases, form what I've experienced, are pure BS when it comes to freshwater fishing. I just looked at that chart, and am glad I don't use it. Would have missed out on alot of great fishing last week if I had. Sunday the 17th was supposed to be very bad, huh?  ::)

The only time Iv'e seen the moon have a significant effect is in the spring. The first full moon when the water temp and photo period are right kicks the pre-spawn/spawn into overdrive.

But if that voo-doo works for you...hey! Have at it! Confidence is important.

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If you are only fishing the days your chart says is the best time to fish , you are missing a lot of fish. Nothing is absolute.

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