Best Fishing Times

Fishing is a rewarding sport, especially when the angler is able to haul in a large catch. Not surprisingly, being able to haul in a large catch of fish requires that the fisherman be on the water on those occasions when the fish are most likely to take the bait, and all fishermen know that every hour of the day is not equal when it comes to fishing success. Simply put, there are some periods of the day that are better than others if your goal is to catch several fish. That is why being a successful fisherman depends in large measure on being able to determine the best fishing times in your area.

As with other aspects of fishing, the best fishing times are going to vary to some degree from species to species. Still, we can make the general observation that fish are far more likely to take the bait during those periods when they are feeding, and for most fish that will be dawn and dusk. The reason why anglers often get up so early to go fishing is because they know their chances of catching that fish are far greater before the sun comes up in the morning.

The easiest way, then, to determine the best fishing times in your area is to find out the local hours for sunrise and sunset. Finding out this information can be as simple as watching the evening news or turning on the Internet and doing an online search of the area. Try to get out on the water just before sunrise or sunset to have the optimal chance of catching your swimming prey.

Local fishermen are another great source of information about the best fishing times in your locality. Those who have been fishing for many decades in the area are especially knowledgeable and have probably been able to find the best times to go fishing down to the minute and day. If you do not already have some friends who are experienced fishermen, try and make some in order that you might have access to information about the best fishing times. More important, however, will be the friendship you establish if you reach out to another person who shares an interest in your favorite hobby. As you learn when it is best to get out on the water, invite your fellow anglers along so that you can enjoy good conversation and a productive day of fishing.