Blog #5 

Howdy y’all. 

The coming week’s topics are going to cover the parts of how and why fish do the things they do, that will enable you to predict when and where you can catch fish. 

 Understanding their behavior is winning half the battle with location and the timing of catching fish. Failure to catch fish is usually due to the attention to, or omission of recognizing one or more variables in the topics listed below.  

Fish behavior is related primarily to;  

  1. Weather conditions (barometric pressure, temperature, wind, etc.)
  2. Food sources 
  3. Cover (depth changes, physical features)
  4. Tide movement
  5. Solunar tables

Last week we discussed the Tide movement, this week we will look at Solunar tables.  

Solunar tables are my second most important feature behind only tide movement as one as important to fishing in the right place and right TIME to catching fish in Salt or brackish water environments and one of my primary functions of when and where to fish! Where to find Solunar tables? Just google it!

You will need to customize the search to your location (zip code}. The charts will tell you about the timing of major and minor feeding periods. These feeding periods will mostly correspond to TIDE movements. Generally, you will have two alternating weeks a month where the fishing is better than normal and two weeks where the fishing is less than normal for success. I try to coordinate the days and times that I fish to the major or minor feeding periods.   

Tip – You should always try to fish into the current whether heading upstream or downstream when possible. You want your bait to be presented naturally. Baitfish will always be pushed downstream with the current.  

Some days will have multiple feeding periods in a day, and sometimes only one or two in a 24-hour period. Fish are harder to catch when there are lulls in the water movement. They can still be caught, but it will require excellent accuracy in casting and a natural presentation of how enticingly you move your bait. 

That said, most people who work for a living and find coordinating the best places and times to go don’t often have that luxury. In that case, the best time to go fishing is when you can! Hopefully, some of the things I have covered in the last 6 weeks or so will help you in some way. 

Thanks for reading my blog. I look forward to covering other topics and am open to any suggestions or questions. Please ask if you need clarifications or explanations.  

See you next week. 

Thanks, Robby 



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