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Old 10-03-2012, 11:10 AM
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I don't pay very much attention to it all. If I started worrying about things like the best time to fish in relationship to the lunar tables, then I would be missing the entire point of fishing.
This isn't the same as the lunar tables.... that stuff's voodoo as far as I'm concerned.

When there's a new or full moon, the stronger gravitational pull causes both higher and lower tides (about 20%) and in turn increases the velocity of the water moving between them.
This affects bait behavior and the territory where the gamefish can hunt for them. It's scientifically much more complicated but the basics are important to keep in mind when you're choosing a time and place to fish.
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..... It's scientifically much more complicated but the basics are important to keep in mind when you're choosing a time and place to fish.
That was my point though. I fish when I have the opportunity to get out and fish. Work, my wife, my son, the flu, etc... does not care about the moon in relationship to when I get to fish.

I fish when I can despite any moon condition.
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It's important to have a plan when you're fishing in a big ocean and the fish follow the food

When you fish saltwater and just go whenever it's "convenient" there's a good chance you'll be wasting your time
When you plan in advance and fish during predictable and optimal conditions you'll be making the best of your time.
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When it comes to ocean fishing and tides, I absolutely can't argue since I don't have those elements in the middle of the country.

The only thing I could argue is the notion of wasting your time. To me, fishing is more than catching fish, let alone big fish.
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