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Old 08-16-2019, 06:45 AM   #1
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drum Full or almost full moon and fishing

With the moon being so full along with clear skys, I'd like to hear opinions as to how much does it affect fishing (trout/redfish) in the Galveston bay area??
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:10 AM   #2
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In my experience, the full moon will kill day time fishing. There have been a few times when I've had epic days while fishing on a full moon, but it's rare. For me, fishing starts to slow down a few days before the full moon, and doesn't seem to pick back up until a few days after. When there is a bite, it usually seems to be in the middle of the day, or even better, in the middle of the night.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:20 AM   #3
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In my experience I like it for the bay but hate it for offshore.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:20 AM   #4
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Yeah, middle of the day. But it's smoking hot temp right now in the middle. Theres also a high slack tide for most of Saturday in a lot of locations.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:24 AM   #5
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My thought is, in the bay, night time is dinner time, that's why early morning or evening fishing is best, you catch the end or the start of dinner time.

Same for offshore to a certain degree, but doesn't make as much of a difference.

When there is a full moon, the feeding cycles get disrupted and spread or more over a 24 hour period than consecrated into a smaller sun down to sun up time period, which turns the bite down a little

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I've always surmised that under a full moon, the fish eat more all night, because they still have better visibility to see bait. I could be wrong, but I think that is why the morning bite is almost non-existent on a full moon. I think the fish aren't as hungry those mornings. I could be wrong.
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For me, I do great with a full moon at night, if i'm going day after a full moon, i wait like the rest have said, Until mid day or so and hoping there is a tide start then also.
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Hate a full moon unless I’m night fishing in the late fall/winter.
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I couldn't go but my son and a couple of buddies limited on flounder while wading and gigging last night and on trout this morning.

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