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Solunar Calendar / Best Fishing Times

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Solunar Calendar / Best Fishing Times

Ages ago, the best hunter-gatherers noted that fish and animal activity often increased when the full moon was overhead. Fishermen living by oceans, meanwhile, also noted that high and low tides followed the cycle of the moon.

In more recent times, John Alden Knight in 1920 was the first to note the effect of the combined force of the sun and moon (solunar activity) on fish and game. He called the times when the moon is directly overhead and directly underfoot (on the opposite side of the earth) “major activity periods.” A period midway between each major was called a “minor activity period.”

 

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