Best days and times to fish

Despite Fish Disqualification, KVD Wins Again

Kevin VamDamm won again, his 23rd overall, in the Niagra River based Bassmaster Classic Bracket. In the final day VanDamm went head to head against Brett Hite and his 11 fish totalling 20 lbs 3 oz, were too much for the Arizona native Hite. In this tournament all legal fish were weighed in and counted.

Kevin focused on finding good quality keepers and had luck on Yamamoto Shad worms and Strike King tube, drop shot and jerkbaits. Vam Damm's victory did include some controversy as he was required to through back a 1-13 bass that was caught while fishing in an area that was off limits for the tournament.

With the win KVD took home $10,000 and a berth in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.

For more, see KVD Victory Stands.

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The Lunar Effect on Fish

Fishermen around the country know that fish respond to lunar phases of the moon and fishing can be much better during certain times of the month. Learn the best fishing times and make the most out of your time on the water.

Enter your zip code above to get a free fishing forecast. The charts will forecast fish activity and show you the best fishing days in your area.

The lunar fishing calendar predicts a general fishing forecast based on moon phases, sunrise, and sunset data. Local conditions, weather fronts, and barometric pressure can also affect fish activity. Many experienced fishermen keep a journal detailing weather information to help determine the patterns and fishing strategies that work best for different seasons and weather scenarios.

Good luck, and remember that "a bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work"!

Big Largemouth Bass: Pre-spawn Moon

All bass fishermen have a dream of tangling with an 8 plus pound largemouth, but fish this size are rarely caught by most anglers. Many pro bass fishermen and serious weekend warriors believe that the moon's affect is most pronounced during the late winter and the start of the spring, and the best fishing days are prior to a full moon just before spawning really kicks off. Increase your chances of catching a wall-hanger largemouth and consult solunar fishing tables during the spring and then go and wet a line!

Best days to fish for largemouth bass
A monster largemouth bass

Lunar Tides: On the Hunt for Tailing Redfish

Fishing in the tidal Spartina grass flats of the south eastern US during the summer time can be very exciting as long as you plan your fishing trips based on the moon. The tide is perfect for tailing redfish during full moon and new moon periods. The fish will swim into very shallow water in the marsh grass looking for fiddler grabs, shrimp, mullet and mud minnows. Check out these awesome pictures of fishing in the grass.

Best days to fish for redfish
A tailing redfish caught in action
Best days to fish for redfish
On the hunt for redfish
Best days to fish for redfish
Three spots on this fish