Best days and times to fish

Greg Hackney wins Elite Series at Lake Texoma, OK

Hackney won the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino Resort Results at Lake Texoma, OK which was held on June 8th through 12th, 2016. He caught a total of only 66 lbs 2 oz, but it was enough to beat out the rest of the competition.

Fishermen in this tournament experienced considerable water level fluctuations which made the conditions tough, at one point the water level was close to 9 feet higher than normal, but Hackney continued his impressive year as one of only two anglers who have earned prize money in all six tournaments this year.

Brandon Card with 64 lbs 3 oz was close on Hackney's heels, but couldn't muster an upgrade to surpass Hackney.

Check out Bassfest Lake Texoma By The Numbers for the details.

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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