How To Pick the Best Fishing Time in Your Area

How To Pick the Best Fishing Time in Your Area

November 22, 2022

If you are planning a fishing trip, then you can’t miss with an Alaskan charter from Phantom Tri-River Charters. You may also have some questions about fishing, like what is the best time of day to fish or do the weather conditions matter?

These are all age-old questions asked by fishermen (and women) from the beginning of time. From the young to the old, fishing is a pastime, sport, and activity everyone can enjoy. And there is nothing like a fishing trip that ends with the story of a great catch. Here are some tips to help your fishing tale.

How Can You Tell When Its the Best Time of Day to Fish and Other Fishing Tips

What is the best time of day to fish, and does the weather matter? Here are a few tips on what, where, when, and how to find the fish. The catching them part is up to you!

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Early and Late

From the crack of dawn until late morning or late afternoon until dusk becomes nightfall are the best times of day to go fishing. Fish like warm water, but not too warm. Even during cooler seasons, the sun is hottest during midday hours. That also means this is most likely the time that your catch will be headed toward deeper and cooler waters.

Watch the Weather Fronts

Before cold fronts settle in, fish are known to become particularly active. Yes, that is also a good time to bait your hook. During and after cold fronts pass the region, likewise, are recognized as less favorable fishing conditions.

Warm fronts are a green light for all fishing activities. Before, during, and after warm fronts, the water temperature increases. This subtle change also directly impacts the feeding habits of fish, making them more likely to bite.

Rain, Rain, Go Away?

In most cases, rain is a bad thing for fishing conditions. The one exception is light rain or sprinkles. In particular, during the early fishing and mid-fishing season, fish are prone to hunt for insects that have been washed down as a result of these conditions. 

Additionally, cloudy conditions often mean fish will be more prone to searching the surface for food. This also makes our gilled friends more likely to be our grilled friends too.

Seek the Wisdom of the Wise

The Farmer’s Almanac, locals, and long-time fishers are also great resources for learning about fish habits in certain waters or location. And if you are looking for a fishing escape or Alaskan charter, contact us at Phantom Tri-River Charters. Your next fishing adventure and great fish story is one fishing trip away.

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