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Will the eclipse affect fishing?

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had a fun conversation this morning about fishing during the eclipse. we all know the magic hour in the evening and how great it can be to fish during. Could there be a similar affect during the eclipse?

My thoughts are that it will happen so quickly it may not have an affect at all. We will not be in a full eclipse here but have a partial eclipse. But I would love to take the day off of work and give it shot :)

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It's during the new moon phase, so you have that going for you. And the temporary darkness should help. The weather will probably have more of an effect as usual though.

 

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Fish probably follow some sort of circadian rhythm and I'm thinking a bit of darkness one day every 100 years would probably just be a "huh, that's weird" inside their fishy brains.

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Yes!  There is no question the eclipse will affect fishing!

The eclipse will draw peoples attention away from fishing and the casual angler will be all wound up about watching the event. They will not be paying attention to anything else and surely not to fishing.

The result will be far fewer anglers on the stream and YOU will have more room to fish and less competition.

THAT is how the eclipse will affect fishing.

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Really ufatz, that's how tomorrow  will affect fishing?? It all depends on what your fishing for. If I'm just off the flats chasing walleyes it would be interesting to see if they work there way up on top mid day. Probably not. To much of a short window.. 

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cloudy and rainy here today is gonna take all the fun out it. I do know the fish didn't cooperate for a sundown bite last night.

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To answer your question, at peak eclipse I measured 3500 LUX outside, which is brighter than thick clouds. To fish, what happened today was a typical cloud moved in front of the sun.

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