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Hey do you guys konw of the moon has anything to do with the catfish bite. I have been fishing the local river in the town that i live in i cant seeem to get anything to bite and usually i always catch some channels at least but i cant hook up with anything except for some suckers. Also do you think the big swing in temp changes from morning to night has anything to do with it. Thanks

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Hey do you guys konw of the moon has anything to do with the catfish bite. I have been fishing the local river in the town that i live in i cant seeem to get anything to bite and usually i always catch some channels at least but i cant hook up with anything except for some suckers. Also do you think the big swing in temp changes from morning to night has anything to do with it. Thanks

common knowledge.. fish are more active eaters during sun rise/set and moon rise/set.. some.. like myself also believe that full moon and new moon phases produce better fishing conditions as well

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I wouldn't worry about the bite this early in the season. Water temps have just started coming up. We just hit 50 degrees on the St Croix this week. Patience, Grasshopper, Patience. My plan is to fish every chance I get and hope to be there when they decide they are hungry. The bite is always spotty this time of year.

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Ah, thank you father grasshopper! I have been out like three times this last week and nothing is producing, the river down here is about three feet below the normal for this time of year because of the lack of snow (down here)this year. I hope to get out a few times next week. I do know one thing though is that the chubs are biting,i went and caught some to stock up for this summer.

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Fish will feed during full moons. This makes them less active day feeders.

Fishing at sunset/sunrise during a new moon is a good time to find hungry fish.

Of course this is just in general, I've had plenty of AMAZING fishing at 2PM on a sunny summer day during a full moon. Time on the water can always be productive.

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