I read an article recently where an avid, experienced catfish angler said he likes to go out a few days before a full/new moon. He found the cats tend to be more agitated in the days leading up to a Solunar excellent day. I figured I’d give it a try, so I went out a day before the actual peak event was expected.
Coming on the heels of a peak fishing time but lacking the free time to actually go fishing, I figured I’d still give it a try. The weather is starting to warm up, it’s April, hopefully the catfish are waking up from Winter and looking for food.
I haven’t been kayak fishing in quite a while, and today was lined up to be an excellent Solunar day, beautiful weather, I figured why not? It’s a weekend, no other plans. Let’s go fishing!
What a day! I set out to spend as much time as I could today fishing. Weather was clear and crisp in the morning but expected to be 80° for a high. Full moon with a lunar eclipse wrapping up right before I left, water temperature the same as the air temperature, should be a great day!
The weather is starting to get colder, which means the water temperature is cooling down. Catfish are supposed to hibernate when water temps dip below 61°. Knowing this I still try, but figured between this fact and today is a low Solunar day, I’d start out going for Carp.