I’ve implemented a simple .Net 5.0 web application that shows the next 30 days worth of Solunar info for the area near my house.
My daughter Kira decided to join my fuzzy little fishing buddy and I for a trip to Tempe Town Lake today. Solunar data shows peak times are 6am, then 12p-3p, so since she’s not an early riser we opted for the afternoon shift.
I don’t normally pay attention to the Solunar chart since it has failed me often in the past. I do however usually go fishing before work on Tuesdays, and yesterday happened to be an excellent day according to Solunar data. With the weather getting cooler (thankfully!) I figured catfish will be hunkering down for the winter.
It’s fall, temperatures are (finally) getting and staying cooler, and so is the average water temperature. I enjoy fishing for catfish, but they just don’t bite in water temperatures below 75° (they prefer water temps around 82°-84°). I believe I’ve caught one, maybe two in Octobers past in AZ. Rainbow trout, however, are cold water fish, preferring water temperatures between 61°-64°. In AZ the average temperature in wintertime is 70°-80° during the day, and as long as water temperatures stay…