Ralph Manns has kept records for decades and he believes that the MINORS are better than the MAJORS. He has published data that show they work, FOR THE MOST PART, given everything is equal, which is NOT the case in most instances. He told me the last 5-7 years the minors have been more successful than the majors. He plans his fishing around the minors and does quite well fishing out of a bass buster on Ray Hubbard. He has probably forgotten more than I will ever know, so I try to pay attention to him when he says something about fishing. He once cordoned off a cove and fished it 60 minutes with the sonar on and 60 minutes with the sonar off and what do you know, 30 minutes after the sonar turned off he started catching a lot of fish. THAT is one reason I normally only use my sonar going and coming, sometimes to locate a school, but often just on the move, on highly pressured lakes and my catch rate seems to be better than other fishermen, reportedly what they caught, anyway. But, that could be circumstances. BUT, I agree with Txduckhunter, FISH WHEN YOU CAN and to heck with the solunar tables, but when you CAN, fish the minors. He says he catches bigger fish in the new moon on a major, but fewer fish, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.