Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Redneck_622, NonBacked, T.Fieseler, mfuller, Buggerred
107744 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 88376
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76322
JDavis7873® 67390
John175® 67211
FattyMcButterpants 60846
Derek 🐝 60039
Tritonman 57952
LoneStarSon® 54315
SkeeterRonnie 53336
facebook
Forum Stats
107744 Members
60 Forums
857771 Topics
12231602 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12605286 - 02/01/18 10:29 AM Full moon effects on whites/ stripes
reel believer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 47
I'm looking for some insight on the effects of the full moon on white bass and striper fishing. Does anyone have any ideas / experience on this?

Top
#12605312 - 02/01/18 10:43 AM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1585
Loc: Garland TX
Just my personal opinion but the solar lunar sites always rank full moon as best times to fish.
I can't say that I believe it to be true.
I think full moon with no clouds allows fish to feed at night and therefore not be so hungry during the day.
_________________________

Texoma guide
http://www.striperexpress.com/

Top
#12605608 - 02/01/18 01:47 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
CHAMPION FISH Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 7345
Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
According to the Hubbard moon man, tomorrow is a 4 fish rated day. That is the best rating.
_________________________

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

www.pro-cure.com
www.falconrods.com

Top
#12605820 - 02/01/18 04:00 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
reel believer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 47
Steve, my experience in different fisheries has been that some, like kingfish, go full tilt on a full moon. Others, like chumming for snapper , will nearly shut down. I'm still in the learning phase on the striper and white bass on whitney and can see where that might make sense. When I was commercial fishing for kings, we fished straight through day and night for several days around the full moon and had action most of the time. They just seemed ready to eat , regardless of the time of day or light conditions. I have never even tried for stripers or whites at night yet , so it will be interesting to see how that goes. have you ever slabbed for whites at night, thumping ?

Top
#12605833 - 02/01/18 04:05 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: CHAMPION FISH]
reel believer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 47
Tell me more about this hubbard moon man, is this somebody I should know?

Top
#12605883 - 02/01/18 04:33 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
doctorxring Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 854
Loc: The Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: SteveStrasemeier
Just my personal opinion but the solar lunar sites always rank full moon as best times to fish.
I can't say that I believe it to be true.
I think full moon with no clouds allows fish to feed at night and therefore not be so hungry during the day.



I agree. It might be best if you fish at Night. smile

Last night was a blazing moon. I fished today at Canyon that has had
a top water pattern going on for two weeks. Skunked ! I was hoping that
we would get cloud cover come in last night. Alas, no. That's fishing.

Top
#12605920 - 02/01/18 05:00 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1585
Loc: Garland TX
I have never fished at night so I can't comment on that.
_________________________

Texoma guide
http://www.striperexpress.com/

Top
#12605944 - 02/01/18 05:13 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
Madatu Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 112
Loc: Texas
Fishing at night has produced fish for me. I have not done it in a year or so. the key to me was get there early enough to get my lights up and on before night came so the bait fish would find me. if you dont have bait you dont have fish. it takes a couple of hours for it to start to work. or did for us. i have been three times to hubbard in the lake week and a half. i cant find them. it was crazy good and just fell to nothing. they dont seem to be south of thirty anywhere.
_________________________
Mike Warren

Top
#12606497 - 02/01/18 10:20 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
Chaparro75 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 236
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: SteveStrasemeier
Just my personal opinion but the solar lunar sites always rank full moon as best times to fish.
I can't say that I believe it to be true.
I think full moon with no clouds allows fish to feed at night and therefore not be so hungry during the day.

Totally agree. Both the moon part and clear sky zero clouds.
Through in no wind and I'm staying home or going to the fishing barge to shoot the breeze with fellow anglers.

Top
#12606538 - 02/01/18 11:06 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
Dennis Christian Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2505
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I also agree with Steve. Thus, afternoon fishing should be better on full moon. Re smooth water I love it - easier on me, and fish still bite Mepps.

Top
#12606738 - 02/02/18 07:38 AM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
SeaPro-Todd Online   sleepy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 7297
Loc: Richardson TX
Originally Posted By: reel believer
Tell me more about this hubbard moon man, is this somebody I should know?
Hubbard Moom man is another another legend on Lake Ray Hubbard. He removes his shoes before he flehan at his iSolunar app for days to fish or stay home. And that man LOVE egg rolls too. flehan
_________________________

Top
#12606920 - 02/02/18 09:04 AM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
Fishboy Frank Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 1987
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Hubbard Moon man here! To me it's all about trial and error. Have used the moon/sun charts all of my adult life. Used to buy Texas Fish and Game magazine and use the monthly charts in there. And the Dallas Morning news had a weekly chart for years. With the Internet it's an App now. I use iSolunar. Have also kept fishing logs. The fishing activity is highest during the new and full moon cycles. My personal history and logs shows the increase in activity to hold true. Who knows for sure. It may just be the magnetic and gravitational pulll that pulls me out to fish more during those times! Thus increasing my chances of catching. Try the app and do some testing. It has Major and Minor times. I've actually booked guides and taking off work to fish during the cycles. But that's just me. As my buddy Plano Keith always says. Catch 'em! P.S. Egg rolls from Todd are not included with the app. Those are sold separately!


Edited by Fishboy Frank (02/02/18 09:06 AM)

Top
#12608217 - 02/02/18 09:49 PM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
ATM97 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 703
Loc: Bullard
Love full moons on lake palestine
_________________________

Top
#12608512 - 02/03/18 09:08 AM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
Dennis Christian Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2505
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Yesterday's experience at CCL supports my view. I went out at 10AM and sitting over structure where there were fish, I could not get them to respond to thumping - which supposedly tells them other fish are feeding. They were full from eating during the night under a full moon. About noon they finally started to respond to thumping - they had had time to get hungry again.

Top
#12609663 - 02/04/18 07:26 AM Re: Full moon effects on whites/ stripes [Re: reel believer]
Finaddict Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/02/16
Posts: 264
Loc: Cedar Creek lake, Tx
Full moon, half moon. some moon, no moon?..
If it is 40 degrees plus and wind under 10 mph I get in my boat and fish.
They are somewhere and some will bite. Location and presentation.

However.....60 + years of experience tell me they definitely feed more on a full moon due to being able to see bait profile/shadow better. 2 or 3 days pre and post full moon the bite is better late afternoon and evening.
_________________________
You know you are a fishaholic if you have more rods than your wife has shoes!

www.g-rods.com/collections/crappie-spinning
www.jigginjerry.com
www.bobosthumper.com
www.constantpursuitoutfitters.com
www.chriswebbsfishing.com

Survived Vietnam TET offensive 1968, 100% disabled compliments of Agent Orange.
NO regrets.....

Top



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide