What Are Some Good Times of the Year to Go Fishing?


Quick Answer

Good times to go fishing include late afternoon or early evening in the spring or fall, and from sundown to dark in the summer. Fish bite at this time in the spring and fall because the water is warm from the sun shining directly over it.

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Summer anglers have the most success from sundown until dark because fish come to the surface as the water cools. Hot days make fish sluggish because fish are cold blooded and cannot regulate their body temperatures. Anglers also have success in early morning or evening hours because fish prefer the gentler light to the bright mid-day sun. Bodies of water with mud bottoms warm faster than those with sand bottoms because the dark mud absorbs the sun's heat.

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