What Information Goes Into a Fishing Forecast?


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Some information in a fishing forecast includes the temperature for both day and night and whether it is sunny, cloudy, partly cloudy or precipitating. A fishing forecast, such as the one from The Weather Channel, also details the patterns for the sun and the moon, indicating the sunrise, solar noon, sunset and what phase the moon is in.

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The fishing forecast from The Weather Channel tracks the moon's cycle, including moonrise, moonset and the current location of the moon. This fishing forecast also gives users a radar to let them know where clouds are and what precipitation is going to be like in a 24-hour period.

My Fishing Forecast gives users a chart of the times of day and when fish activity is the greatest. The bottom of the chart indicates poor fishing conditions, while the top of the chart indicates the best and "epic" conditions.

Some fishing forecasts, such as the one from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, tell users which fish are in which bodies of water throughout the state. For example, in Ohio, walleye run, white bass run and steelhead are found primarily in Lake Erie, while channel catfish and crappie are more common in lakes and bodies of water inland.

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