Feb 15,2007 (updated 7/17/2013)
It has been known for a long time that fish feed in cycles and
patterns and it was discovered that these patterns tend to follow
solunar cycles. However, there is more to it than just that. Weather
and tides also play an important role in fishing cycles. In fact,
after studying fishing productivity patterns logged over several
years and comparing them to weather archives, it became clear that
there a lot of weather factors that play a role in determining when
fish are most active feeding.
Fishing factors tend to peak and lull at different times with each
other, often cancelling each other out. An example would be a full
moon overhead would indicate excellent fishing but perhaps weather
conditions indicate poor fishing conditions. The net result is
fishing conditions that might be average rather than excellent. On
the other hand, several factors might peak at the same time creating
conditions that are excellent.
After a lot of research and development, a forecasting system has
been created that combines expected solunar, weather and tidal
conditions to determine the overall fishing conditions. This system
is free and uses forecast data generated by the National Weather
Service for locations all across the United States. The default
factors used were created using archived data and statistics to
determine to what extent each factor effects the fishing trend. Due
to the fact the some geographic areas and species of fish may differ
slightly in how much each factor effects the trend, the factors can
To view the fishing forecast chart, go to www.EProFishing.com
and select a location from the Solunar and Best fishing Times drop
down box. After selecting your location, fishing forecast charts will
be created for two days out. The factors used in creating the chart
will be displayed at the top. Each day will display a weather
pictorial for each hour of the day. Clicking on any of the pictorials
will pop up a details window for the forecasted conditions for that
time. Under the weather pictorials, will be 2 charts. The first is
the overall fishing conditions for the day. The graph will indicate
the expected fishing conditions on a scale of poor-average-good. The
second chart will indicate the peak fishing conditions for the day.
This is an amplified view of the first so that the best fishing
condition for the day will be at the top of the chart and the worst
will be at the bottom.
If your selected location includes tides, then a third graph will
display the tide levels for your location along with a list of
high/low tide levels/times.
After the charts, solunar almanac data will be included.
The charts generally display today and tomorrow forecasts. A service
is available that allows charts to be viewed 7 days out. Beyond 7
days can also be generated, but these will not include weather
There are still some environmental factors that may effect fishing
that are not included in these charts such as water temperature,
water clarity, fish and bait spawning times, etc.
Overall, these fishing forecasts are a huge improvement over all
other models used to date.