Fishing times for:

Cortez 🇺🇸

Timezone: America/Denver
Local Time: Sun, 22 May 17:21
Coordinates: 37.349 ,-108.586
Sun and Moon
The sun will be at it's highest point at 01:11 pm. Today we have 14:22 hours of daylight. For shallow water fishing the twilight periods are often the most productive fishing times, especially on days when a major or minor time will coincide with twilight. In low light conditions predators have better cover for their ambush and often hunt in shallow water.
  • Nautical Twilight begins:
    04:54 am
    06:00 am
  • Sunset:
    08:22 pm
    Nautical Twilight ends:
    09:29 pm
  • Moonrise:
    02:11 am
  • Moonset:
    12:45 pm
  • Moon over:
    07:28 am
  • Moon under:
    07:44 pm
  • Visibility:
  • Third Quarter Moon Third Quarter Moon
Next New Moon in 7 days on 30th May
  • Distance to earth:
    371,930 km
    79.3 %
We can compare the current moon distance to it's minimum and maximum distance from earth and express that as proximity. A high proximity means the moon is closer to earth. At 50% it would be at it's mean distance. A high proximity causes big tides, currents and has a direct effect on increased bite times. A proximity greater than 90% indicates a super moon.
Moon Phases for Cortez
Full Moon: Sun, 15 May - 10:15 pm
Last Quarter: Sun, 22 May - 12:44 pm
New Moon: Mon, 30 May - 05:32 am
Full Moon: Tue, 14 Jun - 05:52 am
Solunar Clock
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Best fishing times:
  • minor Time:
    01:11 am - 03:11 am
  • major Time:
    06:28 am - 08:28 am
  • minor Time:
    11:45 am - 01:45 pm
  • major Time:
    06:44 pm - 08:44 pm

All times are displayed in the America/Denver timezone and are automatically adjusted to daylight savings. The current timezone offset is -6 hours. Green and yellow areas indicate the best fishing times (major and minor). The center shows the current moon phase which is a Third Quarter Moon at 50% lumination. According to the Solunar Theory, today is a average day for fishing, but you need to cross check this with the current weather forecast for a final decision. Today some bite times coincide with sunrise or sunset. Those will be particularly good times for fishing and are indicated by sun icons. The next best fishing time ( ) starts in 1 hour and 22 minutes. The gray time indicator displays the current local time.
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Current Fishing Weather
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7 Day Fishing Weather
The weather plays an important role in fishing. Wind strenght and direction often determine where you can fish and where fish might be holding. Although high pressure is usually good for fishing, steep pressure changes often trigger feeding frenzies and are great times for fishing. Of course temperature has also a strong effect on fishing and comfort on the water. So make sure to cross check the weather forecast with the solunar fishing times to determine the best times to go fishing. The graph below shows you the 3 hourly weather progression over the next 7 days. Scroll the graph left or right to see more.
Selected Weather Station: Cortez, United States of America
Rain Precipitation
UV Index
Retrieving Weather...
Date Major Bite Times Minor Bite Times Sun Moon Moonphase
Sun, 22 May
06:28 am - 08:28 am
06:44 pm - 08:44 pm
01:11 am - 03:11 am
11:45 am - 01:45 pm
R: 06:00 am
S: 08:22 pm
R: 02:11 am
S: 12:45 pm
moon image
Third Quarter Moon
Mon, 23 May
07:17 am - 09:17 am
07:31 pm - 09:31 pm
01:43 am - 03:43 am
12:52 pm - 02:52 pm
R: 05:59 am
S: 08:23 pm
R: 02:43 am
S: 01:52 pm
moon image
Third Quarter Moon
Tue, 24 May
08:04 am - 10:04 am
08:17 pm - 10:17 pm
02:11 am - 04:11 am
01:57 pm - 03:57 pm
R: 05:59 am
S: 08:24 pm
R: 03:11 am
S: 02:57 pm
moon image
Waning Crescent
Wed, 25 May
08:47 am - 10:47 am
08:59 pm - 10:59 pm
02:36 am - 04:36 am
02:59 pm - 04:59 pm
R: 05:58 am
S: 08:24 pm
R: 03:36 am
S: 03:59 pm
moon image
Waning Crescent
Thu, 26 May
09:30 am - 11:30 am
09:43 pm - 11:43 pm
03:00 am - 05:00 am
04:01 pm - 06:01 pm
R: 05:58 am
S: 08:25 pm
R: 04:00 am
S: 05:01 pm
moon image
Waning Crescent
Fri, 27 May
10:13 am - 12:13 pm
10:27 pm - 12:27 am
03:25 am - 05:25 am
05:02 pm - 07:02 pm
R: 05:57 am
S: 08:26 pm
R: 04:25 am
S: 06:02 pm
moon image
Waning Crescent
Sat, 28 May
10:57 am - 12:57 pm
11:12 pm - 01:12 am
03:52 am - 05:52 am
06:03 pm - 08:03 pm
R: 05:57 am
S: 08:27 pm
R: 04:52 am
S: 07:03 pm
moon image
New Moon
*bold times indicate best fishing times around sunrise or sunset
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Cortez is a seat of a second-order administrative division in US with an estimated population of 8482 and an average elevation of 1895 meters above sea level, located in the America/Denver timezone. Cortez is also known as:


Best Fishing Spots in the greater Cortez area

Beaches and Bays are ideal places for land-based fishing. If the beach is shallow and the water is clear then twilight times are usually the best times, especially when they coincide with a major or minor fishing time. Often the points on either side of a beach are the best spots. Or if the beach is large then look for irregularities in the breaking waves, indicating sandbanks and holes. We found 1 beaches and bays in this area.

Camp Ditch - 16km

Harbours and Marinas can often times be productive fishing spots for land based fishing as their sheltered environment attracts a wide variety of bait fish. Similar to river mouths, harbour entrances are also great places to fish as lots of fish will move in and out with the rising and falling tides. There are 1 main harbours in this area.

Beaver Creek Marina - 18km

We found a total of 30 potential fishing spots nearby Cortez. Below you can find them organized on a map. Points, Headlands, Reefs, Islands, Channels, etc can all be productive fishing spots. As these are user submitted spots, there might be some errors in the exact location. You also need to cross check local fishing regulations. Some of the spots might be in or around marine reserves or other locations that cannot be fished. If you click on a location marker it will bring up some details and a quick link to google search, satellite maps and fishing times. Tip: Click/Tap on a new area to load more fishing spots.

Denny Lake Dam - 3km , Robert Leighton Dam - 4km , Totten Dam - 5km , Highline Ditch - 5km , Rocky Ford Ditch - 6km , May Lateral - 7km , Lower Hermana Lateral - 7km , Upper Hermana Lateral - 9km , Cortez Number 1 Dam - 9km , West Lateral - 12km , Duncan Ditch - 12km , East Lateral - 12km , Main Canal Number 1 - 13km , Garret Ridge Lateral - 13km , Ute Mountain Ditch - 14km , E G Merritt Dam - 14km , Grimes Dam - 14km , Goodman Lake - 14km , Narriguinepp Dam - 15km , Lone Pine Lateral - 16km , Camp Ditch - 16km , South Main Ditch - 16km , Moonlight Lateral - 16km , Summit Ditch - 17km , A M Puett Dam - 17km , Main Canal Number 2 - 18km , Beaver Creek Marina - 18km , Summit Dam - 19km , Lost Canyon Dam - 19km , U Lateral - 20km

Harbours and Marinas Beaches Bays Wharfs Points,Reefs,etc
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