also adding on more to what's stated below weather and other elements can change the bite activity for an area. the fish feed when their bladders aren't fluctuation on them and they can swim without issue. ever watch a fish swimming weird? its cause the barometric pressure is affecting the swim bladder. 1st time i used the data on this site went out at 1pm for steelhead when I would normally be relaxing and hooked up 1st cast on a fatty. Sadly i was to excited and tried landing him no net in under a minute and he flopped up as i grabbed the gill plate and snagged my hook into my hand and he swam away. Caught 2 salmon on a major bite and minor bite time days afterwards. hope this helps
I'm new to the site but I am following the times very closely now. I have been fishing this lake for 40 years and although I have been lucky on occasion, generally the fishing has been unpredictable. The lake is full of small Mouth Bass and Pike. Several weeks ago I was trolling, trying to get some depth and into colder water. I hooked into a very large pike but I had been lazy, let too much line out and gave it time to bite through the line. I immediately put a leader on the line and threw out a different lure. Long story short, within 35 minutes I had two 40 inch pike in the boat. When I got back to the house my wife asked if I had noticed the moon. It was about 4 pm and the sun was bright, no clouds in the sky, but the moon was clearly visible, just hanging in the sky. A day or two later I came to the conclusion that there had to be some relationship between the moon being visible while the sun was up and my fishing good fortune. I started doing some research and reading and here I am, on the site. I have caught fish every time I have gone out during a "major" event. Looking forward to the new moon in a few days to really put the concept to the test. Just have to remember to take photos of the catch this time!