FISHING & THE MOON
Here is a handy guideline to help you plan the best times to fish on the Outer Banks. Keep in mind that there are exceptions to every rule but here is a good rule of thumb. When planning a fishing trip, try to go on the back side of the full moon. Why? It’s simply because fish tend to feed at night on the full moon. Usually, daytime fishing is slower during these periods. This is generally true for all types of fishing from offshore to inshore to surf and pier. Here are the dates of the full moons and the periods of no moon. Plan your trip as close to the dark of the moon as possible for best results!