Bass movements and moods (as well as other fish and game) have been related to changes in the Earth-Moon-Sun orientation (and therefore energy) for much of human history. Even early hunters recognized different animal movements during different Moon phases and adjusted accordingly.
I even have to admit, when I took the time to check, bass feeding activities often seemed to coincide with major or minor solunar periods.
Following is a version of a Solunar Table for April 2010 (Astro Table) which was derived based using Moon and Sun phase information (it also links to current Bassmaster page):
Meaning of the data in the columns:
- Best Days – based on position of Earth-Moon-Sun with a rating of 0-100 where the higher the number, the higher the Sun-Moon influence;
- Lunar Periods refers to the times the Moon is either overhead or underfoot on a daily basis also with a solar symbol indicating when the tow periods overlap;
- PrimeTime data based on astrophysical data and research conducted on wildlife/fish movements and activity levels.
Here is a link to the Astro Tables page @ Bassmaster,com for current Solunar info…