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Exactly when do bream bite the best. Is it a day or so before the full moon or a day or so after?

Some fish the week leading up to the full moon, some fish on the full moon, some fish right after.

What has been your experience?
 

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I know that most types of fishing 2 days prior to and 2 days after as well as the night of were always great fishing, but lately I have found that crappie fishing is best on the night/day of a New Moon.
 

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the week before and after the full moon have always been among the very best times for me- in the Month of May- Very dependable. If they are off the beds- try fishing out from the beds in 4-5 foot of water and they will be there. Live bait- beetle spins, fly rods- any means seem to work well.
 

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I had the best day I've ever had this last Friday, the 17th near New Bern on my fly rod, using a foam bug. I caught at least 25 fish, and pretty sure it was more within 4 hours. I need to know why they bit so well on that day, so I can repeat it. lol Got in front of a man's house on the creek that was watching me. I caught 5 or 6 in a row on my 4 wt fly rod. Last time I looked at the man, he had his wife there with him looking at me. I felt like a TV star fisherman. Now, I want 25 every time I go.
 

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They bite well that particular time because they are on their beds and are protective of their fry. You can catch some in that same area on the full moon in June and July as well but off the bank some in a little deeper water. As the weather gets cooler in the fall- they will be close to that area once again. Grasshoppers can be deadly in the late summer/ early fall.
 

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IMG956747.jpg This is how i did the weekend before the full moon. This past weekend me and 6 others actuall caught our limit of 210. I will be going this weekend as well and expect to do just as good. I have been brim fishing for many years and it is the best the weekend of the full moon, however you still catch plenty leading up to it and after it. I think it just depends on how good of a spot you got.
 
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