Why Today'™s Rare Full Moon Could Be Money for Fishermen
June 13, 2014
Today's date is one for the record books, and it could be one for fishermen, too...if you're lucky.
According to astronomers, it will be another 35 years before a full moon appears on Friday the 13th. For the superstitious bunch worried about bad tidings, luck will be on your side when it comes to today's fishing forecast.
At exactly 12:11 a.m. EST this morning, the June "Honey Moon" or "Strawberry Moon," known for its dark, reddish-yellow hue, made its annual summer appearance. The last full moon to fall on Friday the 13th was in August 2011. Astronomers say the rare occurrence will not happen again until August 13, 2049.
So what does this mean for fishing? Good things. Peak fishing hours will be 12:25 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. EST. Though you may still be at work during the peak, the fish will feed again from approximately 7:55 p.m. to 9:55 p.m. EST. Check the best times for your exact location with the In-Fisherman Solunar Calendar.
With the full moon giving you the light you'll need to set up that rig and tie your knots, tonight could be the making of a story for the grandkids: "It was Friday the 13th, it was a full moon and we could see fish jumping for miles'¦"
You'll have to supply the rest. The cards are stacked in your favor for the perfect tale. Get your gear ready and leave that flashlight at home.