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2016 phases of the moon.

       NEW MOON        FIRST QUARTER

Date   Month   Peak    Date   Month   Peak
               Time                   Time

10     Jan     03:30   17     Jan     01:26
8      Feb     16:38   15     Feb     09:46
9      Mar     03:54   15     Mar     19:02
7      Apr     13:23   14     Apr     05:59
6      May     21:29   13     May     19:02
5      Jun     04:59   12     Jun
4      Jul     13:00   12     Jul     02:51
2      Aug     22:44   10     Aug     20:20
1      Sep     11:03   9      Sep     13:48
1      Oct     02:11   9      Oct     06:32
30     Oct     19:38   7      Nov     21:51
29     Nov     14:18   7      Dec     11:02
29     Dec     08:53

       FULL MOON              LAST QUARTER

Date   Month   Peak    Date   Month   Peak
               Time                   Time

                       2      Jan     07:30
24     Jan     03:45   1      Feb     05:27
22     Feb     20:19   2      Mar     01:10
23     Mar     14:00   31     Mar     17:16
22     Apr     07:23   30     Apr     05:28
21     May     23:14   29     May     14:11
20     Jun     13:02   27     Jun     20:18
20     Jul     00:56   27     Jul     00:59
18     Aug     11:26   25     Aug     05:40
16     Sep     21:05   23     Sep     11:56
16     Oct     06:23   22     Oct     21:13
14     Nov     15:52   21     Nov     10:33
14     Dec     03:55   21     Dec     03:55

Lunar Fishing Guide--According to modern research, during the Full
Moon and New Moon periods, anglers can expect an increase in
fishing activity, building progressively for a few days before,
peaking on the day (of the Full Moon or New Moon), and declining for
a few days after. To a lesser degree, a brief peak in activity may be
noticed on the day of the First Quarter and Last Quarter. It is
believed that feeding activity will reach a peak when the moon is
directly overhead, and directly below one's position. During these
periods, for an hour before, and an hour after, catch rates can be
expected to improve. The term "overhead" is not necessarily directly
above one's position, but is more correctly defined as "Crossing the
Meridian". This angle can in fact be 45 to 90 degrees. Ottoccasion,
there is no moon transit. In addition, there are two secondary peak
periods when the moon rises and sets. These periods occur roughly six
hours after each major peak. * All Times CAT.
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