Best lunar phase for offshore fishing?

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    Best lunar phase for offshore fishing?

    Hey all,

    Thinking about heading down to the area to do another 2 day head boat trip in October since EVERYTHING (might) be in season.

    The first weekend of October is a new moon. I know the night fishing has the possibility to be a little slower than a full moon trip, but is it worth delaying the trip to the full moon if the first weekend of October works best for my schedule?

    Any thoughts on offshore fishing and lunar phases?

    Thanks!

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    Rule 1. Fish when you can.

    I'd fish the full moon phase over the new moon phase any day of the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mango Man View Post
    Rule 1. Fish when you can.

    I'd fish the full moon phase over the new moon phase any day of the week.

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    That works out well since the best time IMO to be on stand for whitetails is on a new moon phase (unless during the rut). Rule #1 is good for this too though

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    Very true about rule one!! :-)

    Thoughts about quarter moon vs new moon? The longer I wait to go, the less chance that red snapper will be open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishingAddict View Post
    The longer I wait to go, the less chance that red snapper will be open.
    See rule 1.
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