Weather And Moon Phases

Bounty Hunter


The Moon

Click for moon phases

It is no secret that the moon has a very present effect on fish and in particular, Florida saltwater gamefish. Roughly 15 days of each and every month feature stronger tides than the other days. This occurs around the major moon periods of the full and dark moon. In addition to tide strengths, the moon also plays a key effect on gamefish movement and feeding habits. It really takes a lifetime to develop an understanding of gamefish habits during different phases of the moon and the different months of the year. This information is provided as a basic guide for reference in your trip planning. Please keep in mind that tides are merely predictions. On any given day they can be significantly different in height, strength, and time due to other natural variables. The same being true of gamefish habits.


4  New moon 

1  First quarter

3 Full moon

2  Last quarter

2020 Moon Phases Calendar

Jan 1,10:3,17:2,  24:4
Feb 1: 1, 9:3, 15:2,  23:4
Mar 2:1, 9:3, 16:2,  24:4
Apr 1:1,7:3,14:2, 22:4,30:1
May 7:3,14:1,22: 4,29:2
Jun 5:3,  13: 1 21:4,  28:2
Jul 5:3,  12:1 20:4,  27:2
Aug 3:3, 11:1 18:4, 25:2
Sep 2:3, 10:1, 17:4  23:2

1:3, 9 1, 16:4,  23:2,31;3

Nov 8:2, 15:4,  21:1  30:3
Dec 7: 2,14:4,  21: 1 29:3


Tarpon Springs Tides (Anclote River) Boca Grande Pass Tides

Tampa Bay Tides (Skyway)  

Sarasota Bay
Manatee River 
El Jobean
Redfish Pass Captiva Island
El Jobean
Port Tampa-Old Tampa Bay 

The Sea

Marine Forecast Wind Forecast Future Radar Image

COMPS Weather Station Observation Site(current water temps, wind speed etc.)


green bar

| Home | All About Tarpon FishingSnook | Flyfishing | Florida Fishing Report | Tarpon Guarantee |

| About The Area | Species We Catch  200 lb. Giant Tarpon Club | Our Location | Video |

Featured Articles 5 Reasons To Fish |  The Captain's Blog new content January 2017 Testimonials |

 | Frequently Asked Questions Moons and Weather  | 2020 Giant Tarpon Fishing Schedule |

In The News  | How & Why To Follow Us on Social Media | Photos |

Become a GiantTarpon Facebook Friend  Become a GiantTarpon Fan. Join our Facebook Fan Page.  Follow GiantTarpon on Twitter  instagram


Florida fishing on the saltwater flats of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay,Clearwater,orlando and Disney area, using lite tackle and fly fishing for tarpon snnok redfish and trout

New January 20, 2020
           Copyright 1986-2020
   All Rights Reserved. Do not reproduce or distribute in any form.