Fishing with science – Moon phases and fishing Part 1


hey guys what's going on I'm back with

another video for you I know I said that

I was gonna do a video on the deeper app

and just go over all of its different

features and everything but I think

that's probably gonna work best if I

show the different features when I'm

actually using them when I'm using the

deeper so as an appropriate video comes

up where I can show you some of those

features with the deeper then I will

show those but the next most requested

video was on moon phases so I'm gonna go

ahead and do actually a two-part series

on moon phases because I just really

want to cover the moon phases themselves

in this video and then in the next video

I'll talk to you about whether or not

that's related and what to look for and

a little more information about how to

relate those moon phases to fishing

itself so you've heard me mention the

solar lunar theory John Alden Knight was

the first to popularize this theory

which predicts the best day and time of

increased fishing activity to which the

bite may be at its best or it may be at

its worst and he did so by compiling a

list of 33 elements from fishing

folklore of which he was able to

eliminate all but three key elements the

Sun the moon and tights so the soul in

our theory states that animals and fish

will move according to the location of

the Sun or the moon so basically what

that saying is if you can track the moon

you can theoretically track the fish so

the earth is in constant motion around

the Sun to which the moon is orbiting

around the earth and as the Sun reflects

off the moon it causes a different

portion of it to glow so half the moon

is actually always lit we just don't

always see it from our perspective here

on earth there are four phases

of the moon you have your New Moon which

is the start of the cycle and the new

moon is when the moon is between the

Earth and the Sun and none of it is lit

so this is the darkest moon and this is

when the moon is nearest to the Sun so

of course it's darker because the sun's

so bright it's shining not the light

it's not reflecting that much off of it

so the moon therefore is dark so the

moon rises with the Sun and it sets with

the Sun during a new moon now as time

goes on the moon moves away from the Sun

and it becomes more and more visible

it's reflecting more light so you have

what is known as a crescent moon and

this is also known as a waxing crescent

moon because waxing means increasing

over time so the amount of light that is

illuminating the moon is increasing

slowly over time so then you move on to

what is known as the second phase of the

Moon and the second phase of the Moon is

the first quarter moon and this is when

the moon is cut in half half of it is

illuminated so you move on from there

and you go on to what is known as a

waxing gibbous moon and this is when

more than half of the moon is

illuminated and then from there you move

on to what is known as the full moon

now the full moon is at the point when

the earth is between the moon and the

Sun and you see that entire lit up side

so that's why we call it a full moon

because you're seeing that entire half

of the moon that is lit up from the

earth and it is opposite the Sun at this

point in time so when the Sun rises the

moon sets and when the Sun sets the moon

rises and again your full moon is going

to be your brightest moon now from there

you move on to a waning

give us which what this is is you

remember you're going from that full

moon to now you're going and it's

shrinking down it's not quite half yet

but it's shrinking down from a full and

then from there you move into the fourth

phase which this fourth phase is your

third quarter phase and this is when you

have that half moon that's lit again and

then from there you move on down to a

waning crescent and again the waning is

because that you're decreasing over time

so you come to that waning crescent and

then you push down into the new moon

again now the complete cycle is 29 and a

half days for the moon form to go from

New Moon to New Moon is 29 and a half

days and this cycle are the changes

between each phase is generally about a

week or so hey guys I know that was a

lot of information that I just threw at

you but if you want to skim it down to

an easy to use app deeper does have a

sonar calendar on their app as well as

the weather so you can check moon phases

as you can see here although I'm not

really keyed into an exact search area

but you can look and see when the major

and minor fishing times are which we'll

cover that in the next video which

should be up next week so keep the

lookout for that but again check out the

deeper app if you want to see a calendar

firsthand you can also check out your

weather on that and if you have any

questions about any of the moon phases

or anything else do leave that in the

comments below but again please keep a

look out for that video that's gonna be

up next week when I'm going to relate

these moon phases to fishing so thanks

for watching guys give us a thumbs up

and I'll talk to you soon