MARCH MAORI CHART

The best times to hunt and fish.

Outdoor Life Online Editor

These charts were developed over the centuries by the ancient Polynesians, whose lives literally depended on their ability to catch fish. The Maori discovered that the biological clocks of all life forms resonate in predictable relationships with the sun, moon and Earth. Consulting these charts, the Maori were able to forecast the times of heightened activity for all forms of sea life wherever they were. Today, we can use them to predict the most productive times-and days-to fish anywhere in the U.S.

How to Use the Charts
If you will be fishing within the next week, look up the date on our Maori Forecast Box on the top of this page of when you will be fishing and make a note of the times indicated. Now locate your fishing spot on the map (below). Identify the applicable time zone, and using the chart times for that day, add or subtract the number of minutes shown on the nearest vertical map line.

Check the calendar below to find the date when you will be fishing and make a note of the times. Now locate your fishing spot on the map, identify the applicable time zone, and using the chart times for that day, add or subtract the number of minutes shown by the nearest vertical map line. For example, Lake McConaughy is located as shown on the map in the Mountain time zone. The time correction for the nearest map line is minus 10 minutes. Therefore the corrected moon and sun times for Lake McConaughy on Saturday, 11 May 2002 are calculated as shown below: Moon Up: 11:25 am - 10 mins = 11:15 am

Moon Down: 11:47 pm - 10 mins = 11:37 pm

Moonrise: **04:36 am - 10 mins = 04:26 am

** Moonset: 06:23 pm-10 mins = 06:13 am

Sunrise: **04:49 am - 10 mins = 04:39 am

** Sunset: 07:04 pm - 10 mins = 06:54 pm

Best Fishing Times: Major Peak Periods occur for approximately an hour to an hour and a half either side of the Moon Up and Moon Down times, while the Minor Peak Periods occur for about half an hour around Moonrise and Moonset. Note: Sunrise and Sunset times are calculated for 40 degrees north latitude and may differ in your area. Add 1 hour to all times if daylight saving applies. Also, all times are standard, so add one hour for daylight saving time. Sunrise and sunset times are calculated at 40 degrees north latitude.

**Major Peak Periods occur for up to1.5 hours either side of the Moon Up and Moon Down times. Minor Peak Periods occur for about half an hour either side of the Moonrise and Moonset times. The Peak Activity Periods and Moontimes are standard time. Add one hour for daylight saving.

MARCH Date Phase Day Prediction Moon Up Moon Down Moonrise Moonset Sunrise Sunset 1   Sat Fair 11:16am 11:39pm 06:10am 04:27pm 06:34 5:51 2 NM Sun Very good 12:02pm 12:24am 06:42am 05:30pm 06:32 5:52 3   Mon Good 12:46pm 01:07am 07:09am 06:31pm 06:31 5:54 4   Tue Very good 01:27pm 01:48am 07:33am 07:31pm 06:29 5:55 5   Wed Good 02:08pm 02:28am 07:55am 08:30pm 06:28 5:56 6   Thu Good early 02:48pm 03:09am 08:17am 09:29pm 06:26 5:57 7   Fri Only fair 03:29pm 03:50am 08:41am 10:27pm 06:24 5:58 8   Sat Mostly poor 04:12pm 04:34am 09:07am 11:25pm 06:23 5:59 9   Sun Bad to fair 04:57pm 05:21am 09:38am 11:25pm 06:21 6:00 10   Mon Bad to fair 05:45pm 05:21am 10:15am 12:24am 06:206:26 5:57 7   Fri Only fair 03:29pm 03:50am 08:41am 10:27pm 06:24 5:58 8   Sat Mostly poor 04:12pm 04:34am 09:07am 11:25pm 06:23 5:59 9   Sun Bad to fair 04:57pm 05:21am 09:38am 11:25pm 06:21 6:00 10   Mon Bad to fair 05:45pm 05:21am 10:15am 12:24am 06:20