I first put Bucher's moon studies to the test nearly 25 years ago. When Bucher told me we would catch muskies only between 8:30 and 10 one evening, and if we got a big one it would be on moonrise, I admit to thinking it was little more than guide-speak. Still, if it came true, it would make a terrific story. We ended up catching two muskies between 8:30 and 10. As Joe netted a big one I had hooked, he told me to look over my shoulder. There, peeking above the tree line, was the full moon. Instantly I knew the man was onto something.