I have built up hundreds of echoes now and am finding some great environmental correlations that are teaching me to look at fishing differently. I am teaching my 3 and 8 year old boys the mechanics of fishing so I am looking for maximum time impact, making us more efficient on the water. I need more trips where we get out there, whack them, and get back. I decided to use 20echo to form incremental knowledge by focusing on the alignment of conditions at specific times, not just the overall macro outlook of one day or hour span. I don’t want to disappoint the family when we finally get a chance to go fishing so I needed to find as many condition intersections that have the potential to spark a bite as possible. This tactic is simple in theory – Find enough condition intersections to ensure I have at least one happening every day of the year to always have a best time to fish. The first condition intersection I have found and will highlight today is falling pressure and solunar rise and set.
Falling pressure January Speckled Trout. 12:05pm with moonrise at 11:51am
Since winter is on the way I wanted to focus on falling pressure. I quickly noticed that no matter the time of year, when I fished pressure that had marked downward tendency I was almost always catching fish. After sliding the 20echo query bars around it was obvious that a lot of our falling pressure fish were caught in the morning and evening as the sun was coming up and going down. That is my first condition intersection. When I started looking at the correlation of falling pressure in concert with moonrise and moonset even more flags started lighting up all over Texas & Louisiana on my 20echo dashboard. Almost every falling pressure echo was matched by the sun or moon rising or setting within one hour regardless what time of day or night it happened. Every kind of fish showed up at this condition intersection, trout to pelagics at all times of day or night. For my world this is exciting and leads to one fact, NOT THEORY. I catch more fish when the pressure is falling and the sun and/or moon is rising and/or setting.
Falling pressure March Wahoo. Caught at 8:15am with the sunrise at 7:11am and the moon set at 9:08am