I have built up hundreds of echoes now, finding some tremendous environmental correlations that teach me to look at fishing differently. We call these correlations condition intersections. I am teaching my three and 8-year-old boys the mechanics of fishing, so I am looking for maximum time impact, making us more efficient on the water.  Children love catching, not fishing!  We 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. I don’t want to disappoint the family when we finally get a chance to go fishing.  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, always having the best time to fish. The first condition intersection I have found and will highlight today is falling pressure and the solunar rise and set.


Speckle Trout feed during a condition intersection.


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, I was almost always catching fish when I fished pressure that had marked a downward tendency. After sliding the 20echo query bars around, it was apparent that we saw most of our falling pressure fish 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 of 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 or moon is rising and setting.  If you would like to do the same, give 20echo a try today!



Wahoo are often found at a condition intersection.

Falling pressure March Wahoo.  Caught at 8:15 am with the sunrise at 7:11 am and the moon set at 9:08 am

Tight Lines,


3 comments on “Condition Intersections – Environmental Correlations for Feeding Patterns
  1. Dirk on

    I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally
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    Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!


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