See the time to master the fish's work and rest time

Fish also sleep. Because fish do not have eyelids, they cannot close their eyes. It looks like it never sleeps. When most fish sleep, they just stay in a quiet state of motionlessness in the water. Just like when people sleep, fish use this method to rest their bodies.

Almost every kind of fish is sometimes in a state of energy conservation. We can call this rest or even "sleeping", although this behavior may not be the same as the "sleeping" of most land animals. Many fish (such as bass) sleep on or under the logs at night. Corals are active during the day and hide in the cracks of the reef to rest at night. The way the fish is resting is very different from other times.

For example, many small carps that are very active together during the day are scattered at night and stay silent in shallow water. Some fish rest during the day and move around at night; but almost all fish have to sleep. There are other animals swimming all the time because they must constantly spit out water to keep breathing; but they may still sleep when they are moving, we just don't know.

Fish's diet, daily life and range of activities have certain regularity. Under normal circumstances, the "work and rest schedule" of Yuer's day is roughly as follows:

From 0:00 to 1 hour before dawn, it is the "rest" time, basically inactive. From 1 hour before dawn to before and after sunrise, "breakfast" is at this time when fishing shallow and fishing is stronger than during fishing; thereafter, it follows the sun. As the temperature rises, the upper-middle water temperature rises, and the fish gradually migrate from shallow to deep to deep waters. During this period, the nearshore bites gradually sparse; at about 10 o'clock (except in winter), they dive to deeper waters for a stay. During this period of two hours, the range of activities is reduced. During this period, the middle and deep fishing is stronger than the side and shallow fishing.

Two or three hours before and after 12 o’clock, there is very little activity, which is regarded as a "lunch break." After the lunch break, you will gradually swim from the deep water area to the shallow water shore, swimming and playing, and eating delicious food when you encounter it, but it is basically a "lunch break". After eating snacks, it is the official "dinner and big meal" before and after sunset, and when you are full, you can go back to the deep water to rest. Therefore, the two or three hours before and after sunset is the most "food" time, and the fishing effect is best; after dinner, most fish gradually shrink from the side to the inside until they reach the deep water.

If the "dinner" is not full, the contraction process will slow down, or return to the shore from deep water for food. In other words, after the peak period of fishing around sunset, there is still a chance to catch fish in the first half of the night. In the second half of the night, most fish are in a "night rest" state, eating less, moving, and basically not biting.

July 16, 2021 — Charlotte L