Jocumsen's flurry yesterday at 12:30 p.m. roughly corresponds to the Astro Tables primary period for April 22 of 12:51 to 2:33 p.m. Today's primary period during tournament hours is 1:40 to 3:12 p.m.
Jocumsen anticipating sun/moon alignment
"I don't look at it as much now because I've got to fish anyway," Jocumsen said. "But the barramundi (also known as "Asian sea bass") and stuff like that back home, it's like clockwork. You better be on your best stuff in that period."
Speaking of which, Jocumsen said when he was learning to fish in his home country of Australia, he carefully monitored the solunar tables, like the Astro Tables in Bassmaster magazine.
Carl Jocumsen had only three bass weighing a total of about eight pounds at noon yesterday. Then he made "a small adjustment" and, apparently, the sun and moon came into alignment."It started at 12:30," Jocumsen said. "In 15 minutes I had 17 pounds. I upgraded a few times after that by ounces, but it literally went bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. It was that quick. I definitely hit the right place at the right time, doing the right thing. You have bite periods when there's a full moon like this. All fish do it."