Many people tie bass spawning peaks to the moon cycles, most notably the Full Moon. What about the New Moon cycle? I've definately seen the bass head to beds on full moon cycles when weather patterns were stable and temps were right. I just wondered what everyone's thoughts were on tryin to plan a trip close to moon cycles and also keeping in mind water temps. I'm heading down South for a few days in March to Santee Cooper and want to pick a good time that should produce some decent fishing. I need to pick my dates now and will not be able to wait to see what the water temps are. Santee Cooper is so big that there probably will be bass in all spawning(pre,spawn and post) depending on where I'm fishing at on the lake. I enjoy fishing for prespawn bass as much if not more than fishing for spawning bass. New Moon is going to be around the 10th of March. Full moon is going to be on March 23rd. I'd rather go around the 10th because I want to be fishing around here by March 23rd... Thoughts?