I tried fishing during the eclipse yesterday hoping for a positive influence on the fish, but I really didn't notice any positive or negative impact on the fish. Near the peak of the eclipse the frogs did start croaking though!!
The fishing was spotty all day. We did end up with a mixed bag of gills, small bass, one crappie, and about 6 cats fishing mostly with minnows. I also threw some cranks, spinnerbaits, a buzzbait, and a few small jigs with similar results.
The catfish were in the spawning mode up in shallower water. Many of them were dropping eggs as they were being unhooked.