Daily Edge for Mon. Aug. 20

HANG ON! Cool conditions dominate today and tomorrow behind yesterday’s front.  Things warm up in the back half of the week and stabilize going into the weekend as you close up your pre-holiday summer fishing.  We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: A monarch butterfly clings to a branch on…

Prep Now for Fall Trout

By Nick Simonson With the approaching chill of fall, an underutilized fishing opportunity materializes in the deeper prairie lakes of North Dakota.  Those waters with depths of 40 feet or more which were stocked with trout in the spring provide an exciting fishery in fall as summer survivors that holed up in the depths and…

Daily Edge for Sun. Aug. 19

FULL FRONTAL.  The overnight front and the strong winds behind it will keep many off the water today.  While we wait for the rebound of better conditions, we go around the horn in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Loons flock up before heading south. Simonson Photo. DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Sun 8/19 – Early…

Hit the Docks for Huge Summer Bass

By Nick Simonson The heat and sun of summertime is perfect for warming up waters and pinning bass in places that give them the shade, ambush points and access to shallow food they need to bulk up for the coming cold-water season.  Nothing fits the bill for such a haunt like the sprawling dock complexes…

Daily Edge for Sat. Aug. 18

HARD AT IT!  Get those casts in now and enjoy the day, but start looking west after dinner as a front rolls in bringing a good shot at rain and noticeably cooler temperatures for tomorrow. We check out that and all that’s to come Featured Photo: Anglers ply the waters of Big Detroit Lake early…

Daily Edge for Fri. Aug. 17

CLASSIC SUMMER.  Today and tomorrow will be your classic late summer weekend, with heat and humidity building in through early Sunday morning.  Then a cold front will having you thinking fall.  We look ahead and talk tags in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: A cloud-shrouded, smoke-enhanced sun sinks in the west. Simonson Photo DAILY CONDITIONS:…

Our Outdoors: Finish Strong

By Nick Simonson Late summer brings with it fast fishing, but it can provide challenging conditions as well.  Gearing up for the home stretch of the season and the start of fall, which produces some of the biggest and fastest bites of the year, requires anglers to rethink some strategies, remain persistent on others and…

Daily Edge for Thu. Aug. 16

VELVET ELVIS. Ahhh…thank ya, thank ya very much. We celebrate the king of autumn as antlers grow and mature in these last few weeks approaching early September and we talk about how velvet works and its “magical” properties in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: A velvet-antlered buck creeps into camera view. Simonson Photo DAILY CONDITIONS:…

Daily Edge for Wed. Aug. 15

RUN IT! We’re in the homeward sprint toward fall hunting seasons, with Goose Management opening today and archery deer and upland seasons just two and three weeks away. Feel the rush as we talk through those topics and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Ole the lab plows through the grass on a hike…

Daily Edge for Tue. Aug. 14

MAKE IT COUNT.  Gear up for the fast-approaching hunting seasons and be ready for whatever comes.  We talk about that in today’s Three Things and address our quick cool down before summer returns tomorrow. Featured Photo: Grey Ghost.  A 4×4 whitetail visits a trail camera site during low-light conditions. Simonson Photo. DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck…

Daily Edge for Mon. Aug. 13

WRAP IT UP. As we head into the homeward stretch of summer fishing, and what can be some great fall action, take the time to check the status of the line that has kept you connected to fish all season long. We talk about those tips and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Filaments….

Daily Edge for Sun. Aug. 12

HOP ALONG HEAT.  Strong southerly winds will bring one more day of extreme warmth to the region before a cool front rolls in overnight and sends the steamy weather south.  We look ahead at that and what’s to come in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Good morning, Mr. Toad. A Woodhouse’s toad rests under the…