Daily Edge 6/16 – Hot Shots

GOOD SHOOTING! Day three of the ND High School Clay Target League kicks off today as more than 500 shooters cap off the event at the Horace Shooting Park.  The recap of the first two days’ action is in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  100.  Kordell Kraft (right) ran 100 straight to win the overall…

Daily Edge 6/15 – Weird Deer, Weird Fish, Weird Language

A COUNTER.  While there’s some pop-up rain possibility today, it’ll be mild and generally pleasant otherwise. Take advantage and start your weekend off right – whether it’s the state High School ND CTL tourney in Horace, or some time on the water, keep an eye on the sky and your target! We go around the…

Unsinkable Fun

By Nick Simonson   I’ve fly fished mountain streams, I’ve stalked technical trout in low summer creeks in the driftless area and done battle with carp and bass on the bends of mesotrophic rivers throughout the plains, but my fly fishing experience all began with bluegills in front of my grandma’s lake cabin.  Fly fishing…

Daily Edge 6/14 – Shooting Sports Spectacular

ON TARGET.  We’ve got our eye on shooting sports for the weekend as the ND High School State Tourneys fire up in Horace.  We keep an eye on the weather for the events and look into some trapshooting tips and the history of skeet in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  BIRD IS THE WORD.  Clay…

Our Outdoors: Rain & Rainbows

By Nick Simonson   The pop-up clouds bubbled on the western horizon, fueled by the hot southern winds that brought the first real sensation of summer to the region.  With the truck’s digital thermometer bouncing between 88 and 90, I hooked up the puddle jumper and turned extra-wide through the pre-rush traffic to grab my…

Daily Edge 6/13 – Cue Superlatives

THAT’S SUPER!  Today will be an ideal one with warm temperatures and light winds with little chance of precipitation.  Make the most of it and get casting!  On that note we talk superlines today – what works, what’s needed, and what to be aware of. Featured Photo:  NO STRETCH.  Superlines like Fireline and PowerPro are…

Daily Edge 6/12 – Shoot, Fish, Conserve, Repeat!

STILL AWESOME. While things will be cooler, the calm conditions will be perfect for just about any outdoors activity today.  Speaking of whatever you’re doing with today’s awesomeness, we cover big shooting sports events, some old-school fishing, and how to keep some new-school nasties out of our waters in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: High…

Daily Edge 6/11 – Ready…Set!

SET THE STAGE.  Various fish (and fishing setups) require varying hooksets. We go through some of the more common scenarios to help you set the stage for a successful fight in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Fish On!  A good hookset means a better chance at landing a fish. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):…

Daily Edge 6/10 – Rising Waters

FEELING BETTER.  After a relapse into that purgatorial season we had between winter and summer, things will start to settle down some this week.  With the rain, eyes turn nervously to a rising Lake Sakakawea and we discuss that, slip floating success and more from the Lead Scientist at Ducks Unlimited in our Outdoors Roundup….

Daily Edge 6/9 – A Look Ahead & More

FREE A/C.  It’ll be noticeably cooler as the weekend system moves out and northwest winds come in behind it.  We cover what’s to come, pronghorn counting and what’s new with the NDWF in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: Happy(?) Birthday!  A fixture in the DEO Office and on many formative hunts (and subsequent articles), Gunnar…

Daily Edge 6/8 – Bugs, Tails & Stopping ANS

READY TO RUMBLE.  Thunderstorms overnight will give way to a cool down today as winds from the north blow in and rain chances persist to start the weekend. Featured Photo:  A May beetle crawls along a deck table after a night of buzzing around. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Sat 6/8 – Cool down…

Spoon & Spinner Tactics for Trout

By Nick Simonson At this point in the year, stocked trout are acclimating to their new homes, and a variety of fishing options can be used to land them.  Stabilized and more educated to their environment – and the anglers surrounding it or boating through it – they may be a bit pickier.  However, as…