Daily Edge for Mon. Apr. 22

LET’S ROCK! It’s a marvelous Monday for any outdoor activity, so if you’re headed to work – call in sick! Light winds, sunny skies and moderate temperatures make today ideal, despite its position in the week. We talk habitat, harems and specialized hooks in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Cock of the Rock.  A rooster…

Daily Edge for Sun. Apr. 21

HAPPY EASTER! Crack open an egg and see what’s inside, while outside it’ll be a mix of clouds and wind but should remain dry for much of the state for those egg hunts today. We talk tourneys, waters and the week ahead in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Not Candy. Jigs await a lucky angler…

Marabou Crappie Jig

By Nick Simonson Crappies are notorious for their color preferences, and the marabou crappie jig can provide any amount of one, or up to three contrasting shades on a single hookshank.  While specks can be taken by any offering on a given day, there’s always one color pattern that outperforms the rest making for a…

Daily Edge for Sat. Apr. 20

REPEAT!  Another nice day is setting up for the region with some clouds but lessened winds from Friday’s gusty conditions.  Take advantage at one of the many boat ramps in the state, and check out this year’s winning Junior Duck Stamp along with some youth shooting sports news in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  A…

Specks on a Spot

By Nick Simosnon   In the light winds, the boat drifted easily toward shore as I missed yet another hookset on the paper-mouthed crappies staging on the edge of the shallows in preparation for the spawn. Slowly, I felt the back of the boat catch on something and turn with the slight breeze.  I looked…

Daily Edge for Fri. Apr. 19

FULL MOON FRIDAY!  It’s an angler’s dream today as the full moon aligns with the holiday weekend, warm temperatures and a little bit of chop to start off the walleye run on just about any water that’s open in ND.  We talk about that, big game lotteries and some help in the backcountry in today’s…

Our Outdoors: Fishing Memories

By Nick Simonson   A year ago, the pike ran so thick at the end of the late spring it almost seemed likely that one could walk on their backs across the surface of the water below the small rock dam.  This year, under the warm white light of the mid-April sun against a pure…

Daily Edge for Thu. Apr. 18

POTPOURRI.  We get a mix of everything today in terms of fishing, while the day starts cool, calm and foggy and ends warm, windy and clear.  We cover eyes on walleyes, skirts on muskie baits and the top bass circuit in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Taste the Rainbow.  A hank of rainbow marabou flash…

Daily Edge for Wed. Apr. 17

SOAKER.  A wet Wednesday will help green things up and erase the last few remaining drifts along the countryside. We talk bighorn sheep and bad fish transactions in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Spawnin’ Slab.  A white crappie dons darker stripes and speckles for the spawn. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Wed 4/17 –…

Daily Edge for Tue. Apr. 16

MIDWEEK WONDER. A warm, sunny and calm day today will be the highlight of the week as clouds build in over the evening and rain falls overnight. We track the forecast and upcoming seasons, along with an outdoors access bill that won’t die in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Hide & Seek.  A rooster pheasant…

Daily Edge for Mon. Apr. 15

GO LARGE.  As temperatures stabilize, we dig into some largemouth bass history at home and abroad in today’s installment of Three Things. Featured Photo: Lip Lock.  A largemouth bass comes to hand. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Mon 4/15 – Nice – Hi 52, Lo 35, Wind W@13, G20 Tomorrow:  Tue 4/16 – Calm…

Daily Edge for Sun. Apr. 14

WARMING.  We’re looking forward to a relatively warm and windy week where the remainder of last week’s snow should say sayonara. We’ve got that glimpse ahead in today’s Three Things, along with a look at paddlefish recovery programs and hitting the spring pavement in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: A meadowlark hangs out on a…