Daily Edge for Sat. June 3

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Anvil clouds build just past Bismarck as storms developed Friday afternoon and evening over eastern ND. (Simonson Photo)

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!

After some rumbles in the east Friday night, warm conditions will facilitate a good deal of fishing statewide this weekend, as 80s dominate the highs across the Peace Garden State.  We get word from Devils Lake in today’s Three Things and apparently it IS easier (fishing) being green up on old mni wakan.

DAILY CONDITIONS:

WEATHER:
Warm conditions stick around, Sunday dang near perfect.
Today: Sat 6/3 – Strong midday winds, no clouds, warm. Hi 85 Lo 57, Winds WNW @ 17 mph
Tomorrow: Sun 6/4 – There were freeze warnings last week, remember? Hi 86, Lo 53, Winds L&V @ 5 mph.

SOLUNAR:
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Sunrise: 5:50am Sunset: 9:32pm
Moonrise: 3:43pm Moonset: 3:20am
Overhead: 9:49pm Underfoot: 9:27am
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (70% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00 – 10:00 pm.  Finish your summer-like Saturday with the moon overhead and the sun sinking below the western shore as winds die off and an evening bite explodes!  Hit those points and turns on the opposite side of the lake that received the brunt of the last day and a half worth of wind, and there’s a good chance you’ll find hungry fish there.

DAY RATING:
3Fish


THREE THINGS

STAY SHARP.  It’s not just the catchphrase for this website!  Oftentimes, we think that fishing hooks are super sharp straight out of the package, but each one is worth a look and a sharpening with a hook hone.  If you can scrape the letter of your first name into your fingernail with the point, the hook is sharp enough

storms
Boom!  NOAA tracked severe storms in a line which started just west of Highway 281 on Friday afternoon.  (NOAA Radar Image).

and should get the job done.  Remember to look for blunting and bending if your jigs or worm hooks have been making contact with dock posts, rocks or timber and replace them as needed.

EASTERN THUNDER. Storms materialized over the eastern third of North Dakota on Friday afternoon, many of them severe along a frontal line that fired up just west of Highway 281 from Devils Lake to Jamestown.    Warm and windy conditions persisted throughout much of Western ND, keeping drier conditions in place for now.

DEVILS DETAILS.  John with Ed’s Bait Shop in Devils Lake, ND reports that the best action is coming up north, particularly in the Dry Lake area, with anglers finding success for walleyes using jigs and leeches.  “Anything green, like GREEN green, is working,” he related.  Time to don that wig you were wearing on St. Patty’s day and hit the water!

The weekend’s here – now go catch some fish!

Stay Sharp!

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