HOW ‘BOUT THIS HEAT? Sorry, but really we only get to say that for about 6 weeks out of the year in this neck of the prairie, right? Plus, it’s just for today as temps moderate tomorrow, but the weekend should be fantastic for any outdoor activity, including fishing.
Heat and humidity reign supreme as we kick off the weekend.
Today: Fri 6/9 – Cue Buster Poindexter: HOT HOT HOT! Hi 98, Lo 60, Winds S @ 24 mph.
Tomorrow: Sat 6/10 – Cooling off…into the 80s. Hi 82, Low 62, Winds WNW @ 14 mph.
Sunrise: 5:49am Sunset: 9:36pm
Moonrise: 9:37PM Moonset: 6:17AM
Overhead: 1:31AM Underfoot: 1:55PM
Moon Phase: Full Moon (100% Full @ 8:10 a.m.)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00 – 10:00pm. Watch that full moon come up over the water as the sun sinks on the western horizon, but don’t get too distracted as fish will be on the bite during this major moon time and phase. The warm and stable weather should start to trigger a steady post-spawn bite as well – look to those areas just off spawning sites to find walleyes. Buy an extra tub of crawlers or leeches (and an extra bag of ice) – you’ll need ‘em!
RECORD TERRITORY. With models suggesting max temps anywhere from 96 to 100 degrees today for Bismarck and many other cities in North Dakota, it’s highly likely that the record highs for many locations will fall . Bismarck’s record high for June 9 is 96 degrees set in 1976. Bluegill fishing, bratwursts and bonfires are also in the forecast – so get to it!
HAPPY ELEVENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY! Eppinger’s Dardevle turns 111 years old this year. The world-famous spoon is used on all six continents for any fish that eat other fish, and is a staple for anyone who angles for toothy critters like pike or pickerel. Crafted for use in the deep wilderness lakes of Ontario by founder Lou Eppinger in the summer of 1906, the Dardevle started out as a two-ounce hammered piece of metal with a treble hook. Six years later it began being mass-produced by Eppinger under the name of “The Osprey.” The name was changed to Dardevle in 1918 in honor of the 4th Marine Brigade serving in Germany during World War I, and the rest is history. The company sells more than 2 million Dardevles a year.
FIRESTARTER. Nick’s pick of the week is campfiredude.com, an old-school HTML-style site with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, but some downright serious campfire building information for Friday night fun or surviving in the wilderness. As you end the work week, read up on some of the campfire dude’s tips and get your fire (and weekend) started!
See you on the water.