BACK TO IT. Monday returns with heat and wind, and we’re already thinking about next weekend. There’s lots to do across the Peace Garden State, but no matter what you’re after on the water, there’s a lot of tournament action to be had and seen. Check it all out in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: The sun rises over Lake Sakakawea, a new week full of events on the big reservoir is just over the horizon. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 7/24 – One-day warm surge. Hi 95, Lo 65, Winds S @16, G23.
Tomorrow: Tue 7/25 – Back to the 80s. Hi 85, Lo 66, Winds N @ 10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:15AM Sunset: 9:24PM
Moonrise: 7:45AM Moonset: 10:19PM
Overhead: 3:07PM Underfoot: 2:39AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (2% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:15 – 8:15AM. A moonrise with the lightest winds of the day will help carry a good sunrise bite into the second hour of the morning. If you don’t have your fish by the time coffee break rolls around, you might as well just head in to the office, as gusty conditions dominate the rest of the day.
THAT’S CLASSIC. The upcoming Dakota Walleye Classic on Lake Sakakawea out of Beulah, N.D. will be happening this weekend, July 28 and 29. 180 two-man teams will face off in a tournament with a top prize of $12,000 for the largest two-day total weight.
THOSE OTHER FISH. Additionally, the Badlands Bass Bandits league will be hosting a fishing tournament on Lake Sakakawea on Sun., July 29 as anglers of another stripe target the lake’s burgeoning smallmouth population. Learn more about the league and their statewide bass pursuits.
SOME OTHER “OTHER” FISH. Finally, to round out a multi-species experience on Sak, the Missouri Basin Bowmen will be hosting their 6th Annual Van Hook Big 20 Carp Shoot on Sun. July 29. Draw ‘em back and let ‘em fly!
Now you know what’s happening next weekend. Hopefully that will get you through the day and help you Stay Sharp!