SAY WHAT? It sure looks like a great full-moon Monday. If you felt cheated by the rain this weekend, you have it on our authority to stay home from work today. File it in the Peter Gibbons folder! In the meantime, it’s time to dig into some favorite outdoors sayings in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Golden Days! Warm, sunny weather usually incorporates west or south winds, which plays into the old fisherman’s adage equating angling success to shifts in the day’s breezes. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 8/7 – A Gorgeous Monday! Hi 77, Lo 54, Winds S @ 6.
Tomorrow: Tue 8/8 – Clouds build in afternoon. Hi 79, Lo 56, Winds S @ 5.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:32AM Sunset: 9:05PM
Moonrise: 9:08PM Moonset: 6:21AM
Overhead: 1:25AM Underfoot: 1:49AM
Moon Phase: Full at 1:11PM
EDGE HOUR. 8:30-9:00PM. It’s a full moon Monday, so cut out after work and take advantage of not only a good day of warming weather and calm conditions, but a combination of moonrise and sunset to get on a great bite.
SOME DIRECTION. Wind from the south, hook goes in mouth. Wind from the west, fish bite the best. Wind from the north, don’t venture forth. Wind from the east, fish bite the least. West and south winds typically come with stable or warming weather and fish react accordingly. East is typically the onset of rain, and the north wind often brings cold fronts which shut fish down, so there’s some logic behind the old fisherman’s quote.
OUCH. A wounded buck goes toward water. There are a lot of theories ventured on this one, and whether it’s natural instinct or the path of least resistance (most creeks and rivers are downhill) or a flight response to hydrate after injury, the jury’s still out. But it’s a good adage to keep in your back pocket.
ONE FOOT OVERBOARD… Bananas are bad luck on a boat. While this should be fairly obvious due to the innate nature of banana peels to become slick when wet or starting to get old, most charter boats forbid the yellow fruit from coming on with passengers. The lore is that ships in the Caribbean that wrecked or sunk would leave behind floating mats of bananas they were transporting and this started the legend. I’m sure a few anglers going ears-over-teakettle from stepping on one in the boat might help back that claim up.