FULL UP! August’s full moon is in the books – the next one you see will be after the start of a number of hunting seasons, dove, deer archery and goose management, and a shift in the fishing season. Strange how time flies like that. In the meantime load up on info in today’s Three Things to help you get the most out of all those seasons and more!
(Featured Photo: The August Full Moon – a/k/a the Sturgeon Moon or Green Corn Moon – rises over Bismarck. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 8/8 – Terrific Tuesday! Hi 82, Lo 56, Winds S @ 7.
Tomorrow: Wed 8/9 – Rain chances rise overnight. Hi 74, Lo 60, Winds N @ 10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:33AM Sunset: 9:03PM
Moonrise: 9:41PM Moonset: 7:24AM
Overhead: 2:13AM Underfoot: 2:37AM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:30 – 9:30 PM. A shift in the weather comes late in the day, right around the time the sun goes down and the waning full moon comes up. Nail them with today’s edge hour as these three elements combine for one of the month’s best hours of fishing.
SLAMMIN’ SALMON. The NDG&F Dept. has a great weekly webcast on the upcoming salmon opportunities on Lake Sakakawea. Get the low down on the great options along the face of Garrison dam and throughout the deepwater areas of the lake!
REGULATORS! MOUNT UP. This year’s regulations for waterfowl hunting season in North Dakota have been released. Get the lowdown on all the black letter law for greenheads, canvasbacks and pintails and check in on a few important changes over last season.
STOP LOOKING AT ME… Tundra Swan lottery apps are due in 8 days. Make sure to get yours in by the deadline of August 16 to have a shot at one this fall. The season opens Sept. 30 and closes Dec. 31.