LAST CALL. Today will be the last taste of summer, at least for a while, as temperatures return to more seasonal highs in the low 70s and upper 60s tomorrow. Things cool off behind a cold front tonight, and a slight chance of rain rolls in for the end of the work week and Saturday. Tonight’s a good bet for a hot bite coming off this stable stretch into a shift, and we talk jigs that help you connect with fish in almost all applications in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Jigs catch all kinds of fish, including late season trout, like this rainbow. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 9/13 – Still summery. Hi 88, Lo 56, Wind E @ 10.
Tomorrow: Thu 9/14 – Cool with rain chance. Hi 74, Lo 59, Wind N @ 11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:19AM Sunset: 7:57PM
Moonrise: 12:09AM Moonset: 3:33PM
Overhead: 7:49AM Underfoot: 8:18PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter at 1:25AM
EDGE HOUR. 7:30-8:30PM. Combine moon underfoot with sunset, calm winds and an approaching change in the weather to set off a good bite. Be there as fish are on the prowl or deer are on the move at the end of the day, and send summer out in style with today’s Edge Hour.
ROUNDHEAD. The standard ballhead jig is a go to, no matter the species. Large or small it catches them all. Perfect for livebait or smaller plastic bodies, like grubs and swimbaits a roundhead jig is an inexpensive way to explore the column and match the hatch.
MIN TO WIN. Minnow-shaped jigheads mimic a fish, cut the flow of water and retrieve with a quick darting motion due to less resistance. These jigs are perfect for matching a hatch of baitfish for any predator species, but are most commonly used for crappies
IT’S GOOD. Football style jigs are ideal for creeping along the bottom for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Dressed with a plastic trailer, like a chunk, craw or creature bait, football jigs provide a great way to mimic those bottom-dwelling prey items that bass love so much.
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