FORE! Watch out, only four days between you and that first flushing rooster of the pheasant season. Today we sneak a little fishing fun into Three Things before we get back in pheasant focus with the latest from Dakota Edge.
(Opener Memory. The author with his lab, Gunnar, and a pair of roosters on the 2013 pheasant opener. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 10/3 – Cool and cloudy. Hi 55, Lo 40, Winds W@13, G20.
Tomorrow: Wed 10/4 – Sunny with autumn chill. Hi 53, Lo 38, Winds W@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:46AM Sunset: 7:17PM
Moonrise: 6:41PM Moonset 5:05AM
Overhead: Fol. Day Underfoot: 11:58AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (95% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:30 – 7:30PM. The power of the full moon starts building today as moonrise and sunset begin to align in the Edge Hour. Use these peak solunar times and declining gusts to get out there and get on fish, despite the shifting weather.
SURVEY SAYS. In good fishing news, the NDG&F has a great video up on how fall fish surveys work – from trapnets and gillnets in still waters to the electrofishing efforts on rivers – to get the numbers knowledge needed to maintain great fishing throughout the state. Get a better understanding of how fall survey results effect spring stocking efforts and give the G&F a better way to manage your favorite fisheries.
PINCH ME. We’re inching closer to pheasant opener, and this week we’re focused on the tips and tactics that will get you on birds. In the latest upland tutorial, we talk pinch points, those oh-so-perfect areas around a winding creek or drain that go from wide to narrow. Working them right pays big dividends in the form of heavy game pouches – so check out Pheasants in a Pinch, right here on Dakota Edge Outdoors.
AWESOME ATTIRE. If you’re looking for the latest in pheasant hunting fashion, don’t worry, it’s the same it’s been for the last 20 years or so with some minor tweaks here and there. Get the low down on Running’s Blog – The Run Down – from DEO’s Nick Simonson, on dressing for pheasant success and all the accessories you need for a super hunt!