Daily Edge for Wed. Oct. 18

BLOWN AWAY.  Northwest winds rise up today and send our recent warm weather away, but things will rebound until the weekend (go figure) as the whipsaw of autumn weather continues.  We talk salmon spawning in today’s Three Things, along with properly tagging deer and the best (worst?) of Bill Dance.

(Featured Photo: The edge of a cattail slough awaits a gust of wind to set seeds aloft from heavy heads on the reeds. Simonson Photo)

DAILY CONDITIONS:

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: ­­­ Wed 10/18 – Windy Wednesday. Hi 59, Lo 47, Winds NW@22, G33
Tomorrow: Thu 10/19 – Bigtime Bounceback. Hi 78, Lo 37, Winds S@9

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times)
:
Sunrise: 8:06AM Sunset: 6:49PM
Moonrise: 6:39AM Moonset 6:47PM
Overhead: 12:48PM Underfoot: 12:25AM
Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (1% Full)

EDGE HOUR.   6:00 – 7:00PM.  You’ll be fighting gusts anywhere you go, but they’ll be least in the evening in today’s Edge Hour.    Moonset and sunset are aligned on the slightest sliver of the new moon, so evening will be the best part of a windy day.

DAY RATING:
3Fish

THREE THINGS.

FANTASTIC PHOTOS.  It’s tough to put into words all the great things the NDG&F Dept. does for angling and hunting in the state, so this time they put it in pictures!  See all the great sights of salmon egg collection and learn a great deal more about the process through an amazing photo gallery the department has put together!

TAG IT & BAG IT.  Roadkilled deer require a tag too.  The NDG&F Dept. lays out the rules in a recent release, and reminds outdoorsmen that only shed antlers can be picked up and possessed without a permit.

DANCE, DANCE.  Just for laughs, check out the elder statesman of bass fishing – Bill Dance – in his best bloopers.  Receding banks, busted rods, and those oh-so-troublesome trailer hitches make for some memorable moments for the man in the Volunteers hat.

Stay Sharp!

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