ICED OUT. We focus on ice safety, as things get a little dicey on the surfaces of the state’s recently-frozen waters. More highs clipping 50 degrees today and tomorrow will cut into the ice making process and make what’s out there even more sketchy. We talk about that, and look back – and ahead – to great ice fishing action.
(Featured Photo: Big bluegills through the ice are a challenging pursuit, and first ice offers fast action. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 11/25 – Windless desperation Saturday. Hi 49, Lo 28, Winds SW@9
Tomorrow: Sun 11/26 – Calm for last chance Sunday. Hi 50, Lo 30, Winds L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:01AM Sunset: 4:59PM
Moonrise: 1:10PM Moonset 10:30PM
Overhead: 6:17PM Underfoot: 5:53AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (41% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30 – 5:30PM. Calm winds at sunset will help you punch your tag in today’s Edge Hour. Both today and tomorrow will be still to help with your success.
ICE AWARE. The NDG&F highlights ice safety rules, especially in light of the shifty weather we’ve been having this month. Check out their advice in this week’s webcast discussing the current status on area lakes and the precautions that everyone should take and general guidelines.
ICE BUSTER. Eighteen years ago, the ice angling market was revolutionized by a stick of foam and a small red clip. With that, the Ice Buster bobber was born. Designed not to freeze up when the hole develops a skim of ice, the foam floats can be cut down in size for better sensitivity. Now owned by Clam Corp, the Ice Buster bobber is still considered one of the best selling pieces of ice tackle by unit each year.
ICE CAMP. Looking to set up a long weekend camp on the ice but still want portability? Pop-up hub-style shelters like the Eskimo Fatfish 9416 can house up to six people providing a place to hang out while you run-and-gun on snowmobiles, flip-over sled shacks or on foot around the base camp.