WHITE OUT. Blizzard conditions settled in over the eastern third of the state, bringing another dose of snow to the region. Winds will persist today and keep things cold behind the front moving off to the east. Tomorrow will be your best bet to get back in the field, so until then, we go potpurri in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A big bluegill is the reward for exploring an early ice weededge. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 12/5 – Subzero windchill. Hi 25, Lo 11, Winds NW@ 20, G30.
Tomorrow: Wed 12/6 – Snow in the morning Hi 28, Lo 13, Winds NW@14, G 25.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:13AM Sunset: 4:55PM
Moonrise: 7:31PM Moonset 10:07AM
Overhead: 2:17AM Underfoot: 2:48AM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (93% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:30 – 10:30AM. Another tough weather day, with snow forecasted late and into tomorrow, makes this morning the time for your Edge Hour.
PIMPED OUT. Every ice angler’s tackle box needs a quick pimping before the season to get decked out with the latest offerings. However, one lure that has stood the test of time for perch, crappies and walleyes under the ice is the Swedish Pimple, a classic staple for winter anglers. Also named one of Field & Stream’s Top 50 lures of all time, the Swedish Pimple spoon produces in a wide array of colors and sizes.
REALLY BIG SHOW. The Bismarck Sportsman’s Expo takes place this weekend at the Bismarck Event Center. Seminars, displays, vendor booths and more will highlight a mix of hunting, fishing and general outdoor recreation fun as part of the regional event. Admission for adults is $4 each, and youth 17 and under get in free this Sat. (2-7pm) & Sun. (9am-4pm).
OTTER OVER. In a matter of a week, the state’s river otter trapping season has closed, effective Dec. 4 as the e statewide season’s predetermined harvest limit of 15 has been reached. Only North Dakota residents were eligible to participate, with a season limit of one otter per trapper. For more information visit the ND Furbearer page.