SEE WHAT I MEAN? Sandwiched between Monday’s gales and Wednesday’s gusts, you’ll find a perfect looking Tuesday. With above average highs soaring into the mid-40s, you’ll have great weather to get out in the field or on the ice, but make sure recent winds and high temps haven’t eroded your favorite lake’s frozen surface. We focus on ice fishing and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Having a pair of trusty binoculars is a great way to monitor things in the field from afar. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 12/12 – Calm Day. Hi 40, Lo 24, Winds W@9.
Tomorrow: Wed 12/13 – Gusts return. Hi 38, Lo 30, Winds NW@16, G30.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:19AM Sunset: 4:54PM
Moonrise: 2:27AM Moonset 2:23PM
Overhead: 8:30AM Underfoot: 8:52PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (27% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00 – 9:00AM. Sunrise coinciding with moon overhead will provide a great start in today’s Edge Hour. Combine that with light winds and a warm morning for some great ice fishing or hunting.
SEE THE FUTURE. The NDG&F Dept.’s weekly installment of North Dakota Outdoors gives a video preview of all the on-ice action sportsmen can look forward to (or are just getting started on) with updates to regulations, tips and ideas for the upcoming hardwater season.
NIGHT VISION. For the first time in more than five months, the daylight clock didn’t budge a minute. With both sunset and sunrise remaining the same as yesterday, it’s a sure sign we’re approaching the winter solstice and the days will soon be getting longer. In fact, tomorrow the sun begins setting later once again (4:55pm), but sunrise won’t start getting earlier until Jan. 2.
20/20. A play on vision terminology, many fly anglers have as a life goal the landing of a trout measuring 20 inches or more on a fly sized 20 or smaller. Typically small midge and tiny nymph patterns are the ticket to pulling off the feat, once a stream or lake with a population of large salmonids is located. Putting the two together can be tough, making a membership card to the 20/20 club a hard one to punch.