TIED DOWN. What does a day with 25 mph winds, cold temps and the threat of snow spawn? Indoors time and a couple hours to get some snells for walleye spinners tied up for friends’ and family’s stocking stuffers! Whatever your indoor projects were yesterday we hope you got them done, because today is a chance to get out and about (and if up north, dig out) as much of the snow has moved on east. Dress warm as temps will be noticeably cooler. We talk more about holiday gifts and year end giving in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Snelled two-hook crawler harnesses hang ready for beads and spinner blades. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 12/21 – Ice making weather. Hi 17, Lo 1, Winds L&V
Tomorrow: Fri 12/22 – Winds pick up again. Hi 20, Lo 10, Winds NW@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:25AM Sunset: 4:57PM
Moonrise: 10:39AM Moonset 8:20PM
Overhead: 3:27PM Underfoot: 3:04AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (10% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:00-4:00PM. Moon overhead will give a bit of a bump as a calm evening sets up in the Edge Hour.
FISH ON. Give the gift that keeps on giving (fish) all year round. Don’t forget to tie up spinners, jigs, flies and other great, personal hand-crafted options for your favorite angling friends, and share the creativity of joy and luremaking this season. While you’re at it, tie up a few for yourself and stuff your own stocking and slap on that surprised smile on Christmas morning!
STAY IN CONTACT. A great autumn of hunting doesn’t happen by itself, for many it takes great willing landowners open to sharing the opportunities. Make sure to remember those folks who set the stage for memories to be made with a card, some jerky, the aforementioned lures, or something else you know they’ll like to show your appreciation and close out the season right.
RING THE BELL. Is the benefit of a new tax bill still a bit far off for you? Don’t forget to make year end donations to your favorite local and national conservation and sportsmen’s groups before Dec. 31, getting you the charitable deductions you need, and helping to put habitat in place, get kids outdoors and protect our hunting and fishing opportunities in North Dakota and beyond – be wise and invest in those groups that work nationally and locally with their dollars.