LESS WAITING! Welcome to the cold part of winter you’ve been waiting for…at least since the hints in early November. Ice making season is upon us in the main part of ND and where there was just enough ice for angling, we will have thicker stuff come Christmas. As we await what’s to come, we look ahead and offer up even more ice tips in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Coming soon to a lake near you. Anglers check their sonar units for fish under the ice. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 12/22 – Warm front overnight. Hi 18, Lo 9, Winds NW@15, G25.
Tomorrow: Sat. 12/23 – Cribbage Hand. Hi 15, Lo 2, Winds NW@15, G25.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:26AM Sunset: 4:58PM
Moonrise: 11:38AM Moonset 9:19PM
Overhead: 4:13 PM Underfoot: 3:50AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (17% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Moon overhead with sunset will help things out on in the Edge Hour of an otherwise chilly and windy post-frontal day.
FOR ALL AUDIENCES. The NDG&F previews ice fishing options in the eastern half of the state with this week’s North Dakota Outdoors web video. With increasing walleye opportunities and a number of perch and pike lakes still available in areas, fishing options are available for nearly every under-ice species across the eastern half of the state.
UNDER THE LINE. The holiday week will feature seven days under freezing, and the next is forecast to have four straight under the zero mark. It’s safe to say we’ll have some solid ice by the time the new year rolls around.
JUST FOR FUN. While you wait for that hard water, here’s some video of pike smashing lures and seemingly more often the camera. Check out the offering from Water Wolf on YouTube.