FISH FEAR YOU. As well they should, because you have the advantage today with warmer temps, a little front moving through and the power of the new moon building. Start your day off on the ice and duck a little snow to get on a few walleyes before temps dip for a couple days. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A set of walleyes slink under the cover of a sunken tree. Simonson Photo.)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 1/14 – Warming Up. Hi 21, Lo 8, Winds N@20, G30
Tomorrow: Mon 1/15 – Cooling Down. Hi -8, Lo -22, Winds NW@11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:23AM Sunset: 5:21PM
Moonrise: 6:21AM Moonset 3:39PM
Overhead: 11:01AM Underfoot: 11:25PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (5% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM. Light winds, pre-dawn and moonrise will combine to kick the best ice fishing day of the weekend off in today’s Edge Hour
TEACUP IN A BATHTUB. The story is, a biologist once kept a bass in a bathtub. The day he knocked a teacup into it, that bass hugged the glass and rarely left it, because it was the only structure. There’s always something that draws fish in. Ever heard the statement that 90 percent of fish occupy 10 percent of the water? That’s because that 10 percent of a lake has something that keeps them there – flooded trees, a reef, a sunken boat, a shift in bottom – find that object or feature and you’ll find fish.
HUNTER’S ED HAIL CALL. With winter hitting its stride, the NDG&F is scheduling Hunter’s Education courses all over the state and at a pretty quick clip. Make sure to sign up now to get in as these classes fill about as fast as they get posted. It’s not unusual to find metro area kids headed up to an hour away to get into an outlying course many years, as supply often doesn’t match demand!
WARM BREW? Looks like things are stabilizing for the back half of the week, with temps into the 30s from Wednesday through next Sunday. Get your plans together to get out there after the next couple cold days!