TIES THAT BIND. We were hoping for another overtime thriller and extra minutes last night, but glad it ended when it did. With football season over it’s time to look ahead to what the end of winter and the coming spring will bring. Hopefully, something good you can share, which we discuss in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: DEO’s Nick Simonson gives a quick lesson on recapturing thread in a fly tying class. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 2/5 – Clearing and Cold. Hi 8, Lo -3, Winds NW@13
Tomorrow: Tue 2/6 – Calmer, Warmer. Hi 15, Lo -10, Winds L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:00AM Sunset: 5:53PM
Moonrise: Fol. Day Moonset 10:44AM
Overhead: 5:05AM Underfoot: 5:29PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (69% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00PM. Moon underfoot with sunset will help turn things up in today’s Edge Hour.
SHARING SPRING. Do you have a love for the outdoors? Shooting? Rod Building? Something good that needs to be passed on to the next generation in a world where the sun, moon, campfire and stars replace the glow of a neon screen? It’s up to you to make it happen. Start a shooting sports team. Volunteer to teach a class. Take a kid fishing. Make plans now to turn this coming spring into the one where you pass on your legacy.
WATER WATCH. While snowpack isn’t dictating any imminent danger this spring, one can always keep an eye on rising waters via the NOAA water site. With stream and river monitoring stations reporting the ebb and flow of various running waters throughout the year, they serve an important role in assessing flood-related threats (and impacts to your fishing) each year in spring, and when major rain events spark rising water in summer.
YOU ANIMALS. With their Super Bowl win, the Eagles raise the animal record to 9 and 13 in the big game over the last 20 years. While this counts some years where two wildlife-related teams faced each other (and we’re being generous giving both “Broncos” and “Colts” a wildlife designation) and added a mark in both columns, it’s still less than impressive. I blame Tom Brady. And that Vikings Dodge Ram commercial? Ouch.
There’s always next year, so Stay Sharp!