HANG ON. One more cold day before a mid-week warm-up takes us into the low forties for highs! After that we bob around in the 20s and 30s before dropping into the deep freeze once more. We go around the horn, from turkey tags to pheasant forage to the long range forecast in today’s three things.
(Featured Photo: A bluegill comes on a glow-green Lindy Fatboy. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 2/12 – Cold & Calm. Hi 4, Lo -14, Winds L&V.
Tomorrow: Tue 2/13 – Warming Up. Hi 24, Lo -1, Winds SW@11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:50AM Sunset: 6:04PM
Moonrise: 5:55AM Moonset 3:11PM
Overhead: 10:33AM Underfoot: 10:56PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (9% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:00-4:00PM. Moonset leads into an evening of good fishing starting with today’s Edge Hour
TURKEY TROT. Don’t forget to complete your online spring turkey license applications by Feb. 14. Show that special someone you love them, by staying out of their hair this spring with a foam hen decoy and a scrape call. Now, that’s love.
NOT JUST FOR HILLTOP. Sorghum is quickly becoming a preferred planting in food plots, especially those for upland game. It’s nutrient and calorie-rich seeds are easily consumed by pheasants, and the thick stems stand up to strong winds and even moderate snow. The leaves and low-growth cover provide excellent hiding places for developing broods. PF has a number of sorghum-based plot mixes to consider during your spring planning. And yeah, that’s a TWD reference.
UPS & DOWNS. In true February style, the long-range forecast shows temperatures this week bouncing above and around average with a quick tailoff come next weekend. We continue to alternate cold harsh temperatures with three-to-five day reprieves. No major snowmakers are in the works for the next week though, with a dusting and maybe an inch or two tops this Thursday and next weekend, respectively.