SUN’S OUT! Guns out? Pretty close! While we’re not quite ready for snow goose or spring trap shooting seasons, we feel a little less like winter today as bright sunshine and warmer temps creep us closer to average for this time of year. We look at the weekend forecast and some late season ice fishing derbies in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Dylan Zubke of Bismarck, N.D. smiles at a small walleye before releasing it. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 2/22 – Sunny & Warmer. Hi 22, Lo -2, Winds L&V
Tomorrow: Fri 2/23 – Calm start to weekend. Hi 18, Lo 3, Winds L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:33AM Sunset: 6:19PM
Moonrise: 11:11AM Moonset 12:45AM
Overhead: 6:28PM Underfoot: 6:02AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (44% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Catch some fish with moon overhead, warm late-day temps and sunset aligning in today’s Edge Hour.
LOOKIN’ GOOD. A gradual warming trend takes hold into the weekend, and no significant snow is in the forecast. Even winds remain relatively calm, save for a gusty afternoon and evening on Sunday. While we’re not melting anything significant, we may have to look to spring rains to improve the dry conditions lingering from last summer’s drought.
HOME STRETCH. It’s the last two weekends for permitted ice fishing tournaments and derbies across the state and 10 events are crammed in to the last four days available. Our pick is the Wounded Warriors Guide Service event on Devils Lake, benefiting those who help defend our country.
MONITORING. Casey Anderson joins NDG&F’s Outdoors Online this week to talk about how new technology helps biologists get a better bead when tracking and monitoring wildlife. From radio to GPS tracking, updated methods are improving year-over-year in helping keep track of birds, big game and more.