CH-CH-CHANGES. Of the handful of tweaks and modifications in the 2018-2020 ND Fishing Guide, dialing back the bluegill limits is one of the notable ones. We talk about that and other blue topics in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Bigger Bluegills. In an effort to improve panfish angling, the NDG&F has reduced limits. Simonson Photo)
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 3/15 – Clouds build in. Hi 33, Lo 19, Winds SE@15, G25.
Tomorrow: Fri 3/16 – Easterly winds. Hi 34, Lo 16, Winds SE@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:56 AM Sunset: 7:49PM
Moonrise: 7:21AM Moonset 5:57PM
Overhead: 12:35PM Underfoot: 12:12AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (4% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00 – 8:00AM. Moonrise and sunrise align in today’s Edge Hour under the growing power of the shrinking moon.
BLUEGILL BOUNTY. Perhaps one of the more notable changes in the 2018-2020 ND Fishing Guide is the reduction of bluegill limits from 20 daily and 40 in possession to 10 daily and 20 in possession. While they may be delicious, they’re a bugger to clean, which is why we’ve pawned the duty off on a younger sibling, or the short straw at fish camp. Now they only have half the work to do!
BLUE STATE? While normally a red state, North Dakota will be in the blue for the near term, as NOAA forecasts a good shot of extended below-normal temperatures. With average highs around 40 this time of year, we’ll find things stuck in the low thirties for a while after yesterday’s heatwave.
BLUE MOON. Yeah, you’re probably tired of hearing about it. We just can’t get enough of it! Don’t forget two weeks from now will be the second blue moon in just two months! Our second full moon of January fell on the 31st (the “super-blue-blood moon” eclipse) and so will this one. While not an eclipse, it’ll be a long time until you can see two blue moons in such a short time (20 years to be exact – Jan/Mar of 2038).
Mark your calendar, don’t be so blue, and stay sharp.