OPEN WIDE! Some added flash is all it takes to kick it up a notch for crappies in springtime. We offer up some suggestions for the coming openwater season (whenever that gets here) for adding some flash for all of your speckled pursuits in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: This black crappie took a Road Runner jig equipped with a 00-spinner blade. Simonson Photo
DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 3/30 – Fresh PM Snowfall. Hi 31, Lo 15 Wind SE@15, G25.
Tomorrow: Sat 3/31 – So where’s spring!? Hi 19, Lo 5, Wind NW@20, G30.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:28AM Sunset: 8:08PM
Moonrise: 7:22PM Moonset 7:24AM
Overhead: 12:53AM Underfoot: 1:18PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Sunrise and moonset converge in today’s Edge Hour, and the threat of snow should diminish until this evening.
FLASHY. Krystal flash provides that wavering, wiggling shimmer that draws crappies in like no other material. Use it as a tailing material on jigs and flies for some serious slab action.
ESTAZ CETERA. Flashy estaz is a great body material that gives off a baitfish shimmer and shine. Use it on wooly buggers in place of normal chenille, or tie it into your favorite crappie jig to seal the deal with some serious springtime slabs.
SPIN ZONE. Use jigs like the Road Runner with built-in spinners, or clip on a small 00 or 0-size spinner blade for some added flash for crappies this spring. The vibration and reflection will bring slabs in for a second look and a strike.