JACKED UP. After a little overnight rain, things warm up again during the week. Speaking of heating up, the spring fishing is getting hot and getting on those pre-spawn walleyes is becoming a fast reality as reports of big fish are coming in from all over the Missouri River system already. Get out there and get on ‘em as we talk anchoring up in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A jackrabbit soaks in the morning sun north of Bismarck on Monday. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 4/24 – Clearing out. Hi 55, Lo 36, Wind N@11
Tomorrow: Wed 4/25 – Warm & Windy. Hi 67, Lo 33 Winds SW@20, G30.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:41AM Sunset: 8:42PM
Moonrise: 2:43PM Moonset 4:22AM
Overhead: 9:56PM Underfoot: 9:29AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (68% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:45-8:45 PM. Winds die down at sunset, making the last hour of the day your Edge Hour.
ANGLER. On lakes it may not be as important, but on rivers having ample anchor rope helps better play the current and create a more solid connection and hold a boat in place. Depending on the depth of the flow, a line of up to 100 feet can be used to lower the angle and keep you on the hot spot.
DIG IT? Anchors capable of wedging into the substrate help hold boats in place better. Models like the Digger Anchor and Richter Anchor hold securely in mud, sand, gravel and other bottom types and when it’s time to go, can be driven over and pulled loose and brought up.
RINSE & REPEAT. Be certain to remove debris like mud, shells and plant material from anchors after each stop. Not only does this help keep the boat clean, but it also prevets the spread of nuisance species like Zebra Mussels.