ON A LARK. Spring is in full force as robins, geese, meadowlarks and ducks of all kinds are making their presence known. Warm and windy conditions will dominate the weekend, so watch that fire index and get out early and late to match the moon times and the lower wind speeds.
Featured Photo: Pretty Bird. A meadowlark rests on a farm gate post near Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 4/28 – Southern switch. Hi 64, Lo 38, Winds S@23, G33
Tomorrow: Sun 4/29 – Gusty. Hi 77, Lo 45, Winds S@20, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:32 Sunset: 8:49PM
Moonrise: 7:25PM Moonset 6:21AM
Overhead: 12:24 Underfoot: 12:47PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (97% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM. Moonset and sunrise align with light winds in today’s Edge Hour. Get on ‘em before it gets blowing!
PINK. The approaching full moon is known as the “pink” moon in part for the pink flowers that were some of the first to bloom at this time in the area of the first native tribes Europeans met when colonizing the North American continent. This morning’s moon will also reflect the light of rising sun and take on a pinkish hue as it goes down. Many other native names for April’s full moon include “frog,” “when the geese lay eggs” and “flower” moon – all fitting.
PINKER. In dingy spring waters, especially on clear days, don’t forget to pack pink lures. This bright color often stands out against the darkness, is a natural “fleshy” color, and in general is attractive to fish in a number of circumstances. Whether, jigs for walleyes, streamer and egg flies for steelhead, or spoons for pike, give pink a shot right now!
IN THE PINKY. Ever impale a fishhook past the barb in a finger? There are typically two methods of removing it. Harvard Health advises that with a little additional pain and some pushing, the point can be shoved back out and cut, and the remainder of the hook pulled back through and discarded or the hook can simply by yanked with quick leverage and pulled loose. Now you’re set for the weekend!