SHINING THROUGH. A great holiday weekend is setting up, with temperatures having a chance to touch 90 in the area and the only real threat of rain forecasted for when it’ll be time to pack things up and head home on Monday night. We check the fishing forecast for Memorial Day weekend and get you set for a fun one in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The setting sun shines from behind developing thunderheads Wednesday evening. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 5/24 – Summerlike! – Hi 85, Lo 60, Wind SW@15, G 25.
Tomorrow: Fri 5/25 – Holiday Weekend Warmth. – Hi 88, Lo 61. Wind NW@13, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:58AM Sunset: 9:23PM
Moonrise: 4:06PM Moonset 3:59AM
Overhead: 10:21PM Underfoot: 9:58AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (85% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:20-10:20PM. Some cloud cover, sunset and moon overhead will give your bite a bump in today’s Edge Hour.
SEE THE FUTURE. Your long weekend of near-perfect fishing weather stabilizes after today, and winds are almost non-existent on Saturday and into Sunday. With a lot of folks hitting the water, those times from just before sunrise until 9:00 a.m. and after dinner into dark will be your best bet, but finding isolated bays and areas during the day will help too. Slather on the SPF 50, it’s going to be a hot and sunny one!
WARM FISH. This time of year, a warm stretch like the one forecast can make fish move quickly! Watch for post-spawn species to start feeding as the water warms and for those that haven’t spawned yet, like largemouth and smallies, we could see some pretty fast transitions and nesting activity in the shallows over the next 48 hours. Time it right and it’ll be a weekend to remember on all fronts!
FULL UP. In conjunction with this amazing stretch of weather, the moon is waxing toward full on Tuesday morning and its growing power should help sustain a solid bite over the weekend. Take advantage of those rise and set periods which are aligning with morning and evening to get on fish.