WORST BEHIND US. Today will be cool and windy following some monster stormlines that brought tornadic activity from Watford City to just west of Bismarck. We look at the weather that was and how to salvage a good fishing weekend in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Uneasy. A wary turkey casts a backward glance in a field south of Bismarck. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 6/2 – Post-Frontal Saturday. Hi 67, Lo 50, Winds NW@20, G30.
Tomorrow: Sun 6/3 – Nice Recovery. Hi 77, Lo 50, Winds NW@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:52AM Sunset: 9:31PM
Moonrise: 12:07AM Moonset 9:19AM
Overhead: 4:42AM Underfoot: 5:06PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (85% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. Sunset and drastically decreased winds will make the last 60 minutes of light your Edge Hour.
SO THAT HAPPENED. At one point last night there were three reported tornadoes, one doppler indicated funnel and five active tornado warnings at one time on a stretch of storms that went from Watford City to Glen Ullin. Along with hail and strong winds, some areas of the state received up to three inches of rain as part of the system that swept through around dinnertime.
PURELY POST-FRONTAL. Conditions will be challenging today, as cool temps, strong northwest winds behind the front and lingering cloudy skies hang on to make time on the water challenging. Slow things down, play the wind and work deeper structure to find funky fish and keep a live bait option in front of them as long as you can. Things get better toward evening as clouds lift and winds die off.
TOMORROW, TOMORROW. Things will be much improved tomorrow in terms of temperatures, but clear skies will have fish skittish. Drop down to thinner line or use fluorocarbon, and target those deeper areas where walleyes will be lingering until the week’s warm-up settles in.
Bear Down and Stay Sharp!