WHAT A WARMUP! Coming off yesterday’s chill and wind, things settle down today and get warm into next week, with every day touching 80 or better. Some minor chances of evening thunder are floating around, but nothing looks like a wash out, making for a great fishing week. We talk about that and more, in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The Eyes Have It. A set of krystal flash jigs are bagged and ready to search for post-frontal walleyes. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 6/3 – Nice Recovery. Hi 77, Lo 50, Winds NW@10.
Tomorrow: Mon 6/4 – Solid warmth. Hi 85, Lo 55, Wind S@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:52AM Sunset: 9:31PM
Moonrise: 12:48AM Moonset 10:15AM
Overhead: 5:30AM Underfoot: 5:53PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (78% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. Sunset will again be your Edge Hour, with calm, stable conditions removed from Friday’s front.
LOOKING AHEAD. A slight bump on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning may trigger some thunderstorms, but other than a mid-week wetting, rain will be at a minimum. Relatively calm winds will also allow for good days on the water and playing yesterday’s gusts and today’s lighter northwest breezes will make south shorelines and structure worth a look for walleyes and other wind-driven fish as conditions improve.
IN IT TO WIN IT. The weekend of June 9 is always a big one for fishing tournaments and derbies in North Dakota. With 11 events planned for the upcoming weekend, there will be a good deal of pre-fishing going on, including on Lake Ashtabula at the annual Barnes County Wildlife Federation Fishing Derby. With four events on Sakakawea, two on Devils Lake and a number spread out around the rest of the state, it’s easy to get in on the action.
HARD TO BELIEVE. The first hunting season (August Goose Management – if approved) is less than 75 days away. Now’s the time to get your shot in shape at a local trap or sporting clays facility and work on those shotgunning skills.