UPCOMING. When waters rise, get dingy and change from heavy rains, be ready to take advantage of fish on the feed. We share those tips in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A pair of geese mill around a dock complex as a feeder creek pumps fresh rainwater into a lake. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 6/6 – Cooler, calmer. Hi 78, Lo 58, Wind N@10.
Tomorrow: Thu 6/7 – Rain builds back. Hi 77, Lo 50, Wind SE@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:50AM Sunset: 9:34PM
Moonrise: 2:21AM Moonset 1:18PM
Overhead: 7:46AM Underfoot: 8:08PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter @ 1:32PM.
EDGE HOUR: 1:00-2:00PM Moonset along with peak of Last Quarter following the overnight instability will help with the bite in today’s Edge Hour.
DOWNPOUR. Last night’s storms across the eastern half of the state dumped significant rains, blowing up streams and soaking soils. Watch for significant shifts in small flows and a darkening of the water in the coming days, as rain comes back Thursday into Friday, but things warm up for the weekend.
BRIGHTENING. For dingy waters, utilize brighter lures and those with more flash to connect with fish right now. You’ll find walleyes and other river species on the feed in the edges of increased, inflowing water, so work jigs tipped with crawlers or leeches to mimic prey that has been washed into rivers and lakes.
CH-CH-CHANGES. Watch for new structure to wash downstream or for shifts in bottom composition as well after heavy rains which can affect where fish relate to a flow. Target these areas and explore them until things return to normal.