TAKE THE LEAD. Prevent bite-offs from pike and muskies this summer or render your line invisible with the right leader. Today’s wire and fluorocarbon leaders are the strongest yet thinnest available to anglers and with smaller terminal tackle, anglers reduce visibility, drag and tangling with better connection points as well.
Featured Photo: Throwback. While multi-strand leaders work well for trolling for indiscriminate and hungry pike, there are better choices for other fish.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: 6/25 – Clearing late day. Hi 75, Lo 60, Wind SE@10.
Tomorrow: 6/26 – Summer bliss. Hi 82, Lo 60, Wind S@6.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:50AM Sunset: 9:41PM
Moonrise: 7:24PM Moonset 4:22AM
Overhead: Fol. Day Underfoot: 11:49AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (94% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00 – 8:00PM. Moonrise will be money for a hot bite in the Edge Hour, as we’re further removed from the weekend’s instability.
IN THE CLEAR. Don’t forget that stout fluorocarbon leaders can also stand up to toothy critters. Even thick 60-, 80- or 100-pound fluoro has good light refraction and is well-disguised in the water. With smaller clips and swivels that are still plenty strong, fluorocarbon leaders are becoming more and more popular for big fish on clear waters.
CONNECT FOR. Options like the Norman Lures Speed Clip or a twist-on clip not only make for quick connections and changes to lures while on the water, they’re typically smaller and more in-line, making them less noticeable on leaders. Select a leader model that employs these at the end, or create a few of your own!