FULLY COOL. The dog days don’t seem to be bringing the heat just yet as we slide toward August. Our cool stretch continues, making it perfect for an outdoor run, some field work with your dog or just enjoying the evening on the water. Watch as things stabilize at the back half of the week under the full moon to set the fishing on fire, however. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The nearly full moon rises over Bismarck, N.D. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 7/26 – Cool – Hi 73, Lo 50, Winds N@9.
Tomorrow: Fri 7/27 – Calm – Hi 75, Lo 53, Winds L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:16AM Sunset: 9:23PM
Moonrise: 8:46PM Moonset 5:08AM
Overhead: 12:35PM Underfoot: 12:59AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:30-9:30PM. Sunset and moonrise, and the growing power of the full moon will make your last hour of daylight your Edge Hour.
STABLE. We’re not expecting much in the way of rain (a week out, maybe?) in the near term, and with a slow climb, the late-summer bite should fire up again. Have a variety of options ready to go and pick up some active fish under the near perfect weekend setting up. Good fishing coincides with good, long stretches of stable weather, so mark it down in your journal.
STATION. Another good idea for your boat is to have a radio at the ready, even now in good conditions. Whether hand held, like dad used to bring to listen to the Twins game while fishing, or built into the boat, knowing about weather alerts and information while on the water is important. When in doubt, have a NOAA-affiliated alert app on your phone, or get messages from the NWS via text.
STARE AT THE GLARE. With sunny conditions dominating, make sure to grab a pair of polarized shades. Whether searching for bass under structure, or keeping your eyes safe from dangling hooks on walleye crankbaits, a pair of sunglasses serves multiple purposes.