PERFECT PAIR. Welcome to day two of your perfect weekend! Sun’s out, guns out; along with fishing rods, boats, and everything you need to enjoy the day. We look ahead to the coming week and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Two jackrabbits lounge in the mowed grass of north Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 7/29 – More of the same. Hi 79, Lo 50, Winds L&V.
Tomorrow: Mon 7/30 – Warmin’ up. Hi 83, Lo 58, Winds L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:20AM Sunset: 9:19PM
Moonrise: 10:29PM Moonset 7:59AM
Overhead: 2:56AM Underfoot: 3:19PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (97% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30 – 8:30AM. Tack on the Edge Hour to your sunrise fishing for a great start to a super day!
THE WEEK AHEAD. Outside of a small bump from a cool front on Wednesday, the coming week looks warm and relatively calm – another good one to get on the water. With limited chances for severe weather and low rainfall predicted, take advantage of the options available this time of year.
SNELL IT. With that warm weather, a number of people will be hard at it trolling for walleyes. One of the most important knots in walleye circles is the snell knot. This twisting, wrapping knot takes some practice, but helps hooks ride right on spinners, crawler harnesses and other trolling rigs. Review it a few times at animated knots and tie a bunch up!
COUNTDOWN BEGINS. Don’t forget to get second-chance applications in for the excess antlerless deer tags remaining for the 2018 fall firearms season. Additionally, pronghorn applications are open as well. Both lotteries close in 10 days on August 8, and can be applied for on the NDG&F’s website.