HEADED HOME. We’re heating up today and tomorrow before a slight cool down and a good looking weekend ahead again. We get funny with our outdoors wording and remember a fun fishing photo from a close cousin in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A rooster warily watches from a ditch before sprinting into cover. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 7/30 – Warmin’ up. Hi 83, Lo 58, Winds L&V.
Tomorrow: Tue 7/31 – Goodbye July. Hi 88, Lo 60, Winds N@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:21AM Sunset: 9:18PM
Moonrise: 10:56PM Moonset 9:00AM
Overhead: 3:41AM Underfoot: 4:03PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (93% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:30 – 9:30AM. Use the last of the full moon’s power around moonset to extend your morning bite in today’s Edge Hour.
GITCHE GUMEE. Known more commonly as Lake Superior after the British gained control of the area surrounding the western great lakes in 1760, the native Ojibwe people called the massive water body “the inland sea” or in their dialect: “Kitchi-gami.” This name later became gitche gummee, through the works of Longfellow and Lightfoot.
HOOCHIE COOCHIE. The hoochie rig is a popular salmon set-up not only on Lake Sakakawea this time of year, but also anywhere there’s a shot at both trout and salmon of various stripes. Usually rigged with two hooks tied in tandem – the rear hook riding upward and the front hook snelled standard with an egg loop knot – the rig is dressed with a slip-on tinsel skirt and plastic squid body.
FUNKY MONKEY. It’s the ten-year anniversary of the famous photo of an angling orangutan, using a spear much as he observed local fishermen doing in Borneo. While not successful at free-moving fish, observers did say the animal was able to loosen fish trapped in nets set by the locals along the river.