Daily Edge for Wed. Aug. 1

JIG SOLVED PUZZLE.  There are few places where jigs can’t be employed to catch fish, and these simple options are great for summer panfish or slowly working weedlines for walleyes and perch.  Pick your favorites and hit the water with tips in today’s Three Things.


Featured Photo: Getting Ahead of the Game. Stock up on your favorite jigs in various styles and sizes. Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 8/1 – Cool Start. Hi 74, Lo 54, Wind N@7.
Tomorrow: Thu 82 – Fast Warm-up. Hi 90, Lo 55, Wind S@15, G25

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:23AM Sunset: 9:15PM
Moonrise: 11:45PM Moonset 11:05AM
Overhead: 5:08AM Underfoot: 5:30PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (80% Full)

EDGE HOUR:   9:00-10:00PM.  The sunset hour will be the farthest away from the front, making it your Edge Hour today.



NEVER FAIL. You can’t go wrong with a jig.  Any water, any season, any time of year.  With so many customizable options of jig heads in weights from fractions of an ounce to several ounces, there’s no place a jig can’t go.  Find what works on the waters you fish and stock up.


CHANGING TAIL. Dressing a jig with a plastic or marabou tail provides lifelike action without bait.  Whether it’s a 3- or 4-inch curlytail grub, or a Lindy Fuz-E-Grub, these additional plastics bulk up a jig offering.


AIR MAIL.  Remember when fishing jigs for schooling fish like crappies and white bass this time of year to cast beyond the school.  Work the bait back through the strike zone, and make sure to adjust the depth.  Most jigs in 1/16 to ¼ ounce will fall at about a foot per second, give or take.  So count it down and figure out where the fish are.

Stay Sharp!

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