WHO’S READY TO HUNT? Patiently awaiting the opening of management goose or dove season? So is your four-legged friend. We’ve got some hot weather to get through and still quite a bit of fishing to do, which we address in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Ole the lab pleads his case for a session of fetch the pheasant dummy. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 8/4 – Nice after rain. Hi 87, Lo 64, Wind W@10.
Tomorrow: Sun 8/5 – A great one! Hi 85, Lo 60, Wind NW@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:27 AM Sunset: 9:11PM
Moonrise: 12:36AM Moonset 2:24PM
Overhead: 7:24AM Underfoot: 7:49PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter @ 1:18PM
EDGE HOUR: 2:00 – 3:00PM. Start your afternoon-into-evening fishing with moonset and warm temps.
A (HOT) LOOK AHEAD. Following this morning’s rain, things look hot and dry for the coming week. Don’t be surprised to see temps touch triple-digit territory in the back half of the workweek and into next weekend. The Dog Days have arrived!
DOGGIN’ IT. On that topic, the “Dog Days” got their name from the Romans, who observed the appearance of the dog star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major during the warmest stretch of the season in ancient times. In North America it can be seen in the east in late summer just before sunrise, but strangely enough is most notable near Orion from December to February, perhaps the “Dog Days” of winter for us.
KEEP RUNNIN’ Just because it gets hot doesn’t mean the fishing slows down! DEO’s Nick Simonson shares favorite summer tactics on Running’s Run Down page. Check out tips on both soft plastics for bass and setting up the slow death rig for walleyes in this late summer stretch.