WRAP IT UP. As we head into the homeward stretch of summer fishing, and what can be some great fall action, take the time to check the status of the line that has kept you connected to fish all season long. We talk about those tips and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Filaments. Monofilament line rests at the ready on a spool. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 8/13 – Cooler with Clouds. Hi 83, Lo 61, Wind N@13, G 20.
Tomorrow: Tue 8/14 – Still mild. Hi 79, Lo 56, Wind N@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:20AM 10:34PM 4:03PM 3:36AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (8% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:15 – 7:15AM. Get out ahead of the front as winds shift and the bite should be on in today’s Edge Hour.
NICKS & CUTS. Check line over now, heading into the last part of the season, to make sure it’s in good shape. Remember to trim off the bottom foot or so before each outing, so the best quality connection can be created.
GO CLEAR. As algae dies off and waters begin to clear up in the next few weeks, consider using fluorocarbon leaders to match the crystalline conditions of early fall for wary fish.
SPOOL SECRET. If using superline, consider a wrap of electrician’s tape around the spool of a spinning rod to help the slick stuff stick to the reel. This also eliminates the need for backing line such as monofilament and a knot which can sometimes cause bird nests and wind knots.