SQUISHY. Heavy rains hit the southern tier of the state and much of ND got a soaking as a major rain system pushed through the northern tier of the U.S. We talk about what’s left over after the storm and how it’ll affect your weekend hunting and fishing plans in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Trail Run. Ole the lab bounds down an old logging trail in search of early-season ruffies.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 9/21 – Drying Out. Hi 56 Lo 38, Wind NWtoS@9
Tomorrow: Sat 9/22 – Pleasant. Hi 65, Lo 47, Wind E@12
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:34PM 3:42AM 11:35PM 11:12AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (89% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Things improve as the day goes on and the growing moon will provide a better bite in the Edge Hour.
SUPER SOAKER. Areas immediately south of Bismarck and a bit farther southeast saw more than three inches of rain from yesterday’s weathermaker that rolled through the region and stretched at one point from Montana to Pennsylvania. Expect those potholes to be a bit fuller for this weekend’s resident waterfowl opener and watch for a bite to develop on those deltas where feeder creeks hit your favorite lake or river.
DARK. With the influx of rainwater, don’t forget to go big and go bright! Bigger baits help fish detect your offering in murky flows tinged by inflowing rainwater and lighter colors will work in the clearing conditions forecast through Saturday. You can afford to be a bit more boisterous as well this weekend when working turbid flows.
PFD UP! Don’t forget, whatever your weekend pursuit is that if you’re in a boat you’re wearing your life jacket. In more varieties than ever for maximum comfort and flexibility for hunters and anglers, there’s no excuse to be caught without one on your body. As water temps start to dip – it’s tough to survive without one if you inadvertently go overboard!