ZAP IT! While things won’t heat up from this weekend’s chill all that fast, conditions will improve some going into the middle of the week. While winds will grow toward a wild Wednesday, you’ll have a good chance to get out and enjoy some nice autumn days. We give you some tips and ideas to help with those tasks and others in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The Heart River valley showing some fall colors. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 10/1 – Clearing PM. Hi 52, Lo 36, Wind S@8.
Tomorrow: Tue 10/2 – Southerlies. Hi 63, Lo 41, Wind S@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:51PM 2:39PM 6:47AM 7:16PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (58% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Wet conditions should subside by the time the Edge Hour rolls around.
MAP IT. For the upcoming pheasant season – or any hunting season for that matter – make a map of the terrain or print out an aerial overhead and record places where flushes occurred. Save this info as part of your journal so you know places to return to for the best success in future years.
RAP IT. Rip rapped shorelines provide great autumn feeding boundaries as baitfish stack up against the rocky underwater structure, along with insects and crayfish, held into place by prevailing winds. Work these areas by casting to them and working baits down the breaks, or parallel to them when fish are found at a certain depth.
SNAP IT. The entry period for the NDG&F Department’s watchable wildlife photo contest ends today, and pictures of game and nongame species can be submitted. Learn more and enter up to five of your best pics!