SQUISHY. Watch for the melt today as temps jump into the 50s. Moving about in the field will be a bit wetter, so pack your waterproof swamp stompers. We talk current crop conditions, getting geared up for early ice and the power of a rotary vise in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A rooster pheasant picks through the snow. Expect the white backdrop to disappear in the next two days. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 11/14 – Heat Wave! – Hi 52, Lo 28, Wind SW@10.
Tomorrow: Thu 11/15 – Still Warm. – Hi 42, Lo 26, Wind NW@20, G30.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:36PM 11:15PM 6:23PM 5:59AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (42% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 1:00-2:00PM. Start your afternoon sit early with moonrise and warm temps during the Edge Hour
VISE VICE. This time of year leaves many looking to upgrade their fly tying and lure making desks, and a rotary vise is often on the top of the list. The advantage of not having to flip a hook is great, and having full view of the pattern is a nice perk to assure a well-rounded creation.
AUGER CHECK. If you’ve tagged your deer or are sitting out this season, now’s the time to check your ice auger from a quiet summer. Run some Seafoam through it, check to see if the blades need sharpening or replacing, and make sure that all’s in order for the start of ice fishing in a month or two.
CROP STOP. A slow week in the field had only three days suitable for harvest and corn lags behind last year’s efforts. Slow progress means more cover for deer as we head into the back half of the gun season.