SLIP SLIDING TO WINTER. A slippery mix is headed our way as we hit the final few days of November and look forward to yet another deer season on the horizon. We talk about those newsworthy items and some slicing suggestions for synthetics on your jigs in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Iced. Plan for light snow, sleet, frizzle and accumulating ice in the next 36 hours. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 11/27 – Icy Tonight – Hi 22, Lo 6, Wind S@8.
Tomorrow: Wed 11/28 – Warm w/ Rain – Hi 38, Lo 28, Wind S@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:50PM 12:18PM 4:32AM 5:01PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (75% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30 – 5:30PM. With the front just a few hours ahead, moon underfoot with sunset will be an ideal time to get on stand in today’s Edge Hour
GLAZING. Tonight’s forecast calls for the unholy trinity for travelers (and hunters) as snow turns to ice and freezing rain on continually warming temperatures. Lucky for you it hits in the middle of the week and will most likely melt before any weekend activities, such as the upcoming muzzleloader season get underway.
POOF! Just like that, the final deer season of the year is on the horizon. The state’s muzzleloader season for whitetail deer starts at noon on Fri. Nov. 30 and runs through Sun. Dec. 16. This year just over 1,000 tags were issued via lottery to lucky hunters.
CUT IT. Looking to get a killer, bushy tail from artificial hair materials or flash tied to jigs? While tight wraps will cause deer and elk hair to fan, it’s not the same with synthetics. To get the same spread, pull tight on the material as you cut it after you’ve completed the tie-in and whip finish. The released tension on the cut causes the fibers to spring out, making for a fuller profile on crappie and bass jigs.