COLOR IT UP. While the skies may be gray and the ground a little white, you can break free of the monochromatic by adding a little color to your tacklebox and lure creation. We talk about that option and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Looking Sunny. Bright orange jigs are tied up and ready for next spring’s crappie fishing. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 11/29 – Calm – Hi 36, Lo 28, Wind L&V.
Tomorrow: Fr 11/30 – Similar – Hi 36, Lo 22, Wind SE@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
Fol. Day 1:35PM 6:25AM 6:52PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter @ 6:19PM
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Calm winds and sunset will give you a chance to get on moving bucks today in the Edge Hour.
HOT STUFF. Bright colors are designed to trigger reaction strikes in fish. When predators are aggressive, key in on the fast-moving flash of bright pinks, oranges, chartreuses and other patterns that stand out. On those tougher days, provide lures with a more natural look, or when you know fish are keyed in on abundant natural prey.
THE BLUES. From the archives. Much like the lionfish has changed the southeastern coastal fisheries in the last decade, bluegills have had an unwanted impact in Japanese fisheries, since they were brought over from the US some 60 years ago. What’s one country’s favorite panfish is a blight in another!
STAY BLAZING. The color orange is for more than just hunting (and today’s lure project). Make sure to don a colorful and/or reflective vest and hat for walking with your dog in the early morning hours in town or wherever you stretch your legs. With a later sunrise and an earlier sunset this time of year, darker conditions make walkers in black, gray and blue tougher to see in twilight.