Daily Edge for Tue. Jan. 15

TUMBLIN’ TUESDAY. Yesterday’s warmth will fade on northwest breezes as we dip into a bit of a trough for a few days.  We talk trauma, records and the difference in the species we see in today’s Three Things.

Featured Photo: Soak It In.  A rooster and two hen pheasants find warmth on an open, south-facing hillside on Monday afternoon. Simonson Photo

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 1/14 – Winds Rise – Hi 27, Lo 14, Wind NW@20, G30
Tomorrow: Wed 1/15 – Temps Drop – Hi 15, Lo 4, Wind SE@8

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset
8:24AM       5:22PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot
1:06PM        2:10AM       8:06PM        7:42AM

 

Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (65% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:    7:45 – 8:45 AM.  With moon underfoot and the sun on the rise get on a bite before the wind starts to in today’s Edge Hour.
DAY RATING:
2Fish

 

THREE THINGS:

 

BAROTRAUMA.  Yeah, it sounds bad.  It’s the stress put on the bodies of fish as they’re brought up from the depths, particularly on the gas-filled swim bladders found in most species.  This week, the NDG&F warns of the dangers of barotrauma on deep ranging fish under the ice and recommends anglers keep those fish they catch in depths of 30 feet or more.

 

AIM HIGH.  If you’re setting some fishing goals for the new year, it’s worth setting them high.  If you’re wondering how high, check out this list of popular fresh and salt-water records from Field and Stream “that may never be broken.”  Famous last words – go get ‘em!

 

THE DIFFERENCE.  The difference between an introduced species and a nuisance species is that the millions we spend pursuing the former provides joy and excitement.

Stay Sharp!

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