SLIP SLIDING. Slick conditions will persist after yesterday’s rain/snow mix that hit much of the state, and our temperatures will be in freefall through Thursday. In the meantime we’ve got some inside outdoors-related journaling tips for you in today’s Three Things to help you make it through the deep freeze!
Featured Photo: Download the DEO sample journal page here. Simonson Image.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 1/28 – Falling Temps – Hi 13 Lo 1, Wind N@20, G30
Tomorrow: Tue 1/29 – Minus-45 W/C – Hi 0, Lo -24, Wind N@20, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:53AM 12:28PM 7:15AM 7:39PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (41% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Please don’t let this serve as an offering to go outside, but sunrise with moon overhead would be the Edge Hour today.
WRITE THIS DOWN. Now’s a good time to create a fishing journal for the upcoming openwater season. Make a Word or Excel document with different fields and use it to create a standardized database of all your angling adventures. Put together important factors like weather, wind, water conditions, lures used and species, size and numbers of caught.
MAKE ADJUSTMENTS. You can customize your journals as well. If you’re a muskie maniac, track important sightings, follows and bait reactions. If you’re a walleye guy, focus more on the structure and other elements that produce more hook ups. Do the same for trout – hatches, fly patterns and colors, and so on – will provide you the detail you’re looking for.
OLD SCHOOL. There’s something reassuring about putting pen to paper, and if you’re an old school type, print a few sheets out and place them in a three-ring binder, filling them out as you go along. Use the back of each page to write a story or recap of the trip and jot down memorable sightings beyond the angling experience.