LAST NASTY ONE. We make our way out of the deep freeze, and the climb starts today. We go around the horn in today’s Three Things to keep your mind off the cold…sorta.
Featured Photo: Have a crappie day! Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 1/30 – A struggle. Hi -10, Lo -27 Wind SE@7.
Tomorrow: Thu 1/31 – Nice by comparison – Hi 11, Lo -10, Wind S@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:05AM 1:34PM 8:52AM 9:17PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (22% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 1:00-2:00PM. Again, outside conditions will be challenging if not dangerous, but moonset would give you a boost in the Edge Hour.
SOW WHAT. The NDG&F Dept. is offering free food plot seed to interested landowners who also allow public access in one form or another. Whether through PLOTS or “Ask to Enter” postings, the department is encouraging the planting of pheasant-friendly seeds as part of this program.
KEEP IT CLASSY. The IGFA has a breakdown by line class of all the world’s record fish. Search for any species through their database and find out what the biggest of each is on the smallest diameter line and other factors.
STAY WARM. You’re probably worried about your favorite game species with chilly days like this making headlines. We are too, but don’t fret – habitat makes the difference. If there’s a slough, thick grass or other thermal cover nearby and still some open ground, birds will find a way through fat reserves or scratching for waste grain to keep energy levels up when conditions allow for feeding (tomorrow-Sunday) and bunker down if things get bad (say…Monday? Again?)