Daily Edge for Mon. Feb. 4

TIED UP.  Welcome to the heart of winter, as we spend much of the next week below zero – for highs and lows.  Don’t fret though, it gives you the perfect opportunity to get your gear in order for spring and complete those tackle projects.  We talk about those tips and more in today’s Three Things.

 

Featured Photo:  The Eyes Have It.  Clouser Minnows accumulate in a crappie fly box, all lined up for spring.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 2/4 – Cold Again. Hi -5, Lo -9, Wind N@15, G23
Tomorrow:  Tue 2/5 – Light Snow. Hi -2, Lo-12, Wind E@8. 1” Snow

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset
8:04AM       5:51PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot
8:10AM       5:45PM        12:55PM      12:32AM

 

Moon Phase: New @ 10:04PM

 

EDGE HOUR:    5:15-6:15PM.  Moonset and decreasing winds will highlight the end of the day in our Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:
1Fish

THREE THINGS:

ZAP IT!  When tying barbell eyes or bead chain eyes on flies such as Clouser minnows or crazy Charlies, lock them down with multiple figure eight wraps and then center them on the hook shank.  Secure them in place with a drop of Zap-A-Gap or other quick-drying adhesive.  This way, they won’t twist or turn.

 

REEL WORK.  Take time now to ensure that reels are greased up and in good shape for spring.  Look over each one, remove any grit or debris and add a drop of reel lubricant to gears and other moving parts, where recommended.

 

LINE UP.  Get an order for new line in now for the upcoming seasons and spool spare reels with a backup as well. Fresh line will cast better and ensures a strong connection to that first lure of the openwater season.

 

Stay Sharp!

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