HOT LINE. Alright, it’s not going to be “hot” anytime soon with high temperatures stuck primarily in the single digits for the next few days, but we’ve got the numbers you need to know and more along our line theme in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A stack of tippet spools is a common miracle, compared to what anglers had a century ago. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 2/12 – Tree Above. Hi 3, Lo -6, Wind NW@13.
Tomorrow: Wed 2/13 – Pleasant? – Hi 12, Lo -1, Wind StoN@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:35AM 1:04AM 6:48PM 6:23AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter at 4:26PM
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Get on the bite with dying winds, sunset and moon overhead in today’s Edge Hour.
LET’S RAP. The North Dakota “Report All Poachers” tip line can be used to report wildlife violations from the ice in winter to the openwater in summer to the fields and woods each fall. This anonymous tipline helps hunters police their own, and point out bad guys to help preserve ND’s fish and game. 1-800-472-2121.
MONO MIND. The first monofilament fishing lines came about in the late 1930s with DuPont’s creation of nylon fibers. A (brief) history of fishing line and the past 80 years or so of technology bringing us to where we are today provides more insight.
TOE THE LINE. A setting of tip-ups over a line which covers decreasing depths will help identify where fish are moving on a particular day. When a pattern of flag pops develop with the first few fish, consider shifting those units from the unproductive end(s) to an area closer to the area where bites are coming from.