THAT’S ALL FOLKS! The last of the big low has shot out of the region, leaving up to 17 inches of snow in some parts of SE ND. With it goes what may be the last real dose of winter, as long-range forecasts show a spring-like shift! We get you geared up for the season – for real this time – in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Tip Top. Inspect rod tips to make sure they’re in good shape as we get set for spring. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 3/15 – The Ides – Hi 29, Lo 21, Wind NW@9
Tomorrow: Sat 3/16 – Sun Returns – Hi 33, Lo 18, Wind NW@13, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:22PM 4:20AM 9:21PM 8:51AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (64% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 1:00-2:00PM. Moonrise and light winds will give things a bump in today’s Edge Hour.
SHAKE THE RUST. Check over tackle boxes for rusty hooks and jigs and remove them from the container. Inspect the container for residue and either clean it out or get a new one to continue to preserve the quality of your tackle.
TOOL STASH. Have your in-boat or tackle box stash of tools – pliers, forceps, nippers and the like – ready to roll for spring. Check to make sure knives are sharp and a roll of utility tape (duct, electrician or both) is stashed in the boat just in case.
EYE EXAM. Focus on the eyes on your favorite fishing rods and check for nicks or cracks which will easily cut line and cause lost fish. Replace broken tips and extend the lives of older rods with new eyes.