A CUT ABOVE. We’re racing against the coming spring to get our projects done and be ready for open water. The weekend will be hit-and-miss for outdoor activities, with today’s cooler but calm conditions being the best for some end-of-season ice fishing. We cover that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Beavers have been hard at work damming a small drain as the melt continues. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 3/30 – Calm & Cool. – Hi 38, Lo 22, Wind NW@8.
Tomorrow: Sun 3/31 – So Long March. – Hi 44, Lo 30, Wind NW@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:13AM 2:29PM 9:49AM 10:12PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (27% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30PM. Sunset and calm conditions will align for perhaps the best stretch of the weekend in today’s Edge Hour.
PLODDING PREDICTION. The upcoming week shows a slowed melt, with highs in the 40s and lows below freezing most nights helping to further curb flooding issues in the immediate area. Good news for locals and for downstream interests, and for those of us who need more time to get our fishing stuff in order.
PRONGHORN POINTS. The NDG&F has released statistics from last fall’s pronghorn season, where more than 1,000 tags were issued for the first time in several years. The numbers detailed good success with 81 percent of tags being filled.
PUT ON A PAIR. DEO’s Nick Simonson shares his tips for safe and successful wade fishing at partner site Runnings’ blog “The Run Down.” Gear up now with the waders that shorten casts and help catch more fish!