TWO COOL. After a squall, today’s wind will keep things chilly, and tomorrow will be calmer but colder. After that though it’s time to start spring in earnest as temperatures warm into the 50s, 60s and maybe even 70, giving folks a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The Big Box. Steamers and sliders are ready for spring pike and bass. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 4/2 – Windy – Hi 46, Lo 32, Wind NW@22, G32
Tomorrow: Wed 4/3 – Cooler – Hi 44, Lo 25, Wind SE@11
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:43AM 5:32PM 12:03PM Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (7% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:45-8:45PM. Dying winds around sunset will provide for a better post-frontal Edge Hour.
EAGLE EYES. The NDG&F is encouraging those out and about this spring to report eagle nests via the department’s online system. Eagles in ND are typically on nest in the month of April incubating their eggs, so it’s likely to see the national bird when a nest is encountered this time of year.
BITE ME. Invest in shock leaders for your spring pike fly fishing pursuits. Either a heavy section of fluorocarbon or a coated stretch of steel wire will keep bite-offs at bay and toothy critters on the line.
SOFT C&R. For easier release of fish caught in spring (or anytime) invest in a rubberized mesh or rubber landing net to prevent removal of protective slime coats and a safe release. These versions also limit hooks from tangling in the netting.