GET CASTING! As ice gives way to flowing waters, cautious anglers are headed out checking for the first runs of fish. We’ve got the low down on what’s up and where we’re at with the spring melt and a preview of spring fishing in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: DEO’s Nick Simonson casts for pike in front of a Texas crossing. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 4/5 – Calm Start – Hi 62, Lo 36, Wind E@11
Tomorrow: Sat 4/6 – Drizzly – Hi 52, Lo 35, Wind E@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:30AM 7:38PM 1:29PM 1:07AM
Moon Phase: New Moon @ 3:50AM
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Sunrise and moonrise with calm winds will combine for today’s Edge Hour.
BOTH CORNERS. The NDG&F previews fishing on Devils Lake and the southwest fisheries district in this week’s installment of Outdoors Online. The numbers are good on Devils Lake as the size structure builds up from some smaller hatches a few years back.
SUBSIDING. Flooding concern for the bulk of the state is reduced, with only the Red River basin showing signs of minor or moderate flooding, according to NOAA. Those on the eastern edge of the state are keeping an eye on the melt and how fast water comes down from the Devils Lake basin and the Sheyenne River drainage.
FOCUS. As trap shooting season gets underway, remember to take care of your eyes! Staying well hydrated keeps your eyeballs in good shape (they’re about 99% water). Making sure contacts and glasses are clean is also key in staying focused on the target. Finally, use a vitamin with lutein and other nutrients devoted to eye health to keep vision at its best. These tips apply in the field next fall as well!