GO LARGE. As temperatures stabilize, we dig into some largemouth bass history at home and abroad in today’s installment of Three Things.
Featured Photo: Lip Lock. A largemouth bass comes to hand. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 4/15 – Nice – Hi 52, Lo 35, Wind W@13, G20
Tomorrow: Tue 4/16 – Calm – Hi 60, Lo 35, Wind L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:53PM 5:26AM 11:02PM 10:35AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (81% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Winds fade at sunset and our Edge Hour takes advantage of improving conditions.
CRÈME’D ‘EM. Sixty years to the season, the world of bass fishing – and really all fishing – changed forever as Nick Creme created the first plastic bait in his Akron, OH home. The entrepreneurial spirit and fish-catching reputation grew and spawned one of the fishing industry’s biggest niches as bass baits expanded from the first plastic worms made by Crème.
ETHERIAL ETHEL. The story of how a single, huge bass changed fishing from consumption to catch-and-release in the matter of a generation. Learn what “Ethel” meant to Texas (and national) bass fishing and just how she got her name.
YOUR OWN RECORD. The North Dakota state largemouth bass record sits at 8 pounds 8 ounces from Nelson Lake, and has stood since 1983. The power plant reservoir still holds the best chance at a new state record with its warm waters and year-round growing season.