POTPOURRI. We get a mix of everything today in terms of fishing, while the day starts cool, calm and foggy and ends warm, windy and clear. We cover eyes on walleyes, skirts on muskie baits and the top bass circuit in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Taste the Rainbow. A hank of rainbow marabou flash is ready to be added to a muskie lure skirt. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 4/18 – Drying – Hi 59, Lo 36, Wind N@16, G24
Tomorrow: Fri 4/19 – Great! – Hi 71, Lo 36, Wind SW@20, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:47PM 6:54AM 12:48AM 1:14PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30AM. Get out before work and get a few casts in during a sunrise-moonset Edge Hour.
EYES HAVE IT. Focusing on what fish can see gives anglers a better chance of presenting lures in a way that makes them bite. With the specialized eyeballs of walleyes, In-Fisherman has some tips for connecting with their strongest sense.
SKIRT THE ISSUE. Flashabou skirts for big fish like pike and muskies are more customizable than ever with the variety of magnum materials available. Create these flickering finishes on any inline spinner to match forage or confidence colors.
TOURNEY TIME. Like NASCAR, the premier bass fishing circuit – Bassmaster – kicks off its season with its headline event, the Bassmaster Classic. Now into the first third of the season, the next elite event is May 2 in Texas.