WHAT’S THE BUZZ? We look at some good and bad buzzes today as we get the final word on winterkill in some ND lakes, offer up a noisy bait for spring and summer bass, and work to get more bees making noise in today’s Outdoors Update.
Featured Photo: Buzz Cut. A rooster pheasant stands on the mowed edge of last season’s grass near some CRP. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 5/7 – Chance Rain Late – Hi 53, Lo 35, Wind S@13, G18
Tomorrow: Wed 5/8 – Northerlies – Hi 56, Lo 36 – Wind N@11
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:22AM Fol. Day 4:12PM 3:45AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (9% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Moonrise and calm conditions will start out your day in the Edge Hour.
BUZZ KILL. The NDG&F is reporting a number of lakes sustaining full or partial winterkills coming into the spring season after a long cold winter. Lack of dissolved oxygen is the culprit, coming from the breakdown of plant and algae material in the water. The agency is updating its fishing waters with winterkill notices as information is finalized.
BUZZ BAIT. A fun lure for spring and summertime bass is the buzz bait. With a clacking, water-slapping blade up front and a spinnerbait skirt on the back, this surface lure can produce some awe-inspiring strikes up top. While it’s tough to override the urge to powerset the hook, count a quick “1-2” and feel for the fish’s weight before you do. Grab a couple and get ready for warmer conditions!
BRING THE BUZZ. Pollinator.org is your source for flowering plantings that attract butterflies and bees and help promote the growth and expansion of their populations in your area. With dozens of guides focused on each climate, the group has ideas for all areas.