FINALLY FRIDAY! Get up early and enjoy the front half of the day before winds and a chance at rain kick in later. We’ve got all the word on what’s to come with weather, first fish recognition and how to walk the dog of a different sort in our Outdoors Update to get you set for your weekend.
Featured Photo: SPOOKY. A pair of Zara Spook topwater baits are ready to hit the surface as we talk more about this classic lure in our Outdoors Update. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 5/10 – Warmer – Hi 66, Lo 34, Wind SW@15 G28
Tomorrow: Sat 5/11 – Rainy – Hi 57, Lo 34, Wind NW@23, G33
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:13AM 2:05AM 7:06PM 6:37AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (35% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM. Get out there early as sunrise and moon underfoot along with light winds combine for the day’s best fishing in the Edge Hour.
FIRST FISH. The NDG&F has commemorative first fish certificates available to parents of young anglers looking to memorialize the catch. No size or length requirements are necessary, only that the fish be caught in North Dakota
SPLIT DECISION. The weekend ahead is a Jekyll and Hyde, as Saturday sports a chance for rain and strong winds. We recover nicely on Sunday with highs in the 60s and calm conditions. Then, 80s by midweek? Wow!
WILD WALKERS. Some of openwater’s most exciting lures are those topwater offerings like the Zara Spook, or for larger species, the Poe’s Jackpot. With a little practice, the peppy snap of the rod tip makes these baits dart across the water in a fashion that bass, pike and muskies can’t resist.