GET THE SHADES! Warm, sunny and generally calm is the story this week as long-awaited temperate conditions take hold over the region. We take a look through the benefits – from letting you see what’s swimming below to avoiding a hook in the eye – of a good set of sunglasses on the water in today’s Outdoor Roundup.
Featured Photo: LOOKING SUNNY. Get those shades on and get fishing this week as summerlike temperatures
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 5/13 – Real Spring – Hi 77, Lo 44, Wind StoNW@8
Tomorrow: Tue 5/14 – Gorgeous – Hi 74, Lo 40, Wind N@8
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:55PM 4:01AM 9:49PM 9:23AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (69% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:30-3:30PM. Moonrise in perfect conditions will make mid-afternoon the highlight of the fishing day in our Edge Hour.
POLARIZATION. The first and biggest benefit of donning a set of shades on sunny days like today is cutting through the surface glare to see what’s swimming beneath. Special chemical coatings make polarized glasses filter out horizontal reflections and provide a clear look below.
PROTECTION. The American Academy of Ophthalmology cites a number of studies that the wearing of sunglasses capable of blocking UV light prevents damage to the eye, including cataracts and cancer. Sunglasses are recommended in summer, particularly, when the light is more intense and long-lasting, and exposure is often heightened, especially for those who spend a good deal of time outdoors, like anglers.
(NO) POKE IN THE EYE. Finally, sunglasses provide physical protection of the eye and the sensitive areas around it from hooks and other projectiles. Whether casting a multi-hooked crankbait or flipping a fly,, the worst outcome would be a hook in the eye – sunglasses help prevent serious injury.