SATURDAY SOAKER. Today will be a washout as up to an inch of rain will fall across the region, in the meantime, plan for safe fishing with tips in our Outdoor Update.
Featured Photo: Rough Water. Wear a life jacket, stay in contact and let family or neighbors know where you’re fishing on each trip. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 5/18 – Washout – Hi 47, Lo 41, Wind NE@20, G30 1” Rain
Tomorrow: Sun 5/19 – Rain tapers – Hi 49, Lo 37, Wind NE@13, G22. .1” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:08PM 6:19AM 1:12AM 1:38PM
Moon Phase: Full @ 4:11PM
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. The full moon setting with sunrise make the Edge Hour the best in terms of solunar alignment, but other conditions will make it challenging.
FLOAT ON. Spring waters are still chilly, and a quick unintended dip can be disastrous. Make sure to have a life jacket ON your body this time of year and all open water season. Like a seat belt, it only works if you use it.
CHECK-IN. Schedule a check-in time for every trip, letting others know when you’ll be back or calling in to give them the a-okay. Establish a grace period of 30 minutes or so to make up for weak cell coverage or a few extra casts at the end of the outing.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING? Don’t forget to leave at home the directions to the launch or location you’ll be fishing at. In case of emergency in the outdoors, it’s key for others to have a starting point to go from, in case things head south.