DAM! We’ll shake loose from the rain for a day, and with relatively light winds things should be manageable on the water, but we’ll need to get through one more dousing tomorrow before we’re (mostly) clear of this week’s precip problems. We look ahead to the long range for conditions, talk life jackets and how to find fish in areas of increased runoff you’re sure to find this weekend.
Featured Photo: A trickle of water rushes over a beaver dam on Fish Creek near Judson. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 5/23 – More Rain Late – Hi 60, Lo 40, Wind NtoE@10; .7” Rain
Tomorrow: Fri 5/24 – Still Wet – Hi 57, Lo 42, Wind N@10; .6” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:07AM 10:04AM 5:34AM 5:59PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (77% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00AM. Calm conditions ahead of moonset will provide the best opportunity to get out there in our Edge Hour
OUTLOOK. A return to near-average temperatures is on the horizon for hens on nest and for those of us looking for a reprieve from the rain for easier fishing. Unfortunately, the 70s don’t come until after the holiday weekend, but if we make it through Friday, things look relatively dry after that.
LIFELINE. The NDG&F has a great breakdown on the requirements for life jacket use while on the water this summer. Be certain to have enough PFDs in your boat, and a throwable just in case.
WASHOUT. Follow the mudline this weekend to find feeding fish. Surging runoff coming down rills, creeks and streams will meet with rivers and lakes, forming a delta of sediment. Look for walleyes patrolling these areas where light can’t penetrate as well for extended bites, and even mid-day activity, depending on conditions.