SOME SUN! Saturday starts the three-day holiday weekend off right with near ideal conditions for time on the water as sun, highs near seventy and light winds make things pleasant. We cover walleyes, some great duct tape life hacks and how to make your lures really spin in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A hazy orange sun sets over a greening Missouri River Valley. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 5/25 – Recovery – Hi 70, Lo 42, Wind NWtoSW@7.
Tomorrow: Sun 5/26 – Rain Builds – Hi 69, Lo 40, Wind SE@11, .5” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:21AM 12:04PM 7:10AM 7:32PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (59% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30AM. Combine sunrise with moon overhead for the best bite of the day in our Edge Hour.
TAGGED OUT. If you’ve ever wondered why walleyes end up tagged, the NDG&F has your answers in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors web short. Covering work on Lake Sakakawea and Alkaline Lake, the video details the goals of the state’s tagging program.
THE FIX IS IN. REI has some great life hacks for the outdoors using everyone’s favorite, duct tape. From replacing boot laces to securing a shelter in any number of ways, having a roll of this silver miracle makes everything better when things go bad.
SPIN TO WIN. When putting together spinners for walleyes and other fish, consider the size of the line (or spinner shaft) and the clevis that will connect the blade to it. Make sure there’s enough gap between the clevis and the axis to allow blades to turn freely, and make sure the tiny strip of metal at the top of the blade fits inside the gap of the clevis as well.