READY TO RUMBLE. Thunderstorms overnight will give way to a cool down today as winds from the north blow in and rain chances persist to start the weekend.
Featured Photo: A May beetle crawls along a deck table after a night of buzzing around. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 6/8 – Cool down – Hi 64, Lo 55, Wind NW@15, G25
Tomorrow: Sun 6/9 – Slight Recovery – Hi 71, Lo 48, Wind NW@15, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:29AM 1:32AM 6:53PM 6:26AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (33% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM. Moon underfoot will help with the morning bite in our Edge Hour, but outdoor conditions will be iffy.
THUNK. Have you been hit in the noggin by a big bug on the way back to the boat launch or maybe wondered whether that thing that just hit the windshield was a rock or an insect? Then you’ve come in close contact with a may beetle, a large new world scarab that’s hatching right now across the northern plains. Most often found in the morning under porch lights or street lights, they’re not much for crawling and inaccurate flyers.
HIGH TAIL. Did you know that Mepps pays (or trades lures) for good squirrel tails? For those who hunt the river bottoms and arboreal areas for these critters come autumn, hanging on to a few tails might help fill the tacklebox through this unique program.
ANS UPDATE. In its weekly webcast, the NDG&F covers a successful 2018 in which outreach and education efforts helped in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species. No new waters were reported or surveyed as containing ANS in the last year!