FEELING BETTER. After a relapse into that purgatorial season we had between winter and summer, things will start to settle down some this week. With the rain, eyes turn nervously to a rising Lake Sakakawea and we discuss that, slip floating success and more from the Lead Scientist at Ducks Unlimited in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Run Off. A pair of rooster pheasants play an aggressive game of tag in the spring grass. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 6/10 – Temperate – Hi 75, Lo 45 Wind W@10, G18
Tomorrow: Tue 6/11 – Winds Rise – Hi 72, Lo 52, Wind N@13, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:00PM 2:35AM 8:37PM 8:12AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter @12:59AM
EDGE HOUR: 8:30-9:30PM. Moon overhead in front of sunset will make for a better evening bite in our Edge Hour.
ON THE RISE. The US Army Corps of Engineers is holding back the flow from Garrison Dam to prevent further flooding downstream and as they do, the waters of Lake Sakakawea are on the rise. For daily updates and changes in water levels on all upper Missouri River reservoirs, check out the Omaha District’s daily report.
SLIPPING DOWN. DEO’s Nick Simonson shares his tips at partner site Runnings for getting the most out of bobber fishing with a slip float. Being able to adjust presentation depths is the key advantage, but a slip float can be used for more than just walleyes or crappies.
MORE, MAN. Ducks Unlimited has a fun interview with Tom Moorman, head of the organization’s science team. In it he addresses concerns for DU’s upcoming conservation efforts with a specific call-out to the prairie pothole region running through North Dakota.