STILL AWESOME. While things will be cooler, the calm conditions will be perfect for just about any outdoors activity today. Speaking of whatever you’re doing with today’s awesomeness, we cover big shooting sports events, some old-school fishing, and how to keep some new-school nasties out of our waters in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: High Schoolers take aim as part of the ND State High School Clay Target League. The State Tourney is Saturday & Sunday in Horace, N.D. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 6/12 – Calm & Cooler – Hi 69, Lo 48, Wind N@6
Tomorrow: Thu 6/13 – Warm Up – Hi 76, Lo 50, Wind S@9, G18
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:27PM 3:27AM 10:16PM 9:51AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (77% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:30-10:30PM. Get the lighted slipfloats out for a calm and perfect stretch of late day fishing in our Edge Hour.
ON THE MOVE. With travel heating up along with summer temperatures, boaters and anglers are reminded to clean, drain and dry their craft to prevent the spread of ANS. Additionally, when travelling state-to-state, it’s important to know the varying requirements; the NDG&F has links to help prevent movement of unwanted species from water-to-water.
OFF THE GRID. Looking for some old-school fishing? Try canoe or kayak angling this summer and make it a point to leave technology behind for a day. No sonar, no GPS, and no phone (keep it with you for safety but stash it in a drybox or a Ziploc bag with some Styrofoam). See how many species of fish you can catch with just the basics, in a low-tech, person-powered setting!
IN THE AIR. More than 80,000 targets are flying this week in Alexandria, Minn., as the MN State High School Clay Target League State Championship runs from June 10 through June 18. With over 8,300 shooters, it is the world’s largest clay target event – and the participants are all kids age 11 to 18! North Dakota’s Affiliated State Tournament is this weekend in Horace, N.D.