MAKE IT MAGIC! The last of the warm, dry days is before you – make it a good one as the forecast into the weekend turns wet. Keep the punks lit and those fuses going in between showers as we head into the Fourth and squeeze in some fishing when you can. We talk controversial technology, an angling legend and nasty invasives moving into the state in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Bassmaster. Rylyn Cooper hoists up a nice pre-fourth largemouth. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 7/2 – Rain Late – Hi 82, Lo 64, Wind NE .25” Rain
Tomorrow: Wed 7/3 – Wet – Hi 72, Lo 62, Wind NE@8 .5” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:44AM 9:49PM 1:46PM 1:15AM
Moon Phase: New @ 2:16PM
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30AM. Moonrise and sunrise ahead of the weather is your best bet for a bite in the Edge Hour.
SIGHT-ATION? The new Garmin Xero bow sight is stirring up excitement and controversy on the web, as the unit doubles as not only a high-tech sight but a rangefinder as well. Unfortunately, many states prohibit the use of bow-connected rangefinders and electronically-lighted sights (which the Xero is both), including ND. On the bright side, you just saved $800!
COTTON TALES. The life and times of lure maker and fishing guru Cotton Cordell are recapped by Game & Fish Magazine, covering his salesmanship, his craftsmanship and his hands in the first fifty years of the outdoors market in modern America. It’s a fascinating read worth a bookmark.
A BIG DEAL. Bighead carp, a notorious invasive fish species, have made the leap into the North Dakota stretches of the James River after this spring’s high waters. NDG&F agents captured and collected the nuisance fish near LaMoure and will continue to monitor for other ANS in the river.