SUNSHINE & ROSES. Think positive when it comes to the outdoors (despite a rainy forecast). Knowing that there are challenges to be overcome and things to be learned will make you a better sportsman. We address three of those challenges many new hunters and anglers face, and go around the web to find ways to overcome!
Featured Photo: A pair of prairie roses bloom near a pond. DEO Photo by Angie Sersha.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 7/3 – Damp Evening – Hi 72, Lo 62, Wind NE@8, G18 .6” Rain
Tomorrow: Thu 7/4 – Chance Rain – Hi 74, Lo 58, Wind NE@6, .2” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:45AM 10:43PM 2:47PM 2:16AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (2% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30AM. Moonrise during a dry spell will kick the day off right in our Edge Hour.
SLAP ME. For many beginning archers, string slap against the forearm and wrist can be a painful early experience. Bowhunting.com shares tips for preventing this summertime sting and for better shooting.
SO DULL. Nothing slows down a fish cleaning experience like a dull knife. Keeping blades sharp requires a little work, but not as much as hacking through hard-caught walleye and losing those perfect fillets. Boatingmag.com shares their tips on using a whetstone for the perfect sharpening of fillet knives
LASH OUT. Learning to operate a baitcasting reel is not without its challenges, most notably – backlash. The bird-nest-inducing phenomenon of the outgoing line wrapping over itself and tangling in the reel can send many new anglers right back to their trusty spinning models. Bassfishermansguide.com has nine pointers on preventing backlash and getting familiar with a baitcaster.