BE BEST. We’re working our way back to warm and in the meantime we check out some of the best bass lakes in the country (and name a couple of our own in ND), check out what’s coming up at the State Fair for outdoors activity and share a tip for post-rain fishing in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Floating Family. A group of loons swims along in a slight chop. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 7/5 – Rain Overnight – Hi 74, Lo 59, Wind NE@9 .1” Rain
Tomorrow: Sat 7/6 – Precip Tapers – Hi 72, Lo 55, Wind E@7 .2” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:13AM Fol. Day 4:46PM 4:17AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (12% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Moon underfoot just before a slight shift in the weather will mean a better bite in our Edge Hour.
BEST OF THE BEST. Bassmaster ranks the top 25 bass lakes in the central U.S. as part of its 100 best bass lakes series. While no ND lakes make the list, three in Minnesota do. Top picks by our standards in ND would be Nelson for largemouths and Spiritwood for smallies.
TOTALLY FAIR. The NDG&F will be hosting its annual conservation and outdoor skills park at the state fair in Minot, July 19-27. From archery and pellet guns to fishing and learning about the state’s wildlife, there’s much to do in the area and the activities are all free!
CHECK IT. Stormwater discharges can draw fish in to feed. After any rain along a river, or even in those areas where gullies funnel water into lakes, check the deltas around culverts, draws and creeks to find fish following the food web.