FLASHY. Another night of thunder and lightning added some flash to the sky in the early morning hours, bringing with it a bit of a cool down for the weekend. We check that out and get psyched for some salmon fishing in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: BLING! Flashers are ready to go for a salmon trip as prime trolling time approaches on Lake Sakakawea. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 7/19 – Temperate – Hi 80, Lo 60, Wind WNW@8
Tomorrow: Sat 7/20 – Not shabby – Hi 79, Lo 60, Wind NW@10, G18
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:21PM 8:42AM 3:44AM 4:07PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (93% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Start the weekend early, sneak out and kick off a good fishing trip with moon underfoot in today’s Edge Hour.
SALMON REPORT. The NDG&F Dept. shares a bit of the history of salmon in Lake Sakakawea in this week’s webcast and where things are at this year with the fish and their forage. With 550,000 kings stocked this spring, the next few years should be good.
THE KING (of ND). The record for largest chinook salmon caught in ND has stood for more than 33 years, with a 41-inch, 31lb 2oz fish caught by Thomas Schwartz of Beulah in the Garrison Tailrace.
AROUND THE WORLD. The world record chinook salmon by hook and line belongs to Les Anderson, with a fish that went 97 pounds 4 ounces on the Kenai River in 1985. Commercial catches have recorded kings of more than 120 pounds and nearly 5 feet in length!