HEY SUNSHINE! While we may lose some of our rays today with clouds and storms rolling in on the breezes for the afternoon and evening, we take heart in the good stretch we’ve had and more to come after the upcoming bumpy ride. We check out the weekend weather, deep fishing thoughts and amphibians in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A doe is backlit by the light of the rising sun. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 8/9 – Evening Thunder – Hi 85, Lo 60, Wind S@11, G24, .6” Rain
Tomorrow: Sat 8/10 – Mixed Results – Hi 81, Lo 65, Wind L&V . 2″ Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:51PM 1:29AM 9:31PM 9:05AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (71% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:30-9:30AM. Extend the morning bite with moon underfoot ahead of the weather shift in today’s Edge Hour.
SEND IN THE CLOUDS. Rumbles of thunder will persist through Saturday morning and show up again Saturday night into Sunday. From there, instability will continue through the early portion of next week before things stabilize. Pack the rain gear for those weekend fishing trips.
SO SHALLOW. The NDG&F reminds anglers that fish caught from deep water can suffer barotrauma and will likely die if released this time of year. If practicing catch-and-release, focus on shallow waters where fish won’t have to deal with a sudden shift in their swim bladder, and can be released with less chance of mortality.
EMERGENT. Watch for emerging frogs, salamanders and toads this time of year and identify amphibians and reptiles in your area with this great guide from the G&F. Help kids identify these species and connect with nature through some of its coolest creatures.