FALL PERFECTION. A rare calm autumn day greets hunters and anglers looking to get a good one in the books as winds drop off after overnight rain and snow. Expect increasing sun throughout the day as we get to it in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Take advantage of great conditions for fishing, hunting or anything outdoors. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 10/3 – Calm & Dry – Hi 49, Lo 34, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Fri 10/4 – Wind & Warmer – Hi 60, Lo 44, Wind S@18, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:37PM 10:40PM 6:11PM 5:44AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (28% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Moon overhead and calm conditions, along with the cooler temps should spur deer movement, so be on stand for today’s Edge Hour.
BOOK IT! The NDG&F details in this week’s web short the publication of a new book – The Duck Factory – with help from a literal who’s who of waterfowl experts in the state as authors and contributors. The book can be ordered online through the department’s website.
BANK IT! Steep banks often signify an adjacent channel edge in both rivers and reservoirs. There may be a shallow flat from where some of the edge material has sloughed off into the water as well, providing a transition area worth exploring in fall, as fish move up and down with the weather. Find these spots and a good shot at transitioning fish this season.
BREAK IT! Looking for a record to break? There’s a few that could fall next year, especially with big walleyes coming out of the Missouri River, huge largemouths still roaming Nelson, and a number of lakes including Ashtabula boasting big smallies. Pick one on the state record list and go after it next season!