STILL, NOT BAD. Light winds will be notable today and tomorrow and temps in the mid-20s area ideal for ice fishing, so get out there and find those fish under thicker ice and pleasant conditions. Take a second to enjoy this recent improvement and get on the ice or in the field as we take a look at some second-fiddles on the fishing scene in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: WHO’S A SECOND FIDDLE? Green sunfish can provide a lot of fun on light tackle or the fly rod, especially when they get BIG! Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu – Cool Off – Hi 24, Lo 19, Wind N@5
Tomorrow: Fri – Nice for Ice – Hi 23, Lo 13, Wind L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:39AM 4:21PM 11:59AM —-
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (2% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. Moonrise and sunrise begin to align in today’s Edge Hour with light winds and relatively mild wake-up temps.
I SAU THAT. The sauger is the second fiddle to the more-pursued walleye, found in similar stretches to and usually smaller in stature than ol’ marble eyes. The ND State record is 8 pounds 12 ounces which is also the IGFA all-tackle world record caught by Mike Fischer in 1971 from Lake Sakakawea.
TURNING GREEN. Not nearly as popular as the bluegill, the voracious green sunfish is often found cohabitating with them. Noted by its greener colors and larger mouth, the species can take over small waters quickly but provides fast action and a good fight.
WHITE OUT. While not as heralded as largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, the white bass (not even all that closely related) is the third-thought-of bass in North Dakota. What it lacks in the size and sport of the headliners, it often makes up for in numbers, as good populations of nice-sized (18-inch-plus) fish reside in Devils Lake and Lake Ashtabula.