Daily Edge for Sun. 2/2 – Groundhog Day

TOOLING AROUND.  We’re enjoying the warmth and checking in on our tackle, gear and of course tools at mid-ice.  We’ve got a best of the shack list for you and your on-ice adventures today as part of our Outdoors Roundup to make sure you have the gear you need on ice – and much of it transfers to openwater usage too!

Featured Photo:  The sun rises through morning haze. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today:  Sun 2/2 – Shadow? – Hi 38, Lo 33, Wind NW@15, G25
Tomorrow: Mon 2/3 – Cooling – Hi 24, Lo 19, Wind N@9

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset
8:06AM        5:47PM

Moonrise         Moonset        Overhead     Underfoot
12:09PM         1:48AM           7:26PM            7:03AM

Moon Phase:  First Quarter


EDGE HOUR:   7:00-8:00PM.  Close out the weekend with moon overhead and calmer conditions for a night ice bite in our Edge Hour.



Having a small toolbox with the blades, cutters and gear you need for the ice is essential for a safe and enjoyable trip in case something goes akilter.  Stash it all in a waterproof box and store it with your tackle. Here’s what we’ve got on our checklist:

(_) Knife – for cutting
(_) Scissors – option #2 for cutting
(_) Pliers with Cutter – for on-ice emergency projects
(_) Line Nipper – makes clean work of line and cables
(_) Mini flashlight – when all else fails, have a backup light
(_) Electrician’s/Duct Tape – for patching and for connections
(_) Replacement Connectors for Sonar – just in case
(_) Paracord – for securing tarps and tie-downs and a million other things.


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