WEEKEND SPLIT. Saturday will make the melt happen as temps jump into the mid-forties and conditions remain calm for all of your outdoor adventures, providing a great end to February. Sunday’s gusts will be notable as winds roar out of the northwest cooling us down some on the first of march. We’ve got some reminders to get you set for spring in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: SPOOLED. A fresh spool of mono gets an up-close inspection – don’t forget to replace line for spring, as needed. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 2/29 – Leap Day – Hi 44, Lo 26, Wind S@6
Tomorrow: Sun 3/1 – Windy! – Hi 33, Lo 28, Wind NW@25, G35
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:11AM Fol. Day 5:20PM 4:58AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (20% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00PM. Warm, calm conditions with moon overhead in front of sunset will make the end of the day your Edge Hour!
SPRING PREP. With the final day of February upon us, it’s time to take stock of spring gear and get ready for fishing that can fire up at a moment’s notice. Have reels greased and ready to go, taking the time to remove dust and gunk that might have accumulated in storage.
LINE UP. Consider respooling old monofilament that’s been on the reel, as it will coil and kink from being in storage. Inspect superlines to be sure they’re in good shape, not losing color or looking frayed.
IN STOCK. Go through favorite plastics, spinners and other lures and order up what you need for the season now. Use March as your jumping off point to get those last jigs tied up and those crawler harnesses crafted for this summer.