CUTTING INTO IT. Things continue to beige up on the landscape as snow melts away in what is starting out as a mild March. We’ve got an update on snow cover, new boating regs to the west and how to add some color to your creations in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: COLORATION. A selection of permanent markers is a great add to a fly tying desk. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 3/3 – Melt On – Hi 42, Lo 30, Wind WNW@10
Tomorrow Wed 3/4 – More Melty – Hi 48, Lo 32, Wind SW@14, G24
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:48AM 2:50AM 7:48PM 7:21AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (60% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Sunset and moon overhead again give you the advantage in today’s Edge Hour.
WATCH IT GO! Western ND is nearly clear of snow as temperatures in the mid-50s melted much of what remained of the ground cover this weekend. East of the Missouri, the pack remains and this week’s above-average temperatures should cut into that.
BORDER CROSSING. The Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks advises non-resident boaters that new fee schedules and regulations are in place to prevent the spread of aquatic invasives. The good news is that fees are reduced from 2019 for visiting boaters.
COLOR IT UP. For adding colors to flies, jigs and streamers or tacking on stripes or speckles, a rainbow-pack of Sharpie markers makes a great addition to a fly desk or lure making station. In a pinch they can turn standard pheasant tail fibers into any color for quick variants on flies. Just keep them out of your toddler’s hands!