LAST DAY! You’ve reached the last full day of winter, congratulations! Shake off your green beer hangover and get caught up on moving light geese, more CWD concerns to the east and whether or not to add a drop or spray of attractant to your lure as waters open up. All that and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: The waning crescent moon rises just ahead of dawn. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 3/18 – Slight Mix – Hi 35, Lo 29, NE@11
Tomorrow: Thu 3/19 – Northerlies – Hi 23, Lo 19, Wind N@21, G32
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:24AM 2:06PM 9:44AM 10:09PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (29% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM. Light winds and sunrise ahead of the precipitation will make the start of your day the Edge Hour.
SNOWS MOVING. Reports of snow geese moving into North Dakota and South Dakota continue to mount on the DU Migration Tracker. Check out the tallies and information and add your own based on what you’re seeing out there!
NEW CWD IN MN. The MN DNR reports CWD spreading up from the southeast to Dakota County, which comprises the southeastern stretch of the twin cities and outlying suburban areas. Likely containment measures such as carcass transportation restrictions will be put in place.
JUICE IT. Flavored and scented additives are a niche market for anglers. With Berkley Gulp! products gaining popularity over the last decade, the mainstreaming of attractants for angling has grown. While likely most useful for scent-sensitive species like catfish, other environmental cues are likely more important for more aggressive gamefish like walleyes, pike and bass.