THE FIRST. Happy first day of spring! Well, effective 10:50pm today (Thu. 3/19) anyhow! We’ve got great views, great reads and a look at your weekend fishing conditions in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: DAMP. A rooster pheasant hangs out under the canopy on a damp Wednesday morning near Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 3/19 – Northerlies – Hi 20, Lo 17, Wind N@25, G35
Tomorrow: Fri 3/20 – Calming – Hi 22, Lo 7, Wind
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:05AM 3:08PM 10:34AM 10:59PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (19% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:30-3:30PM. Moonset will help in a windy afternoon setting for your Edge Hour.
NOW SCREENING. Ducks Unlimited celebrates their sixth year of DU Films. These pieces reflect on the work of the organization, the habitat and the waterfowl and all of the organization’s volunteers around the country.
PAINT IT BLACK. Ever wonder why crappies get so dark in the spring? Check out this DEO info article on the spawn and conditions that trigger a shift in coloration for specks in the coming months.
SLOW WARM. Temperatures will improve throughout the weekend, leading to a nice warm-up to start next week. While there may be some chance for precip, it’ll likely bookend the three-day stretch and shouldn’t mess with your fishing efforts much.