OUT LIKE A LAMB! Superb spring conditions take hold with temperatures near 60 today and tomorrow, allowing folks to get outdoors for spring snow goose hunting and the first openwater options of the year. We cover what’s new for angling in North Dakota along with a helpful hand tool as we wave goodbye to the state’s snowcover in today’s Outdoors Roundup!
Featured Photo: DEO’s AJ Simonson shows off a nice crappie from Nelson Lake. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 3/28 – Decent – Hi 56, Lo 52, Wind N@11, G20
Tomorrow: Sun 3/29 – Continued Nice – Hi 56, Lo 32, Wind L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:39AM Fol. Day 5:02PM 4:40AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (15% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Sunrise with the lightest winds of the day will start your Saturday off strong in our Edge Hour.
COMING ATTRACTIONS. The NDG&F Dept. has the first of its four spring fishing previews covering the northwest and south central districts along with the Missouri River system. Check out this week’s Outdoors Online webcast for more on what to expect in the coming weeks.
SPLIT IT. A split ring pliers makes life easier on the boat and at the vise. Picking up a fine-tipped model will help with small and big rings alike, so whether you’re changing out a bum crankbait hook, or swapping in a dressed treble, a high quality tool will make short work of it.
GOING, GOING… Snowpack remains in the eastern third of North Dakota, but this weekend’s high temperatures and light breezes should help take care of much of the remaining ground cover. Watch for piles to fade from the James River Valley over to the Red River Valley in the next few days