BEST OF THE YEAR. The back half of your weekend will be the best day of 2020 thus far in terms of conditions (we joke it’s because they’ve postponed the start of the high school clay target league, and this Sunday would’ve been opening day!) At any rate, get out there and enjoy it! We’ve got social distancing suggestions from the G&F, CRP totals and a reminder that nothing (especially nice weather) lasts forever in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: WAITING ON GREEN. A spring rooster inspects a stand of greening spring vegetation. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 3/29 – Continued Nice – Hi 56, Lo 32, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Mon 3/30 – Southerlies – Hi 60, Lo 35, Wind S@17, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:08AM 12:37AM 5:50PM 5:26AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (22% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:45-10:45AM. Moonrise will provide a nice bump with a mid-morning bite as things start to warm up in our Edge Hour.
AT A DISTANCE. The NDG&F Dept. reminds anglers to stay at least one rod length away from each other this spring in combat fishing areas such as Channel A on Devils Lake and Ueland Dam on the Sheyenne River system. That’s probably good advice too when we’re not dealing with a pandemic too.
CRP TOTALS IN. Pheasants Forever reports that 3.4 Million acres of CRP were accepted as part of this winter’s sign-up period. Far below the 7 to 8 Million acres which were available, it is likely with pending economic challenges that the balance may be more attractive in the coming years under the annual sign-ups.
ENJOY IT! Our super stretch of weather continues into early next week, but watch for a shift in the pattern to take us into below-average temperature territory by Tuesday night. High winds and chilly conditions will take hold Wednesday with a chance for light snow.