FEELING BETTER. Temperatures rise this week to melt off a fresh blanket of snow and help you get back out there, but some bleak news from the spring fishing front as paddlefish harvest season is canceled. We’ve got more on that and other hot topics in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Spin It! Tie up some walleye spinners as the snow melts today. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 4/4 – Warming – Hi 40, Lo 13, Wind S@20, G30
Tomorrow: Sun 4/5 – Steady – Hi 44, Lo 24, Wind E@11, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:55PM 5:57AM 11:19PM 10:51AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (82% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Temperatures warm late in the day and moonrise will help with the bite in our Edge Hour.
PULLING PADDLEFISH. The NDG&F Dept. has canceled the paddlefish snagging harvest season to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Citing limited fishing areas and anglers often standing close together, along with the fish processing center not open, the season was scrapped.
ICE SAFETY. The Minnesota DNR reminds anglers and explorers around areas of receding ice to be extremely careful this time of year. As ice goes out and cold water seeps in along the shore, and the quality quickly degrades, safety is of the utmost importance.
SNELL IT! Looking to burn off these (hopefully) last snowy days with some lure making? Snell up some spinners. DEO has a quick tutorial and suggestions for making better snell knots on our YouTube channel.