WHAT DAY IS IT? A sudden shift will put the brakes on spring for a few days as things cool off and the wind starts to blow. We’ve got good news on the state’s bighorn sheep populations, cool kayaks and a questionable roll back in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Black Days. A very dark black crappie is ready for the spawn on Nelson Lake. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 4/8 – Blustery – Hi 43, Lo 33, Wind NW@30, G40
Tomorrow: Thu 4/9 – Colder – Hi 40, Lo 25, Wind N@17, G29
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:23PM 7:51AM 2:02AM 2:29PM
Moon Phase: Full Moon
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Sunrise and moonset with the lightest winds of the day will be your best bet before things get gusty after our Edge Hour.
BIGHORNS UP. The NDG&F Dept. reports that bighorn sheep populations are up throughout the western portion of the state after the agency’s March surveys. The impact of bacterial pneumonia has decreased significantly throughout the herd, helping with survival statistics.
ON THE WATER. B.A.S.S. has all the highlights from its recent kayak tournament on Lake Fork. To see bucketmouth fishing from a different angle and some truly tricked-out kayaks, visit the organization’s Bass Nation page.
FORECAST: SMOGGY? The Trump Administration’s planned roll-back of fuel efficiency and automotive pollution standards would likely have immediate negative effects on air and water quality and the health of wildlife and people, according to the National Wildlife Federation.