BACK TO IT. It’s Monday again and we’ve got a slog through some cold weather but good news is on the horizon, despite a dusting of snow on the ground. In the meantime we take a stab at vulnerable state records, the growing regional trend of out-of-state closures for hunters and anglers and a look at the light at the end of the tunnel.
Featured Photo: CROWING. Listen in the morning as crowing pheasants turn it up a notch in the breeding season. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 4/13 – Chilly – Hi 30, Lo 20, Wind NW 18, G29.
Tomorrow: Tue 4/14 – Calmer – Hi 35, Lo 18, Wind NW@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:25AM 11:00AM 6:43AM 7:11PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (65% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00PM. Moon underfoot with approaching sunset will help in an otherwise challenging Edge Hour.
RECORD REMINDER. Will the ND record walleye fall this spring? We know there are HUGE fish out there. What other records could fall? It’s tough to think a 2 lb 13 oz bluegill, 49 inch northern, or a sauger over 8-12 will be caught – but stranger things have happened!
MONTANA CUTS NR SEASONS. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and orders to quarantine for anyone entering Montana, the Fish Wildlife and Parks Department has cancelled the state’s spring non-resident turkey and bear seasons this spring. Similar orders are in place throughout the west, including Oregon.
SLOW CLIMB. Up, up, up it goes! We know there’ll be some struggle to get through this week but early indications show a great weekend to come. Keep those fingers crossed as we push our way through the thirties and forties this week toward a weekend of possible 60s!