BOOSTED. We’re stealing spring back from Ol’ Man Winter with a continuous climb toward a warmer weekend. We’ve got more on what to expect for your end-of-week outdoor activities plus fisheries news from the NDG&F and more on the expanded access to Federal Lands coming in 2020 from the US FWS in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Spring Thoughts. A fawn bounds through the grasses of early June. Keep thinking spring!. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 4/16 – Blustery – Hi 42, Lo 22, Wind NW@13, G23
Tomorrow: Fri 4/17 – Warming – Hi 55, Lo 25, Wind SW@13, G23
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:43AM 2:02PM 9:20AM 9:43PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (35% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00AM. Moon overhead and warming temperatures will help things along in our Edge Hour.
SPAWN ON. As DEO confirmed with Jerry Weigel of the NDG&F Dept., the fisheries work highlighted in this week’s web short by the agency is ongoing despite the cancelations east of the Red River. Learn more about the great work put in by the biologists to spawn pike and walleyes to the benefit of the North Dakota’s lakes and anglers.
FWS TOUTS EXPANSION. US Fish & Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith touts the expansion of 2.3 million acres in access across the federal land system managed by the service. Under the Hunt/Fish Rule implemented by the agency, hundreds of refuges and other federal lands are being opened to hunting and fishing in the U.S.
LET IT RIDE! Every day is an improvement from here on out as temperatures rise from our early-week bottom which saw single digits in some stretches of the state for lows. While we’ll see the hallmark spring winds gusting, highs in the 50s and 60s will take the edge off of it.