BRING THE WARMTH! We get out of the trough and start moving up the slope with temperatures headed into the 50s on southwest breezes to get your spring fishing back on track. Things should feel more springy again in the coming week or so as well. We cover that forecast, updates on NDG&F meetings an a fun deer hunting project for all you tree stand users in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: FREEDOM! Ice is coming off and lakes around the region are starting to open, just in time for a good stretch of spring fishing weather. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 4/17 – Warming – Hi 55, Lo 25, Wind SW@13, G23
Tomorrow: Sat 4/18 – Wind Shift – Hi 50, Lo 33, Wind NW@13, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:13AM 3:07PM 10:06AM 10:28PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (26% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:30-3:30PM. Moonset will bring the magic as warmer temps help you get out on the water in our Edge Hour.
GET LIVE. The NDG&F Dept. will be livestreaming its upcoming spring advisory meetings, combining district events into two sessions. The first meeting covering western North Dakota will be on Mon. Apr. 27 at 7pm, and the second covering the eastern portion of the state will be on Tue. Apr. 28 at 7pm. Log on to gf.nd.gov for more info and the meetings on those dates.
SHADOWY FIGURE. The QDMA archives produce a fun spring and summer project for the manually gifted with the discussion of “Shadow Man.” Not some spooky urban legend, the silhouette helps normalize deer to a figure in a treestand and provides a windbreak and screen as well for elevated hunters.
HEY, HAPPY FRIDAY! You made it through this (hopefully last) chilly April week! Good conditions are coming for fishing, turkey hunting and just enjoying the outdoors. Take some time for YOU this weekend, get out there and get right with nature while we all push through this challenging stretch, made easier by some better weather in the back half of the month.