AWESOME. Grab today and run with it as calm and temperate conditions take hold before gusts rise again. We’ve got all the numbers on that plus a scary forecast, how to give fish the slip and what NWF has for getting people back to work. That’s all part of today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: CALM. Watch for light winds to make your evening on the water great! Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 4/29 – Dandy Day – Hi 66, Lo 40, Wind N@6
Tomorrow: Thu 4/30 – April Out – Hi 74, Lo 42, Wind SE@15, 25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:13AM 2:31AM 7:19PM 6:51AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (36% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00PM. Moon overhead will provide a bump in a near-perfect fishing evening during our Edge Hour.
MAY MESS? Early runs are showing a rain/snow event early next week and models are suggesting up to five inches of the white stuff. You know the rule in ND: “You’re never safe from snow until after Memorial Day!”
GIVE THE SLIP. Whether it’s a walking sinker, an egg sinker or a lay-flat teardrop, having a slip sinker keep bait in place is valuable for species like sturgeon, catfish and even walleyes. Allowing the line to slink through the hole in the weight lets the fish take the offering more naturally without much resistance. Keep a finger on the rod or watch the tip for a bite.
POLICY PROPOSED. The National Wildlife Federation proposes its Natural Climate Solutions for Federal consideration. The program also touts a mechanism to get people back to work via the projects in the position piece.