TAKE IT IN! Today is a pick of the week kind of day with temperatures warming into the 60s during this cooler stretch and light winds fostering any kind of outdoor activity you want to take on! We’ve got an under-the-radar update on the upcoming deer license lottery, tips for stocked trout hitting area waters and a look at a challenging weekend in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: SPIN TO WIN. Heavier spinners like this Mepps Aglia cast far and hook trout this time of year.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 5/6 – Nicest of Week – Hi 62, Lo 36, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Thu 5/7 – Cool & Cloudy – Hi 56, Lo 41, Wind E@14, G21
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:13PM 6:15AM 12:40AM 1:07PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Finish out strong with moonrise and sunset with glorious evening conditions in our Edge Hour.
DEER TAG INFO. The NDG&F has released a tentative deer license tally for the 2020 seasons. Approximately 69,900 firearms and muzzleloader tags will be made available to the state’s hunters this fall. With this info, we anticipate the lottery opening up shortly and the application deadline is tentatively posted as June 3.
CASTING. For stocked spring trout, small spinners and spoons will connect with aggressive fish heading into lakes throughout North Dakota. Any light-to-medium action rod will work, and consider adding a stretch of fluorocarbon leader if superline is on the spool to help with clear waters. Our favorites are anything around 2 inches in length and heavy enough to cast and cover water.
FORECASTING. Enjoy the week with today and Friday being your best bet to get out on the water. Saturday and Sunday are looking damp and cold, with conditions suitable only for the most stalwart anglers as rain rolls in and things get a bit chilly overnight into Sunday.