GETTING THERE. We’re still waiting on a real spring as conditions muddle around with winds and overcast skies – it better hurry, it’s almost Memorial Day and the unofficial start to summer! We’ve got updates on traditions still rolling with some modifications, a survey season lost and what to expect for your weekend fishing trips in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: EYED UP. The NDG&F walleye spawn continues. Learn about the adaptations below. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 5/14 – Warming – Hi 63, Lo 40, Wind NW@15, G25
Tomorrow: Fri 5/15 – Good Start – Hi 67, Lo 40, Wind SE@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:16AM 12:55PM 8:02AM 8:25PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Moon underfoot with sunset will trigger a late bite in today’s Edge Hour.
SPAWN GOES ON. The North Dakota Game & Fish Department details the spring walleye spawn process as part of this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast. In addition to cold waters and cool weather, employees of the agency have had to adjust to Covid-19 restrictions as well, but still get the job done to keep walleyes going into the state’s waters.
SURVEY STOPS. On the flip side, Ducks Unlimited reports that the US Fish & Wildlife Service and partner agencies have cancelled the spring waterfowl surveys they have conducted since 1955 in light of the pandemic. The agency will use long-term data and information to set duck season limits in 2021-22. 2020 duck season limits will be based on 2019 information.
WEEKEND WATCH. We’ll sputter into Sunday with temps stuck in the mid-60s before things really take off into the 70s and 80s next week. While none of the next three days are a wash-out, watch for Friday and Sunday to be your best bet for outdoors time.