BROKEN RECORD? We’re not talking walleyes or pike either. It seems like the southerly gusts have been with us forever, and they’re going to stick with us into the weekend, but things will stay mostly warm into the long holiday stretch. We’ve got more on that, an update on hunters ed and changes to youth pheasant hunting in South Dakota.
Featured Photo: Youngblood. A juvenile muskie suns in the spring shallows. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 5/20 – Wind Continues – Hi 76, Lo 54, Wind S@23, G 33
Tomorrow: Thu 5/21 – Just Breezy – Hi 77, Lo 59, Wind S@15, G23
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:25AM 7:15PM 12:14PM Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (2% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:45-6:45AM. The lighter winds will be in the morning and moonrise and sunrise align for today’s Edge Hour.
CRAM SESSION. The NDG&F Dept. is offering one last chance for the online hunters education course in time for new sportsmen to get in on the 2020 firearms deer lottery, but it must be completed by May 29. The agency is offering a 25 percent discount on the course which is open to all hunters who will turn 12 before Dec. 31.
CROWING SESSION. A junior high student recently helped bring about significant change to the South Dakota youth pheasant season. The SD Game Fish & Parks has extended the dates of its youth pheasant hunting season from five to nine days ahead of the standard opener thanks in part to the efforts of young Savanah Hendricks.
CALMING SESSION. Looking ahead to the holiday weekend, things appear to be calming down by Friday as southerly winds fade. Sunday will be the off day of the four day stretch with highs in the mid 60s and cooler conditions for your long weekend fishing efforts.