WEEKEND WATCH! Excitement is building for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend and conditions on either end of it should be great for the outdoors. We’ll duck some rain and thunder on Saturday and Sunday, but opportunities on those days will exist, just keep an eye to the sky. We’ve got updates on fishing closures from the NDG&F, thoughts on panic buying from QDMA and what it means to hunters and a look at what’s ahead in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: GILLY. As the water warms, watch for panfish to get active in the shallows, for kids and the kid in all of us. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 5/21 – Just Breezy – Hi 77, Lo 59, Wind S@15, G23
Tomorrow: Fri – 5/22 – Warm! – Hi 80, Lo 60, Wind S@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:47AM 8:20PM 12:58PM 12:36AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Winds fade some and the moon and sun go down triggering a bite in our Edge Hour.
CHANNEL A CLOSED. A popular spring fishing destination has been closed to fishing due to congestion and dangers related to ongoing road construction on Highway 2 near Devils Lake. The NDG&F Department announced the closure of Channel A to anglers to prevent parked cars from obstructing operations on roadwork in the area.
SHELVING FEAR. QDMA makes an interesting point in this blog post, that the pandemic, resulting recession and panic buying that has accompanied both, shows society’s diminished capabilities to fend for itself. Making the tie to hunter recruitment, the post suggests now is the time to reach out and get people connected to the wild and learning how to provide.
BETTER BOOKENDS. Friday and Monday look to be the best days of the long weekend as rain moves in on Saturday and lingers into Sunday. Sunday will be notably cooler with strong northwest breezes, but things will recover into the 70s for your Memorial Day fishing activities.