HEATING UP. We maintain highs in the 70s this week with good conditions heading into a weekend warm-up. Along with a more stable scenario we’ve got word on how all those great platforms get made to help you launch your boat on ND waters, a look at drought conditions sneaking back into the state’s southwestern corner and some pond baits to try out for bass in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: BURN IT. A spinnerbait is set for a casting adventure. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 5/27 – Great Conditions – Hi 78, Lo 56, Wind NW@11, G21
Tomorrow: Thu 5/28 – Getting Gusty – Hi 70, Lo 50, Wind NW!18, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:11AM 1:18AM 6:10PM 5:42AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (22% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30AM. Get out early for a pre-work bite powered by moon underfoot and sunrise with calm conditions in our Edge Hour.
ROCK THE DOCKS! NDSCS and the NDG&F have teamed up to help create courtesy docks for accessing the state’s many fishing waters. Through the growing skills of students in the welding courses at the college, anglers have an easier time getting on fish. Learn more in the NDG&F’s latest installment of the North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
A LITTLE DRY. Hunters and farmers are watching for water, particularly in the southwest as drought conditions begin to creep back onto the landscape. This week’s US Drought Monitor now shows a pocket of moderate drought from the Missouri River to the Montana Line as we head into the heart of the pheasant nesting season.
FUN PHOTOS. Bass Pro Micah Frazier and his favorite pond baits are the focus of a B.A.S.S. photo journalism piece at bassmaster.com. Check out the great action and the three baits for small waters he chooses and some suggestions for small water angling near you.