COOL IT. A shift in the winds and the weather won’t let highs get much above 70 today with some strong northwesterlies blowing in a bit of a chill. We’ve got the reads to get you to the warmer weekend with boat launch guidance, some balance for summer deer scouting and how to find the summer’s biggest bass in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A rooster strolls under the morning sun near Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 6/18 – Cooler – Hi 70, Lo 60, Wind NW@18, G28
Tomorrow: Fri 6/19 – Mixed – Hi 75, Lo 45, Wind W@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:15AM 7:13PM 11:38AM Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (8% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00PM. Winds lessen in the evening and moonset will help with a recovery bite in our Edge Hour.
3-2-1 LAUNCH. The NDG&F Dept. advises anglers and boaters to be patient and prepared at boat launches as we head into summer and the upcoming July 4 holiday. With heightened traffic going onto and coming off lakes this time of year, it helps to be ready and right-minded.
FOR & AGAINST. QDMA takes a look at the pros and cons of summer deer scouting, and how much of an impact it can have on the fall hunt and what doesn’t carry over to opening day of the archery season.
LOOKIN’ FOR LUNKERS. Bassmaster.com provides hot information on where to find big summer bass and what lures to use. From cranks to plastics, tips and tactics abound to get on more bucketmouths as the waters warm.