KEEPING WARM. Conditions will facilitate summer angling patterns as things stay stable today and tomorrow with a chance for rain overnight. The trend continues along with a slew of new baits hitting the market and a notice on fishing deep from the NDG&F, all in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: POOR PADS. Lilly Pads show some wear and tear at midsummer. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 7/7 – Rain Late – Hi 85, Lo 63, Wind SE@18, G28
Tomorrow: 7/8 – Westerlies – Hi 82, Lo 65, Wind W@14, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:45PM 8:20AM 3:43AM 4:09PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (94% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Ahead of the weather shift, with moon underfoot, get out for some fishing in our Edge Hour.
FROM THE DEPTHS. The NDG&F Department reminds anglers to consider keeping fish caught in waters over 25 feet, as barotrauma may limit their survival upon release. Rapid ascent through the water column causes the swim bladder to expand and may damage internal organs of fish.
VIRTUAL ICAST. Bassmaster has a look at ninety new baits, colors and offerings being showcased as part of a virtual ICAST, as the event is cancelled this year. From cranks and topwaters to jigs and soft plastics, you can kill a coffee or lunch break just clicking through the biggest baits for the year.
ALL 80s. The forecast through Sunday shows temperatures in the 80s, keeping things warm and summerlike for a stretch. Chances for pop up storms exist, especially on Friday night as highs soar to near 90 and the atmosphere is charged with humidity.