Winds come up out of the northwest today, but we’ll touch 80 as things stay seasonal. We’ve got bad news on the ANS front as another ND lake is discovered to have zebra mussels. We cover that, swim jig secrets and a leap forward for an endangered amphibian in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: DEO’s Nick Simonson hoists up a 17-inch largemouth coming on a swim jig. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 7/9 – Cooler – Hi 80, Lo 60, Wind NW@17, G28
Tomorrow: Fri 7/10 – Nice – Hi 85, Lo 58, Wind SE @10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:12AM 10:35AM 5:19AM 5:41PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (81% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00PM. Moon underfoot will bolster the bite in today’s Edge Hour.
ANS SPREAD. The NDG&F Dept. reports that zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake LaMoure in southeastern North Dakota. The lake, which drains into the James River, is now a class 1 infested water as is the river below it, according to the agency.
GOING SWIMMING. Bassmaster’s 1-minute angler shares tips on rigging trailers for and effectively fishing swim jigs, one of bass angling’s newest and fastest growing reaction bait presentations over the past decade or so.
SWEET RELEASE. The US Fish & Wildlife Service details the release of 115 captive-reared foothill yellow-legged frogs as part of a novel effort to re-establish the struggling species in its native habitat. The project provided scientists and biologists with a precedent for future rearing and restocking efforts of amphibians.