FREAKY FRIDAY. We’ve got details on a genetically modified fish that’s a combination of two aquatic dinosaurs, along with the new record number of fingerlings stocked in ND this season. Additionally, we eye a change in the weather in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: BACKLIT. A doe forages in a maturing wheat field as the sun rises behind her. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 7/24 – Humid – Hi 94, Lo 75, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Sat 7/25 – Muggy – Hi 90, Lo 70, Wind N@11, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:48AM Fol. Day 5:32PM 5:06AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (24% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00AM. Moonrise and cooler temps will finish off a strong morning bite in our Edge Hour.
TAKE STOCK. The NDG&F highlights this summer’s fish stocking efforts around the state, where more than 70,000 pounds of fingerlings. Along with a review of recent work, the weekly webcast delves into the history of the agency’s efforts, now up to 280 lakes being stocked with 16 million young fish in 2020.
INTERNATIONAL ODDITY. CNN reports the creation of a cross between an American paddlefish and a Russian sturgeon by Hungarian research team looking for a solution to a decline in the latter species, overharvested for its roe used in caviar. The “sturddlefish” ends up looking more like a sturgeon, and two variants are held by the group.
COOLDOWN COMING? It’ll be a midweekend split for your outdoor activities as temperatures in the upper 90s give way to a cooldown of sorts setting up for next week. The upper 70s and low 80s take hold on Sunday, bringing some relief after four days of hot and humid weather.