HIGH THERE. The week’s hottest temperatures arrive today before moderating into the mid-80s this weekend. Despite the heat, we see some improvements in the drought monitor, check in on a popular winter pursuit, and get a tackle tip on adding split rings for better cranking in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: GROWING. A young 3×3 whitetail buck in velvet gets caught on trail camera. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 8/9 – Hot – Hi 91, Lo 67, Wind SE to NW@10, G18
Tomorrow: Sat 8/10 – Warm & Calm – Hi 86, Lo 60, Wind S@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:18PM 10:30AM 4:39AM 5:00PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (86% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30-5:30PM. Moon underfoot will start your evening off right with a bite in our Edge Hour.
HEED THE CALL. The NDG&F has an early look at furbearer seasons in the state of North Dakota. With only minor changes over last year, hunters and trappers can expect much the same in terms of seasons and regulations.
SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT. The UNL Drought monitor shows slight improvement in the state in terms of dry conditions, while moderate drought persists in the south central stretch of ND. In comparison to the nation, things aren’t too bad as severe drought plagues much of the western half of the country.
TAKE TWO. BASS Pro Austin Felix talks about how adding a second split ring on the treble hooks of his favorite crankbaits helps increase his landing percentage. Taking away some of the physical leverage from a thrashing bass, the inexpensive modification may be worth a try.