Daily Edge for Sun. 5/31 – Windy Weekend

GETTING GUSTY.  Winds will be strong out of the southeast all day, putting some bump in your ride to and from the boat ramp, unless you stay on the south side of the lake!  While you duck the wind we’ve got updates from area wildlife agencies to keep you in the know as we say…

The Big Pause

By Nick Simonson   A raised eyebrow, a nod, a frown, a crossing of the arms; these silent cues often speak volumes more than any run-on sentence or flamboyant pounding-of-the-table speech ever could and deliver a message with an efficiency that connects with people on a primal level.  Silence often is golden and stillness many…

Daily Edge for Sat. 5/30 – All Around Awesome

SUPERB SATURDAY.  Great conditions will set up today and a light walleye chop will develop by afternoon under mostly sunny skies.  We’ve got more on next weekend’s free fishing, a new head for Ducks Unlimited and a celebration at RMEF, all in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  BLUE FLASH.  Sunny days mean sparkle baits.  Try…

Taxidermy Tips for Big Fish

By Nick Simonson   While it’s the hope of every angler to catch a fish worthy of the wall, whether via a replica or skin mount, the opportunity may not come along very often.  When it does, however, anglers should be prepared with a few easy steps and a couple of simple tools to make…

Daily Edge for Thu. 5/28 – Free AC

WAITING FOR WARMTH.  We struggle to hit 70 through the next couple of days, with hopes of a warm-up on Sunday afternoon, though conditions will remain generally calm and pleasant.  In addition to your weekend fishing forecast we’ve got views from a new hunter and a trap event for young shooters coming up in our…

Our Outdoors: Seeing Spots

By Nick Simonson   There’s a compromise reached in every relationship. My wife loves to cruise on the open water and I love to fish, so much so that the idea of being on a boat without a rod in hand is what I imagine hell must be like.  So while I manned the helm…

Daily Edge for Thu 5/27 – A Bit Jumpy

GET IT STARTED.  We’re already eyeing up the weekend and thinking fishing as temperatures dip down a bit.  Speaking of eyes, the National Walleye Trail kicks off today in South Dakota.  We’ve got more on that, how not to lose a jumping fish and another friendly deer reminder in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  GO…

ANS Rules Help Control Risk to ND Waters

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept.   I wasn’t surprised when health officials reported recently that North Dakota residents were mostly complying with social distancing guidelines. We’ve got a pretty good track record when it comes to doing what we can to protect ourselves.   The same could be said for anglers and boaters complying with…

Daily Edge for Wed. 5/27 –

HEATING UP.  We maintain highs in the 70s this week with good conditions heading into a weekend warm-up. Along with a more stable scenario we’ve got word on how all those great platforms get made to help you launch your boat on ND waters, a look at drought conditions sneaking back into the state’s southwestern…

Daily Edge for Tue. 5/26 – Movin’ On

BACK ON TRACK.  We’ll warm up today after Sunday’s front and Monday’s struggle to break out of the sixties, setting us up for a week in the 70s with a predicted warm spike for the weekend! We’ve got the forecast for today and the future along with upcoming archery excitement and a friendly reminder to…

Daily Edge for Mon. 5/25 – In Memoriam

HEADED BACK UP.  While things will be post frontal for the end of your beginning of summer, we’ll see improvement throughout the week for time on the water.  We take a look at what you can do to prevent the spread of ANS, North Dakota-based studies on waterfowl nesting and grazing, and a view of…

Daily Edge for Sun. 5/24 – Better Backhalf

RAINY ROUND THE REGION.  While rain will be the story for the top half of your Sunday, we’ve got the moves from the regional wildlife agencies that are making headlines in regard to walleyes, elk and turkeys in the tri-state area.  So pour that cup of coffee, click a link and get up to speed…