Daily Edge 6/8 – Bugs, Tails & Stopping ANS

READY TO RUMBLE.  Thunderstorms overnight will give way to a cool down today as winds from the north blow in and rain chances persist to start the weekend. Featured Photo:  A May beetle crawls along a deck table after a night of buzzing around. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Sat 6/8 – Cool down…

Spoon & Spinner Tactics for Trout

By Nick Simonson At this point in the year, stocked trout are acclimating to their new homes, and a variety of fishing options can be used to land them.  Stabilized and more educated to their environment – and the anglers surrounding it or boating through it – they may be a bit pickier.  However, as…

Daily Edge 6/7 – Cast, Blast & Access

NEWSWORTHY.  While the winds might take the headlines, some big events are on tap for area waters this windy weekend and an expansion by the federal government is worth a look.  We cover those items and walleye tagging on two popular ND lakes in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  River Bend Barn.  The old red…

Our Outdoors: Bronzeback Flashback

By Nick Simonson   Each bend in the river spilled spring out in front of us and with each moment on the ride through the winding valley, the memories of growing up on the flow and learning much of what I know about fishing came back with them.  Whether it was the rising geese fleeing…

Daily Edge 6/6 – Click, Click, Boom!

BRINGING THE HEAT.  Warm conditions persist through the end of the week before a system settles in for the weekend.  Watch for gusts to rise on Friday, and get your good fishing in today before things shift. We cover photography, bachelor bucks and topwater favorites in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Seeing Double.  You’ll get…

Daily Edge 6/5 – Lottery Deadline & Deer Notes

SUMMERY FEELING.  The warmth continues today with highs in the 80s as summer looks to have settled in permanently!  With the deadline for deer tags looming in ND, we cover all of our bases in regard to the favorite fall pursuit in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Heads Up. A whitetail buck in velvet antlers…

Daily Edge 6/4 – CRP Sign Up & More!

CONSERVATION STATION.   We get into the nitty gritty of conservation as CRP sign-up gets underway and the options for protecting the future generations of wildlife such as pheasants, deer and other species expands.  We cover those items and more in today’s conservation-focused Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: Hillside Hen. A hen pheasant works her way up…

Daily Edge 6/3 – Reader’s Roundup

READ & REVIEW.  Some great lists and tips are circulating around the internet as we hit the heart of the openwater season.  You’ll have perfect weather for casting, along with some easy reading in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:   DEO’s Nick Simonson with a stocker ‘bow caught on a Mepps Aglia. DEO Photo by Einar…

Daily Edge 6/2 – Turtle Talk

SNAP TO IT!  It’s another great fishing day out there with rise and set of the moon and sun lining up.  We address the week to come and some fun turtle facts in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Why did the snapping turtle cross the road?  We didn’t ask.  She looked angry. DEO Photo courtesy…

Go Slow for Soft Plastic Success

By Nick Simonson   As area lakes and flows heat up, fishing action for bass can be fast, but that doesn’t mean a quick presentation always rules a day on the water.  While crankbaits and spinnerbaits may pick up a few fish, the use of soft plastics like tubes, craws and sticks allows for direct…

Daily Edge 6/1 – Duck!

PERFECTION.  June couldn’t start any better than with the fishing conditions you’ll be getting today!  Highs in the 70s, light winds and a new moon rising will make today one to remember.  We get wet and wild with waterfowl surveys and in Our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Profile in Plumage. A mallard strikes a pose…

Phoneless

By Nick Simonson   Somewhere between the black screen report of a low battery drained by the cold morning of fishing, and the loading of the boat with a near limit of walleyes in the livewell at the wind-swept launch an hour or two later, it vanished from the shallow pocket of the borrowed camouflage…