Daily Edge 7/19 – Slammin’ Salmon

FLASHY.  Another night of thunder and lightning added some flash to the sky in the early morning hours, bringing with it a bit of a cool down for the weekend.  We check that out and get psyched for some salmon fishing in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:  BLING!  Flashers are ready to go for…

Daily Edge 7/18 – Tip Tips, Break In & Sightlines

DRY OUT DAY. With westerly winds picking up, last night’s rain and rumbles will be blown eastward and things will begin to dry out. We’ve got the tips for fixing tips and getting ready for autumn with your late-summer hunting prep in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: SIDE PROFILE.  A buck in velvet strikes a…

ND Outdoors: Big Lakes Fuel Walleye Stock

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Outreach Biologist   As much as North Dakotans enjoy their home-grown local fisheries, the statistics show the big waters of Devils Lake, Sakakawea, Oahe and the Missouri River outweigh the others when it comes to number of anglers, fishing trips and hours of angling.   But the importance of these big…

Daily Edge 7/17 – Fishing & Boat Tips

HOOKED ON SUMMER.  After last night’s rains move out, things will warm up into yet another ideal summer day with light winds and temps in the mid-80s.  Take advantage of those conditions by getting on the water and using today’s tips in our Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo: UP TOP. The placement of a knot matters…

Daily Edge 7/16 – Summer Potpourri

UNSTEADY.  Some instability builds in today and tomorrow as a chance for rain lingers with the heat and humidity which have settled in.  The July full moon will keep the bite going into the weekend, and the weather should still be nice. We check out where the wind is blowing, along with tips for bass…

ND Sharpie Counts Up, Ruffies Down

NDG&F Dept. Release North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game biologists have summarized the spring survey results for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and sage grouse. Statistics from the spring sharp-tailed grouse census indicate a 9 percent increase in the number of male grouse counted compared to last year. Statewide, 2,267 sharptails were observed on…

Daily Edge 7/15 – Summer Tips & Sights

LIGHTNING.  After a few rumbles of thunder in the evening and overnight, generated by yesterday’s heat, we jump back up for more warmth today. While we do, we lay out some summer time tips for better fish, better fishing and some natural lights (not the beer) in our Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo: Light’s Out.  A…

Now’s the Time

By Nick Simonson Everything moves faster in summer.  Kids on bikes zip down the hill in front of my house with lightning speed.  The days, despite being longer, disappear into the blur of humidity and haze of a hot day, filled with activity that barely allows a second to catch a deep breath of sweet…

Daily Edge 7/14 – Warm Continues

SOME LIKE IT HOT.  The temperatures stay high today as things plateau into a great week for those in the outdoors.  From fishing to hunting prep you’ve got conditions to keep you outdoors.  We take on those topics and more in our Outdoors Roundup to wrap the weekend.   Featured Photo: Dog Days.  A kayaker paddles…

Daily Edge 7/13 – Smooth Sailing

CALM BEFORE THE…CALM?  Things are looking great this Super Saturday as a gorgeous day rolls out on the water, and the next week looks to put summer in full swing with almost ideal conditions every day, save for a chance at some storms due to the heat.  We cover that, a big shooting sports event…

Crappies in the Trees

By Nick Simonson   If a tree falls in the water, and no one is around to hear it, it really doesn’t matter if it makes a sound, because it’s likely you’ll find crappies near it.  Fallen trees, those that wash downstream, or those that pile up make great summertime crappie haunts and exploring them…

Daily Edge 7/12 – Pike Picks

OH WOW!  A great weekend is on tap, starting today.  If there were ever a three-day stretch reserved for perfect summer fishing, this would be it. As we get ready, we sift through the shoreline sand of the internet to find some legendary pike stories, pics and videos in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  DEO’s…