Emerging Trends for Bass

By Nick Simonson Spring brings with it regrowth of vegetation both on land and in the water.  While the former in the appearance of light green leaves bursting from buds gives us a sign that the season has finally arrived, the latter provides a signal as to where fish will be and exactly the places…

Daily Edge 5/26 – Midway

IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU.  We’re here at the midpoint of the holiday weekend and while the weather is mixed, the times should be good.  We cover boating safety, smelly baits and another seasonal midpoint in today’s Outdoors Roundup Featured Photo: An angler battles a fish in a creek outflow at sunset.  Simonson Photo.  …

Daily Edge – Three’s Company

SOME SUN!  Saturday starts the three-day holiday weekend off right with near ideal conditions for time on the water as sun, highs near seventy and light winds make things pleasant.  We cover walleyes, some great duct tape life hacks and how to make your lures really spin in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: A hazy…

Daily Edge 5/24 – Just Ducky

DUCK DAYS.  Another wet day today will benefit the ducks in our region as we eye the holiday weekend for fishing, fun and family.  We check out tips for boat launching this busy weekend, look at where DEO will be next week and cast a glance toward hunting season in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:…

Our Outdoors: Positively

By Nick Simonson As I staked out the long-term forecast and searched for some bright spot in the near future – hopefully for the upcoming holiday weekend – I caught a fragment of the interview with David Letterman that was going on in the background noise of the television morning show, in which he and…

Daily Edge 5/23 – Forecast, Float & Fish in Dirty Water

DAM!  We’ll shake loose from the rain for a day, and with relatively light winds things should be manageable on the water, but we’ll need to get through one more dousing tomorrow before we’re (mostly) clear of this week’s precip problems. We look ahead to the long range for conditions, talk life jackets and how…

Daily Edge 5/22 – Fishing, Boards & Nesting

WET, BLANKETS.  More precip is on the way and chilly temps today too as we muddle through another round of rain.  We go around the horn in today’s Outdoors Roundup with requests for board members from BHA, free fishing in ND and a look at pheasant nesting conditions. Featured Photo: WILL IT? A willet pauses…

Daily Edge 5/21 – Toe the Line

SLICK. It’s tough to beat a brand new spool of line on a reel.  The hope and feel that it’ll take the next big fish and make a minnow out of it is a great sensation.  Things will be a bit slicker with the rain coming through tonight and tomorrow, so we keep our eyes…

Daily Edge 5/20 – Summer Watch, CTL Wrap & Wet Landing

DRY DAY. Our one-day reprieve from the rain will be welcome, but we’ll struggle to touch sixty before the next round of precipitation douses the region.  We continue to look ahead to the holiday weekend, a wrap on the CTL season, and an amazing bass landing in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:  GOOD GRIP….

Daily Edge 5/19 – CRP Sign-Up & Butterfly Beer

CONSERVATION CUT.  Continuous CRP sign-up is on the horizon and the impact of conservation is clear beyond birds and deer, as we talk about a pollinator helping produce beer as part of today’s Outdoor Update.   Featured Photo: ROOSTER ROLL. A rooster pheasant works his way to a line of pines in the green spring…

Slip Float Setups

By Nick Simonson The problem with the clip-on red-and-white bobber is that it is synonymous with nearly every image of fishing held by the general public, when there is a much more effective float setup that accounts for more, bigger and certainly more varied species of fish. However, instead of focusing on the limiting factors…

Daily Edge 5/18 – Stay Safe

SATURDAY SOAKER.  Today will be a washout as up to an inch of rain will fall across the region, in the meantime, plan for safe fishing with tips in our Outdoor Update. Featured Photo: Rough Water.   Wear a life jacket, stay in contact and let family or neighbors know where you’re fishing on each trip….