Daily Edge for Fri. Mar. 8

ON TARGET.  While the next snow system has the upper Midwest in its sights, we choose to look ahead and key in on those things that predator fish seek out in their prey and talk about top targets in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  The Eyes Have It.  Spots on lures and plastics help simulate…

Daily Edge for Thu. Mar. 7

FEVERISH. If you don’t have spring fever yet, you don’t have a pulse! We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but next week’s snow storm is looking to tell Saturday’s squall to hold its coffee cup and watch.  Early reads are coming in at 10 inches or more for the region next Wednesday. …

Daily Edge for Wed. Mar. 6

IT’LL FEEL NICE!  With the wind not howling and temperatures in the teens (we’re on a 30-degree watch for Friday!) today and tomorrow will feel like spring.  Don’t get comfortable though, as we haven’t seen the last of Ol’ Man Winter. We address that in the forecast and other near term outdoors events in today’s…

Daily Edge for Tue. Mar. 5

GUSTY.  Winds continue today, though not as strong as Monday’s coat-grabbers. The week stabilizes in the back half and we continue to plug along toward spring.  We keep your mind sharp with money, moon phases and moose, in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Bully!  A young bull moose stakes out a small slough near a…

Daily Edge for Mon. Mar. 4

A KIND OF WARM? This week will bring a steady increase in temperatures which by the end of the week will only be a few degrees below normal for highs.  Let’s consider that an improvement in our slog toward spring! We look ahead at that and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  White Collar….

Daily Edge for Sun. Mar. 3

THE BEST MEDICINE.  The sting of winter persists today and tomorrow, but if you’re trying to beat cabin fever, there’s nothing better than a good laugh.  We share some of our favorite outdoors joke sites in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: The Royal Treatment. A kingbird sits on a speed limit sign. More bad puns…

Be A Multispecies Angler

By Nick Simonson   Long before the days where most every deer hunter threw in for both a rifle tag and the muzzleloader lottery and started their season in August with the bow, the sign on the desk at Northwestern Industries in my hometown of Valley City read: “Be A Three Season Hunter!”  Back then,…

Daily Edge for Sat. Mar. 2

CHILLIN’ Temperatures back below zero all day today and tomorrow along with some gusty winds will make this another inside weekend. We should start to see some relief in the coming days, though highs in the teens will remain well below normal. We’ve got some fun outdoor facts and a long-range laugh for you to…

The Crease Fly

By Nick Simonson Tying the crease fly – a foam and fur baitfish imitator – is one part tackle crafting and one part fourth grade art class, and as a whole, as enjoyable of an experience at the vise as it is on the water. The combination of a bucktail or synthetic hair finish with…

Daily Edge for Fri. Mar. 1

ALMOST HOME(?)  Welcome to March!  It’s the start of meteorological spring, the month of shifting clocks, and hopefully massive melts.  Though not out of the woods, we find ourselves at the three-quarters mark in our Winter Severity Index (WSI) and check out the numbers left in the wake of our bitter February. Featured Photo:  Draw…

Our Outdoors: Projections

By Nick Simonson At this point in the season, it’s almost pointless to check the long-range forecast.  It’s been the same thing on repeat for the past month: cold, wind and a shot of snow, followed by bone-chilling cold.  While the pattern may be disheartening and – don’t look now – continuing over the next…

Daily Edge for Thu. Feb. 28

ADIOS! We say farewell to February today (and good riddance, perhaps?) as relatively mild (though still well below normal) temperatures settle in for 36 hours or so, before another dip into the deep freeze.   We talk about some public land advancement, a bluegill battle and a cool shot in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  A…