Daily Edge for Fri. Apr. 12

A BOATLOAD.  While SD and MN got socked with heavy snow, ND was mostly spared, though the accumulations and wind were enough to shut down the eastern edge of the state.  The system wraps up today, and the melt will be on (again) next week – and then boating season will be here.  We get…

Our Outdoors: Five Favorite Flies for Trout

By Nick Simonson As the ice fades from white, to blue, to black to open water, one of the first species available for anglers throughout the region are the trout in the scattered streams and lakes of the upper Midwest.  Whether it’s stocked browns in the Redwood River of southwestern Minnesota or rainbows in the…

Daily Edge for Thu. Apr. 11

TUCK & ROLL.   It’ll be a taste of winter again as the region catches the back edge of the system rolling through.  To help you survive the day, we check out some NDG&F fishing reports, important legislation and a look at jackrabbits in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Jacked Up.  A jackrabbit lays low in…

Daily Edge for Wed. Apr. 10

THE DODGE?  The snowline creeps a little more northward with each model run as extreme southeast ND falls into the “red zone” of 12-20 inches with this weather maker running to our south.  We give it one more look along with other pertinent items in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Head Down.  Expect snow for…

Daily Edge for Tue. Apr. 9

RISE ABOVE.  While southeastern ND may get a glancing blow from the snow system moving through this week, much of the state stays above the storm line. We keep an eye on that and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: On the Wing.  A hen pheasant flies down a draw near Bismarck. Simonson Photo….

Daily Edge for Mon. Apr. 8

LAST DRY ONE.  Warm and windy conditions persist ahead of a notable shift in the weather.  We check out the line and see where we sit along with more outdoor news in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Take Cover.  A rooster pheasant runs the edge of roadside vegetation. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Mon…

Daily Edge for Sun. Apr. 7

DRYING OUT.  A sunny and windy Sunday will help dry things out as northwest gusts dominate the day.  We provide some spring prep tips in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:   Light geese pause in a wet spring field. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Sun 4/7 – Clear & Windy – Hi 65, Lo 38,…

Daily Edge for Sat. Apr. 6

DARK.  While things will be drizzly and damp today, watch for a shift tomorrow to clear this system out.  In other dark news, SB 2315 returns in worse form and famed Animal Planet angler Jeremy Wade returns with a new show.  We cover those and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:   Dark woolly buggers…

Expanding ND CTL Finds Strong Support in State

By Nick Simonson   The North Dakota State High School Clay Target League (ND CTL) continues to grow as the league enters its fourth season in the state.  With over 1,600 shooters and more than 60 teams kicking off the spring league this week, ND CTL Director Joe Courneya cites the alignment of the right…

Daily Edge for Fri. Apr. 5

GET CASTING!  As ice gives way to flowing waters, cautious anglers are headed out checking for the first runs of fish.  We’ve got the low down on what’s up and where we’re at with the spring melt and a preview of spring fishing in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  DEO’s Nick Simonson casts for pike…

Daily Edge for Thu. Apr. 4

GUSTS GALORE!  Winds will be up today, blowing in warmer temperatures for the weekend, and a shot at some rain.  It’ll be hit and miss, but for many the conditions won’t dictate outdoors opportunity – only open water, as rivers and streams bust loose. We run the gamut in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Foot…

Daily Edge for Wed. Apr. 3

SPRING(ISH?)  While today’s cold temps won’t have you thinking hot thoughts, tomorrow’s southern breezes will bring the warm up and the masses of snow geese into the state.  We follow the migration, check out the fishing reports and look ahead in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: With the melt comes early opportunities for trout after…