Daily Edge for Fri. 3/26 – Spring Things

WHAT A WEEKEND!  We’ve got great conditions setting up for all your fishing and hunting adventures as temperatures warm, winds remain moderate and rivers open up around the region as light geese move through – it’s a perfect storm of awesomeness!  We share that info and more to help you get the most out of…

Daily Edge for Thu. 3/25 –

POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS.  We’re not talking test results either!  Rather, the weather looks to be improving for this weekend to help with your social distancing.  We’ve got more on that, circling some good fishing and tying projects in today’s Outdoors Roundup! Featured Photo:   Hooked.  A sturgeon from the Rainy River caught on the staple 5/0 circle…

Fish Transport Rules Change in ND

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. Every two years, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department produces a new set of fishing regulations.  Each new proclamation brings with it a few changes that are publicized and discussed at public advisory meetings and in other forums.   One of the changes this year is a modification to…

Daily Edge for Wed. 3/25 – Rocking

COOLING OUT.  We’ll take a bit of a dip before we climb back up into more temperate settings this weekend as highs get stuck in the mid-30s.  Make it through Thursday and you’ll be set for that first really springy weekend of the season.  We’ve got the info you need, including cool resources from the…

Daily Edge for Tue. Mar. 24 – Feelin’ It

TERRIFIC!  We’ll jump into the high fifties today as warmth takes over the region.  More of the same is headed our way for the weekend and we have the details on that, getting your tacklebox stocked and a final call for your applications for ND’s “Big 3” lottery in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  OLD…

Daily Edge for Mon. 3/23 – Starting Off

ROUNDING THE CURVE.  We make the turn toward spring as temperatures spike today and Tuesday, providing welcome warm-ups to help get you back into the outdoors.  We take a look at the trickle-down of federal funds, some easy outdoor discussions to have and what the week will bring as part of our Outdoors Roundup. Featured…

Daily Edge for Sun. 3/22 – Good One

SUNDAY FUNDAY!  Get out there and enjoy light winds, the start of our warm-up and the power of the nearly new moon to help with your fishing adventures!  Watch that late ice and consider walking on rather than driving, where possible and prudent. Featured Photo:  The sun rises over a treeline.  Simonson Photo. WEATHER (Bismarck…

Easter Eggs

By Nick Simonson   Whether fishing for trout making their spring sprint up tiny coldwater streams or going after those species that get stocked in any number of rivers and lakes around the region, having some sort of spawn imitator in a fly box is important. Here are three simple recipes that make for some…

Daily Edge for Sat. 3/21 – Windy Start

GUSTY ONE.  Saturday’s winds will fade into evening setting up a nice second half of the weekend and a great day to get outside.  We’ve got news on G&F closures, the long range look from NOAA for your late March fishing and some animal info for kids schooling from home in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured…

Timing Spring Turkeys

By Nick Simonson   In that gap between the last snow melting and the sure signs of spring like budding trees and greening grass, the tom turkey is king of the corridor throughout the rills and rivers of the region.  For those starting  in turkey hunting or looking to increase their success in harvesting a…

Daily Edge for Fri. 3/20 – Weekend Run

FULL FRIDAY!  It’s the first full day of spring as you kick off your weekend with a wintry feeling day, but don’t worry things will get better into the weekend and next week!  We’ve got an eye to the forecast and some news and notes from around the wild world in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured…

Our Outdoors: In The Distance

By Nick Simonson   Except in those instances where the steelhead were running hard and fast up the tributaries of Lake Superior, or the walleyes were so thick one could nearly walk across them on Devils Lake’s famed Channel A in the spring, I’ve rarely fished in a scenario that would cause my line to…