Daily Edge for Sun. 2/9 – Gettin’ Around

AROUND THE REGION.  Things will be relatively quiet on the weather front today, with the usual moderate winds, but still giving you a chance to get outdoors and enjoy yet another nice weekend in North Dakota.  While your focus is on an ice hole, we’ve got the news from outstate sources to keep you updated…

Daily Edge for Sat. 2/7 – Factoring In

THE SITCH.  We take a look at current situations with water, warmth and winter in today’s Outdoors Roundup and how all of those factors and more will influence your ice fishing now, openwater angling this summer and hunting next fall. Featured Photo:  SPRING RUN.  We take a look at what flowing water levels may be…

Daily Edge for Fri. 2/7 – Shots!

SHOOTING OUT THERE.  Great conditions will get you into the outdoors this afternoon and into tomorrow as things warm back up.  While there’s a chance of light snow on Saturday, we’re not seeing anything serious in the forecast.  We’ve got a shooting theme in today’s Outdoors Roundup, so check it out! Featured Photo:  Target Loads….

Daily Edge for Wed 2/5 – Staying Calm

STILL.  Two great ice days are setting up as winds lessen and temperatures stay moderate. Local concerns and big picture items dominate the conservation and shooting sports news scene as we take a trip through our Outdoors Roundup for today. Featured Photo:  Mourning doves, having migrated out of the area, have not been affected by…

Turkey App Deadline a Sign of Spring

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept.   From Christmas through the back side of January, I felt like I was on some kind of winter nightmare “loop of life.”   Real or perceived, it was work, blow snow, work, blow snow, sleep, blow snow, work, etc. My neighbor confirmed over coffee on a Sunday afternoon it…

Daily Edge for Wed. 2/5 – Nose for News

NOTEWORTHY.  Things will warm on southwest winds today as temperatures climb a bit above average, making for a good day on the ice.  We’ve got news from around the region including CRP sign-up info from the NDG&F, discussion on the SD predator bounty and hope for unlocking public lands in Montana. Featured Photo:  NESTLED.  A…

Daily Edge for Tue. 2/4 – On a Run

GET LEGS.  A calm chill will settle in today, but still no significant snow gives us a good run of weather coming up.  Speaking of running, from staying fit to the perfect fit for your on-vise creations, we’ve got a leg-centered edition of today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: MARKS THE SPOT. A Madame X fly with…

Daily Edge for Mon. 2/3 – Ring the Bell

SCHOOL’S IN.  Learning about fish behavior often provides insight in how to catch them. Fish relate to one another in many ways, including aggregation, shoaling and schooling.  While the general term of “school” is applied to a group of fish, the relationships can be much more in-depth than that and we provide some insight into…

Daily Edge for Sun. 2/2 – Groundhog Day

TOOLING AROUND.  We’re enjoying the warmth and checking in on our tackle, gear and of course tools at mid-ice.  We’ve got a best of the shack list for you and your on-ice adventures today as part of our Outdoors Roundup to make sure you have the gear you need on ice – and much of…

The Gotcha

By Nick Simonson The Gotcha is another simple shrimp imitator for saltwater species that has become a secret weapon for slab crappies up north.  With its shimmering krystal flash tail, gummy ribbing and flowy wing of fur and flash, the Gotcha can claim a top spot in any panfish box when spring arrives and to…

Daily Edge for Sat. 2/1 – Made It!

STEELY.  With the turn of the calendar to February, we’re thinking spring and planning a trip for one of our favorite trout species that is not only challenging to hook but also to land – the steelhead.  We’ve got some info on this species to fill the front half of your weekend and set your…

Midwinter Fishing Factors

By Nick Simonson   As January fades into memory and anglers eye up a faster bite as the back half of winter settles in, a number of conditions are at play which will help angling improve through the ice and provide a portent for what can be expected for spring and summer populations when waters…