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…

Daily Edge for Tue. Apr. 2

TWO COOL.  After a squall, today’s wind will keep things chilly, and tomorrow will be calmer but colder.  After that though it’s time to start spring in earnest as temperatures warm into the 50s, 60s and maybe even 70, giving folks a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  We talk about that and…

Daily Edge for Mon. Apr. 1

AWESOME APRIL.  With the turn of the calendar to a new month (and a new licensing season) we welcome spring to the region. We cover those license issues, what’s on tap for the week and some tips for memorable fish in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Time the Run.  Keep an eye on open water…

Daily Edge for Sun. Mar. 31

THAT’S A WRAP!  We bring the weekend to a close with our final review of the DEO Winter Severity Index and all the cool (and cold) stuff that happened  in North Dakota’s signature season. Featured Photo: Think Spring!  We’re looking forward to green grass, colorful roosters and warm yellow sun, now that our WSI has…

50 Pheasant Flies: E’s Parachute Hatcher

By Nick Simonson While known more as a material for nymphs, the pheasant tail feather fibers have been part of a very successful dry fly in my fly box for years.  Whether it’s brown trout on a faraway mountain stream, or local stocked rainbows acclimating to their new environs on some North Dakota lake, this…

Daily Edge for Sat. Mar. 30

A CUT ABOVE.  We’re racing against the coming spring to get our projects done and be ready for open water.  The weekend will be hit-and-miss for outdoor activities, with today’s cooler but calm conditions being the best for some end-of-season ice fishing.  We cover that and more in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Beavers have…

Daily Edge for Fri. Mar. 29

FIFTH FRIDAY!  It’s the final Friday of March, a rare five-Friday month, so celebrate the unique day with some time outdoors.  It’ll be a bit breezy, but temps will climb near 50 adding some melt and drying things out with the wind.  We cover some favorite spring topics in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo: Put…

Daily Edge for Thu. Mar. 28

THIRSTY THURSDAY.  Drink in spring as the next few days provide a steady warm-up after a couple of cooler ones.  We talk fishing grades, forecast and fluoro in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  Seeing red. Octopus hooks await inclusion on walleye rigs. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Thu 3/28 – Cooler – Hi 40,…

Daily Edge for Wed. Mar. 27

LAST BUGLE!  Today’s the last day to apply for the once-in-a-lifetime big game species lotteries in North Dakota, so get on the web and get it done. We cover that and more in today’s three things. Featured Photo: A bull elk in velvet rests along a stream. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Wed 3/27…

Daily Edge for Tue. Mar. 26

BACK TO IT.  Temperatures rise and things will once again feel like spring, setting the melt back in motion.  We track the impact and look to the skies in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:  The sun rises through light clouds. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Tue 3/26 – Spring Again! – Hi 48, Lo…