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 those behaviors, the upcoming week’s weather and concerning outdoor recreation study results in today’s Outdoors Roundup

Featured Photo:  A school of crappies hangs out. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Mon 2/3 – Cooling – Hi 22, Lo 13, Wind NW13, G22

Tomorrow:  Tue 2/4 – Chilly – Hi 18, Lo 8, Wind NW@6

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

8:05AM        5:48PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead                Underfoot

12:38PM         2:53AM           8:14PM            7:49AM


Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous (64% Full)


EDGE HOUR:    7:30-8:30AM.  Sunrise and the day’s lightest winds (and warmest temps) will give you good opportunities on the ice in our Edge Hour.





HALF OUT.  A recent report summarized by The Know Outdoors of the Denver Post shows that nearly half of the U.S. population did not participate in an outdoor activity in 2018. The report showed its greatest decline in 2007 with some moderation in recent years of the survey.

TROPIC TOPIC.  Some of the reasons behind schooling, shoaling and aggregating fish are covered in a tropical blog on the topic.  From safety from predators, to searching for prey fish get together for a variety of reasons.

ABOUT AVERAGE.  Temps drop back below freezing after our stretch of warmer-than-average conditions which got the melt going around much of the region.  We see some winds this week and a suggestion of snow for next weekend in the 7-day forecast.



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