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 hook. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today: Thu 3/26 – Climbing – Hi 45, Lo 26, Wind SW@7

Tomorrow: Fri 3/27 – Warm – Hi 53, Lo 31, Wind SWtoN@7

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

7:32AM        8:04PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead                Underfoot

8:53AM           10:29PM         3:35PM            3:14AM

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (4% Full)

EDGE HOUR:  3:00-4:00PM.  Moon overhead and warming temperatures will provide a great Edge Hour today.

DAY RATING:

4Fish

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

CIRCLE IT.  A circle hook prevents damage to fish, plain and simple. Whether utilizing it on a wacky rig for bass or a bottom rig for catfish, sturgeon and even walleyes, a slow steady pull back for the hookset helps put the point in the corner of your target’s mouth and keeps it out of gills and gullets. Steady pressure keeps it there.  Consider investing in a set of these super hooks for your outings this spring.

UP, UP & AWAY!  Temperatures continue an upward trend into the weekend and the start of next week as things take on a springy feel.  Moderate winds will also allow access to opening waters and new angling opportunities.  Seize these super nice days and get out there for some fishing, shooting or other activities that allow you a break from your four walls and screen!

REPRINT.  In case you missed it, Pheasants Forever has reposted the winter fly tying article by Nick Simonson, covering 12 great pheasant patterns.  Tie them up now while you have time on your hads!

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