UNSTEADY. Some instability builds in today and tomorrow as a chance for rain lingers with the heat and humidity which have settled in. The July full moon will keep the bite going into the weekend, and the weather should still be nice. We check out where the wind is blowing, along with tips for bass up in the reeds, remaining hunter’s ed classes and what to get primed for in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Summer Bird. A rooster makes his way along the edges of a slough near Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 7/16 – Rain Builds – Hi 83 Lo 65, Wind E@8
Tomorrow: Wed 7/17 – Chance Rain – Hi 82, Lo 65, Wind NW@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:41PM 5:43AM 1:18AM 1:44PM
Moon Phase: Full @ 4:38PM
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. If the rain holds off until late, a rising full moon and sunset will combine for a powerful sixty minutes of fishing in our Edge Hour.
SUMMER READING. DEO’s Nick Simonson shares tips for identifying and fishing reed beds, and then hooking and hauling out big largemouth bass in a fun video on the Run Down at partner site Runnings.com.
HUNTER’S ED. The NDG&F has a few pre-fall hunter’s education courses remaining around the state. Those looking to get their certification in time to be able to participate in the 2019 hunting seasons can enroll via the agency’s education landing pages. The course is also necessary for anyone looking to participate in the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League this autumn.
PRIMED. Outdoor Life shares its list of the best hunting and fishing items available as part of the much-hyped “Prime Day” on Amazon.com, which wraps today. With deep discounts on reels, tents and more, the typically tech-based sale is expanding year after year.