COOL IT.  Temperatures drop ahead of the mid-week warm up with a bit of rain today and continued cool conditions tomorrow.  In the meantime we’ve got news on ANS and changing licenses in neighboring states plus the great color debate rages on when it comes to tackle boxes.

 

Featured Photo:   Pick a Color, any Color!  With so many options, how many do you need?  We try to get an answer on that in our Outdoors Roundup. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Mon 7/20 – Rain after noon – Hi 79, Lo 59, Wind L&V

Tomorrow: Tue 7/21 – Cool – Hi 77, Lo 58, Wind N@6

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise           Sunset

6:10AM           9:28PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead                Underfoot

5:47AM           9:56PM           1:55PM            1:26AM

Moon Phase:  New Moon

EDGE HOUR:  5:30-6:30AM.  Moonrise and sunrise ahead of the rain will be your best bet today in the Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

CREEPING CLOSER.  The Minnesota DNR finds another lake with zebra mussels present.  Long Lake near Detroit Lakes was determined to have established populations of the aquatic nuisance species and is located about an hour east of Fargo, N.D.

MT LICENSE CHANGES.  The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks explains changes to excess licenses available to residents and visiting hunters.  The new system represents a change over previous years and offers more opportunities for deer, elk and pronghorn.

COLOR UP.  A frequent debate in our boat and surely many others – how many colors are needed when it comes to tackle choices.  Bassmaster.com takes on the discussion in a great article addressing the importance of lure hues.

 

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