KID CATCHES. Today’s a great day to get out with a young angler – it’s warm, sunny, and calm – the kind of day that lingers in memory for a lifetime, so go out and make it happen. This stretch of late summer provides good opportunities for kids to get on fast biting fish. In today’s Outdoors Roundup, we talk about three good targets and easy ways to catch them.
Featured Photo: School’s Out. Bluegills are frequently found in schools and provide fast action. We offer up some of late summer’s easiest catches to keep young anglers’ interest. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 7/27 – Awesome – Hi 88, Lo 59, Wind S@7
Tomorrow: Sun – Wind Shift – Hi 84, Lo 67, Wind NW@18, G28
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:08AM 5:15PM 9:36AM 10:02PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (23% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:45-5:45PM. Moonset ahead of some instability in the weather will put fish on the bite in our Edge Hour, just keep an eye on the horizon!
BLUE, CHEESE. It’s hard to not smile at a young angler in a picture holding a big bluegill. Whether in community waters, farm ponds or a lake, bluegills school around structure and are easy to catch this time of year and tons of fun with some spunk when they whirl their way through battle.
SUMMER SPECKS. Crappies often school up in summer and can provide consistent action, especially in low-light hours. Help a young angler bait a hook with a minnow and learn to set a slip float and you’ve got an evening full of fun once a school of specks is found.
BULLY. While they quickly fade to the back of the pack when it comes to desirable fish, the bullhead is many anglers’ first catch. Easy to catch with a simple hook and worm under a bobber, and found in large schools on many waters in the upper Midwest, when bluegills aren’t available to get things going for a young angler, bullheads provide action.