THIRSTY?  Drink it in! There’s lots to discover in area waters and sampling all fishing that’s available has always been a hallmark of Dakota Edge Outdoors.  In our Outdoors Roundup, the NDG&F encourages taking advantage of the state’s great smallmouth fisheries, we look at how other agencies are trying to control nuisance fish and what’s ahead for the weekend’s fishing conditions.

Featured Photo:  A smallie takes a tube on a summer fishing trip. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Thu 7/25 – Wind Shift – Hi 89, Lo 63, Wind NW@11, G18

Tomorrow:  Fri 7/26 – Weekend! – Hi 86, Lo 66, Wind NW@11, G18

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

 

Sunrise        Sunset

6:14AM       9:24PM

 

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

1:13AM        2:58PM         8:00AM           8:23PM

 

Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (43% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:   8:30-9:30PM. Winds dip around sunset and moon underfoot should bump the bite up a notch in our Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

BIG BRONZE.  The NDG&F details an underutilized option in the state, with a recap of the fabulous smallmouth bass fisheries in North Dakota.  Check it out in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors web short.

SEXY SCIENCE.  The US Fish & Wildlife service details in its blog an experimental stocking program of all male “YY” chromosomal fish to disrupt the gender balance and eventually remove all undesirable fish from a lake.  Unlike true males which carry XY chromosomes, these fish would shift the balance and eventually stunt, slow and stop all reproduction.

WEEKEND WINDS.  Shifty winds will highlight a warm weekend, as temps head into the high 80s before a cool down on Sunday.  Target those wind-swept points for walleyes and other predators and use the cover of a disrupted surface to get on fish.

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