SAT ON IT.  Nice conditions will help you finish out a long holiday weekend and get a start on the second half of summer with a super Saturday.  We go around the horn talking listings, getting set for deer season and rough looking lures in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  Flutterby.  A fiery skipper butterfly visits a stand of wildflowers. DEO Photo by Angie Sersha.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Sat 7/6 – Mostly Dry – Hi 72, Lo 55, Wind SE@9

Tomorrow:  Sun 7/7 – 7 Up! – Hi 77, Lo 58, Wind S@15, G23

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

5:56AM       9:39PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

10:31AM     12:07AM     5:42PM        5:14AM

 

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (20% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:  5:30:-6:30AM.  Sunrise after moon underfoot will start the day with a good bite in our Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

ROUGH LOOKING.  Have you ever noticed that well-chewed soft plastic, or a particularly beat-up fly or streamer catches more fish?  The wear and tear on a lure signals its popularity with fish, but also suggests that pristine lures straight out of the plastic and photo-worthy flies on the vise may catch more anglers than fish.

SIGHT-IN SEASON.  As we make the turn around the July Fourth holiday, it’s time to start thinking about deer season (really, does anyone stop?).  Get those rifles ready now and run a number of shells through them throughout the coming months, to be sure you’re on and ready for November.

LISTED.  The US Fish & Wildlife Service manages an online database for endangered or threatened species by state.  Currently, nine show up from North Dakota, including the migratory whooping crane the piping plover and the pallid sturgeon.

 

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