TURN DOWN THE A/C.  Winds diminish throughout the day as a more summerlike setting takes hold for the end of the week and the weekend.  We look ahead to fishing tourneys, the weekend forecast and a little introduced species perspective in our Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  Humming Along.  A hummingbird pauses at a feeder. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Wed – Drying – Hi 77, Lo 61, Wind NW@16, G20

Tomorrow:  Thu – Summer Again – Hi 85, Lo 60, Wind S@11, G21

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

5:59AM       9:37PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

3:31PM        1:58AM       9:03PM        8:38AM

 

Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous (64% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:  8:30-9:30PM.  Moon overhead, sunset and some distance from the recent rain will make for a better bite tonight in the Edge Hour.

 

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

BACK AT IT.  Nine fishing tournaments are on tap across the state with a number of them being employee-related events for various businesses.  Following a tourney-free Fourth of July weekend, many competitors are looking to hit the water.

STABILIZING. Temps in the mid-80s and low-90s will dominate the weekend and light winds will make being on the water an awesome experience.   Pack the SPF 50 as we hit the heart of summer!

 

PERSPECTIVE.  While the walleye is perhaps the most prized fish in the upper Midwest, in other areas it is a nuisance. States like Colorado have seen native species dip due to the walleye’s introduction into certain waters.  One man’s dinner is another’s bighead carp.

 

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