WHAT’S HATCHING?  As summer hits full swing, we’re eying up what fish are eating.  From insects, to minnows to young-of-the-year panfish, it’s important to know forage for lure and bait selection. More on how big hatches – like mayflies – impact angling in our Outdoors Roundup below along with habitat news and ANS awareness.

Featured Photo:  A freshly-emerged mayfly rests on a boat gunwale. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today: Mon. 6/29 – This is Summer! – Hi 97, Lo 70, Wind SE@18, G28

Tomorrow:  Tue 6/30 – Rainy – Hi 85, Lo 70, Wind Variable

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

5:52AM        9:41PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead     Underfoot

3:32PM           2:20AM           9:14PM            8:49AM

 

Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous (60% Full)

EDGE HOUR:   8:00-9:00AM.  As rain moves on, the Edge Hour sets up in the morning with moon underfoot before winds pick up.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

CAN ANS.  The NDG&F Dept. highlights the inspection process to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species in this week’s installment of the North Dakota Outdoors webcast.  Beyond clean, drain and dry, learn what to watch for when traveling and boating this summer.

A BIG CHUNK.  The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation celebrates the protection of 5,600 acres in two tracts near Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington for elk and other wildlife species.  The area will be open to public access by hunters and anglers.

CIRCLE OF LIFE.  Bassmaster looks at the impact of mayflies on fisheries and fishing and how the insects impact everything from growing fish to what lures to select when the bugs mate en masse.

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