The story remains the same out here on the Missouri River near Bismarck. Crappy weather, lots of wind, and some really nice fish.
If you are watching the weather closely we are looking like we may have a major setback starting this coming Tuesday. Reports are early, but Bismarck seems to be the bullseye at the moment. Anywhere from 12 to 25 inches is being tossed around. I’ve already started rearranging my guide schedule.
We do need the moisture, just wish it would have happened more out in Montana in the mountains that feed these systems with water. This will definitely dirty up the water and cool the water temps down. Not sure how it will change things? I’ve seen this happen before, and sometimes on the backside of a major snow storm makes fishing up here better. We will see.
As far as the fishing goes, the fish are shallow! Especially the bigger fish. Jigs and minnows pitched up on the sand is hard to out preform. Cranks always have a way of catching bigger fish. Bulky plastics will definitely put a big fish or two in the boat. To be honest, pick what you like to do and have confidence in it. You’ll catch fish.
I don’t normally say this, but my mid week fishing report coming up is going to be a good one!