Despite being legally blind, Scott Evans can see what most can’t.
Hayden angler Thomas Heinen and teammate Brock Bila, of Louisburg, added some more hardware on Saturday to cement their legacy among the state’s all-time most successful high school anglers as Topeka teams took a 1-2 finish in central Kansas.
K-State anglers Zach Vielhauer, Will Andrie win Bassmaster College Classic title on Lake Keowee, S.C.
The Kansas State Fishing Team made history again — and on the biggest of stages.
Kansas collegiate bass anglers may not have to go very far to chase their dreams of a Bassmaster Classic berth this season.
Catfish Chasers organizer David Studebaker notes huge growth in tournament series, sport of catfishing
With the Catfish Chasers Tournament Series coming up on its 10th season, organizer David Studebaker thinks the best is yet to come.
There’s good reason for his optimism. In July, for example, a night tournament sponsored by Reed Chevrolet in St. Joseph, Mo., will offer a free 2018 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup truck if someone weighs in a bag of more than 225 pounds. That’s in addition to the $5,000 guaranteed first-place prize. This isn’t a small-time tournament series anymore.
Kansan fights for life as riptide takes him, waves capsize kayak at Gulf of Mexico fishing tournament
Two northeast Kansas anglers gained a newfound respect for the power of nature this fall during a pair of saltwater kayak fishing tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ozawkie resident’s ‘$4,000 fish’ wins wild kayak fishing tournament at Gulf of Mexico following hurricane
Ozawkie residents Isaac Jaap, 35, and Cody Simecka, 36, took off on the journey of a lifetime earlier this fall, a 12-day fishing trip spanning more than 3,000 miles that included a pair of saltwater kayak fishing tournaments.
What began as a part-time gig to help him enter crappie tournaments has blossomed into a full-time career for one area angler.
“Crappie” Chatt Martin, of Lawrence, said he began subsidizing his tournament fishing costs through his guiding service, Crappie Time Fishing, in 2000 while working his day job at Johnson County Community College.
Fishing guide Clyde Holscher talks strategy for catching rainbow trout on record-setting waters of Lake Shawnee
Local fishing guide Clyde "The Guide" Holscher holds up a big rainbow trout he caught while fishing recreationally on Lake Shawnee. He often fishes with longtime outdoors writer Ned Kehde, using Z-Man Fishing Products to "bass fish for trout" in the body of water known for carrying state-record fish in the past. (Submitted photograph)
Shawnee County Parks and Recreation will once again stock Lake Shawnee with 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout at noon Oct. 28, offering a unique experience for anglers in northeast Kansas.
The trout season officially opens Nov. 1 in Kansas, but the lake will be closed to fishing until Nov. 4 to allow more time for the fish to disperse. This also gives trout anglers more time to prepare and devise the perfect strategy to catch some big fish this fall on the man-made lake.
Hayden senior Thomas Heinen, who won the first Kansas BASS Nation high school qualifier of the year with teammate Brock Bila, of Overland Park, this year earned a sponsorship from Z-Man Fishing Products. A sponsorship is a big deal for a high school angler, and he took the time last week to talk shop in a Q&A session with The Topeka Capital-Journal. Heinen discussed his preferences when fishing with Z-Man products and how he likes to work them to catch big bass consistently, as well as the pride he felt in being sponsored by a company he has used for many years:
Q. When did you find out that Z-man wanted to sponsor you and what was your reaction?
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.