Tony Niemeyer and Ryan German weighed in 7.90 pounds of crappie Oct. 7 to win the final regular-season tournament on the Kansas Crappie Trail at Melvern Reservoir.
When water temperatures drop, appetites increase and a variety of fish species come in shallow to feed.
A crankbait or bass jig fished during the right conditions can wreak havoc on a variety of feeding species during this time, as walleye, catfish, drum and other deeper-water fish move into sometimes a couple of feet of water or less to fuel up for winter.
Shawnee State Fishing Lake, 3 other impoundments to undergo gizzard shad kill to boost bass population
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will conduct partial fishery renovations on four small impoundments this winter — including Shawnee County’s Shawnee State Fishing Lake.
Nine boaters and eight co-anglers also qualified for the 2019 BASS Nation Central Regional next spring during a qualifier Sept. 22-23 at Stockton Reservoir in Missouri.
Topekans Thomas Heinen and Larry Brumley took the win Saturday at the Kansas BASS Nation Conservation Tournament at Melvern Reservoir.
Once the kids are back in school and the hunting seasons begin, many anglers forego the lakes and ponds for the woods or marshes.
However, some of the best fishing takes place during the early fall for a variety of species, from black bass and catfish to crappie and walleye.
A new finesse hardbait just hit the market, and the father of finesse fishing approves.
The first Kansas BASS Nation High School qualifier took place Sept. 8 at Hillsdale Lake, and the results left a variety of interesting storylines to follow as the season progresses.
Brock Bila may have a new teammate this season, but it was much of the same last Saturday during the Kansas BASS Nation’s season opener on Hillsdale Reservoir.
Illinois-based GS Media and Events announced this week it has purchased eight outdoors consumer shows from Missouri-based RJ Promotions, Inc., including the Topeka RV and Sport Show and the Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show, both of which take place annually at the Kansas Expocentre.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.