A father watched proudly as his young son expertly pitched a Whopper Plopper fishing lure into a glass tank full of water, a crowd watching from the side to see the reactions of the fish suspending inside.
The Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show added some more heavy hitters to its lineup of seminar speakers on Friday, when a tentative schedule was released by organizer Phil Taunton.
Crappie University is returning to Johnson County Community College in Overland Park for a third straight year to give crappie anglers a crash course on advanced techniques for catching big slabs.
This year’s Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show will introduce its audience to a new way to enjoy the outdoors with your canine companion.
I’ve done a lot of fishing in my lifetime, but I’d never caught a true trophy-class fish.
Until this week, that is.
Topeka tournament angler Thomas Heinen, a Hayden product who is now working to get a bass club together at Washburn, received some exciting news this past week.
It was a tight race for first, but the Brees family pulled through for the win Oct. 27 at the Kansas Crappie Club’s Ronald McDonald House Charities benefit crappie tournament on Perry Reservoir.
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.
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.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.