Matthew Rogers and Baylor Mead took first place Sept. 28-29 at the Mr. Crappie National Crappie Championship Tournament at Truman Lake in Clinton, Mo., posting a two-day, 14-fish total of 21.19 pounds.
Sitting on a boat in the middle of the lake at night might be one of the most relaxing things on the world.
I took some time off from work last week to relax after a busy month on the copy desk, which gave me the perfect opportunity to get some fishing in and try out some new things.
B&P Jighead selling pink weedless Ned Rig jigheads to raise funds for Susan G. Komen breast cancer research
As of Saturday morning, Midwest Finesse anglers will be able to pick up some pink lures for a good cause.
For Midwest Finesse fishing enthusiasts, one name typically stands out among the most influential — Ned Kehde.
A lot of factors go into determining whether you’ll have a successful day of fishing — barometric pressure, water clarity, temperature, time of day, even the phase of the moon all play a part in determining fish activity.
For those who have tried fishing Kansas waters in the past month, you may have noticed that the unusual weather patterns have been making the fish act a little wacky.
Mid-creek musings as I ponder whether we’ll get as much rain this spring as last:
The air may still be a bit chilly, but the fishing has been hot so far this spring.
Recently I got a chance to do some dock fishing and decided to try out some new jig heads that I ordered online. The company, B&P Jighead, advertises itself as the “Home of the Tru Set Weedless Ned Rig.” If you’ve read my columns, you know I’ve done a lot of Midwest Finesse fishing recently and have a lot of love for the Ned Rig, named after Lawrence resident Ned Kehde. One of the problems I have with Z-Man’s Finesse ShroomZ mushroom jig head, though, is that my hooks will often get tangled up in weeds or snagged on structure during retrieves.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.