On April 21, the Emporia chapter of Fishing’s Future will host its second annual Aquatic Education Day at the Marina Cove at Council Grove Reservoir.
With March Madness in full swing, I decided I’d try to revive something I did at my college paper, the Washburn Review — a fishing-themed bracket.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced in a news release this week that the state park would remain open to the public during three major construction projects taking place near the Tuttle Creek Dam this year.
Review: Aqua-Vu fishing cameras great for locating, identifying groups of suspending fish near structure
When anglers sit out on the water, they tend to do a lot of guesswork about what’s going on below.
Sonar equipment takes a lot of that guesswork out of the equation, but if you’re not on a bass boat then you’re probably not using it unless you buy a handheld fish finder like the iBobber or Deeper, which have received somewhat mixed reviews from anglers for their accuracy.
Speaker Bill Riphahn, of the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation department, will present from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 as part of the Great Overland Station’s current exhibit, “The Kaw: A Prairie River Shapes a State.”
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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.
If it seems like the lineup for the 2018 Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show is all over the map, it’s because it is — by design.
“Yes, there is something at the show for all those that love Kansas outdoors,” said Phil Taunton, organizer and host of the What’s in Outdoors radio program on KVOE-AM (1400) in Emporia.
This week, I received an email from Elmer Hedrick, 82, of Shawnee.
Elmer says he gets The Topeka Capital-Journal from his sister-in-law in Emporia and read a recent column of mine on ice fishing and heated docks. He enjoys crappie fishing but didn’t much like the idea of ice fishing in the cold. However, he wanted to know if I had any tips on heated docks he could hit this winter in Kansas, preferably ones close to home.
Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Mo., was recently named America’s Best New Attraction after it was voted on by readers from a list of nominees by USA Today.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.