Winter is already rearing its ugly head, meaning catfish and other species of fish are using the last month or so before the hard-water season to fill up on any bit of food they can.
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.
Kevin Parks and Terry Fischer took the top prize last weekend at the Catfish Chasers tournament on Perry with a two-day total of 170.75 pounds after catching 117.20 pounds to claim the Day 1 championship — as well as Day 1 Big Fish with a 29.10-pound blue cat that earned them more than $1,200 on Saturday — before claiming the overall prize of $1,000 on Sunday.
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.
The fifth annual Virgil Brown Memorial Catfish Tournament is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 6 on John Redmond Reservoir.
The last throes of a brutally hot summer are upon us, and if you’ve done much pond fishing recently you know that the weeds and other plantlife that inhabit the small bodies of water are at their peak.
New biodiversity center in Kansas to help propogate, house state’s imperiled aquatic wildlife species
The Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center had its grand opening Thursday at the Farlington Fish Hatchery in southeast Kansas.
A plan designed to help Nebraska meet waterflow obligations on a shared river may cause irreversible harm to the waterways it’s supposed to protect, including those in Kansas, according to officials in Kansas’ wildlife agency.
If you’ve been fishing long, you’ve probably got a few “Ones That Got Away” in your back pocket.
I’ve got hundreds. Broken lines, thrown hooks, fish tangled up in trees, I thought I’d lost a fish in just about every way imaginable. As it turns out, there’s at least one way I hadn’t.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.