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.
The fifth annual Virgil Brown Memorial Catfish Tournament is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 6 on John Redmond Reservoir.
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.
A total of 34 teams competed during the July 28 Catfish Chasers tournament at John Redmond Reservoir, but it was Jesse Neufeld and Greg Postier who took the top prize with a five-fish weight of 64.05 pounds thanks to a nearly 17-pounder.
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The 38th annual Gene Kent and Melvin Livengood Memorial Fishing Derby is set to take place Aug. 11-12 at Thurnau Wildlife Area, just west of Craig, Mo., on US-111 highway. The area is about two hours north of Topeka by car.
The Catfish Chasers Tournament Series will host its Catfish for Kids Benefit Tournament from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 at Council Grove Reservoir.
More than 100 anglers competed for the top prize in catfishing last weekend.
The Kansas Crappie Club hit up Perry Reservoir this weekend, with Top Secret Jig Company owner Brandon Manis and teammate Marc Shepard taking the top prize and big fish award with a bag of 10.03 pounds and a big crappie of 2.11 pounds.
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Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.