The City of Topeka Utilities Department issued a news release Thursday night warning Topeka residents to avoid contact with the Shunganunga Creek because of recent samples showing elevated bacteria levels in the waters.
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If you’re like me, you’ve no doubt been glaring at the weather forecasts the past couple weeks, as heavy rains have closed down most of the state’s top fishing and camping areas indefinitely.
Louisburg’s Ryan German and Gardner’s Tony Niemeyer captured the Kansas Crappie Trail victory last Sunday on El Dorado Reservoir, hauling in an 11.56-pound bag to top the second-place team of Riley’s Frank Haidusek and Leavenworth’s Dalton Thomas with 11.06 pounds.
Washburn student Thomas Heinen was among eight anglers to qualify for the Kansas BASS Nation state team last Sunday.
I’ve always loved being outdoors in the fall, but nothing can really beat the offerings nature provides during the spring.
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I had a few days off this past week, and boy did I have some big plans for how to spend them.
Mushroom hunting, fishing, enjoying a little peace and quiet in the good ol’ outdoors — man, Mother Nature must hate me.
Perry Reservoir in Jefferson County has long been a treasure trove for catfish hunters, and one spot in particular was the crown jewel — the Hog Trough.
Topekans Brandon Manis and Marc Shepard pulled out their first victory of the season on the Kansas Crappie Trail on Sunday at Clinton Reservoir, weighing 9.93 pounds of fish, including a 1.59-pound slab that earned them the Big Fish award, as well.
Runner-up Jeremy Montgomery, of Overland Park, led a strong effort by the Kansas delegation at the 2019 TNT Fireworks BASS Nation Central Regional on Lake Guntersville in Alabama, one of three Kansas team members to place in the top 10 at Saturday’s weigh-in.
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Well, we at least got a few summer-like days before winter came careening back into the picture.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.