Topeka tournament angler Thomas Heinen, a Hayden product who is now working to get a bass club together at Washburn, received some exciting news this past week.
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 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.
Kids ages 6-16 will have an opportunity to explore a bevy of outdoors activities next weekend.
Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge in Phillips County is hosting its 25th annual Kids Fishing Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9.
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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Sometimes, the first time’s a charm.
That was the case for 7-year-old Hunter Grady, who recently shot a once-in-a-lifetime trophy gobbler — his first tom — while turkey hunting with his dad, Justin.
Hayden angler Thomas Heinen and teammate Brock Bila, of Louisburg, added some more hardware on Saturday to cement their legacy among the state’s all-time most successful high school anglers as Topeka teams took a 1-2 finish in central Kansas.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.