The lakes and ponds have finally thawed, and the spring fishing season is slowly shifting into gear in Kansas.
You may not believe it when looking outside at the white layer of snow covering the ground, but spring is nearly upon us.
For those who would rather fish than hunt, there’s still plenty of action to be had.
The white bass bite is still going strong, as I found out last Thursday when I visited my favorite winter spot, the heated dock at Lake Shawnee.
I’ve done a lot of fishing in my lifetime, but I’d never caught a true trophy-class fish.
Until this week, that is.
First bass caught on frog lure, live bluegill among milestones set by Kansas angler over holiday weekend
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Any time you can knock off a new milestone in fishing, it’s exciting. Sometimes, you knock off several in one go.
I took some time off from work last week to relax after a busy month on the copy desk, which gave me the perfect opportunity to get some fishing in and try out some new things.
For those who have tried fishing Kansas waters in the past month, you may have noticed that the unusual weather patterns have been making the fish act a little wacky.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.