Review: Rapala Fishing Pro Series an addicting arcade-style fishing game similar to Sega Bass Fishing
With the chill of winter in the air and holiday season upon us, many anglers have left the chilly waterways for the comfort of their heated homes.
Fishing guide Clyde Holscher talks strategy for catching rainbow trout on record-setting waters of Lake Shawnee
Local fishing guide Clyde "The Guide" Holscher holds up a big rainbow trout he caught while fishing recreationally on Lake Shawnee. He often fishes with longtime outdoors writer Ned Kehde, using Z-Man Fishing Products to "bass fish for trout" in the body of water known for carrying state-record fish in the past. (Submitted photograph)
Shawnee County Parks and Recreation will once again stock Lake Shawnee with 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout at noon Oct. 28, offering a unique experience for anglers in northeast Kansas.
The trout season officially opens Nov. 1 in Kansas, but the lake will be closed to fishing until Nov. 4 to allow more time for the fish to disperse. This also gives trout anglers more time to prepare and devise the perfect strategy to catch some big fish this fall on the man-made lake.
The crankbaits struck again earlier this week at Lake Shawnee, including one of the biggest fish I’ve ever seen in person.
With fall finally starting to settle in across northeast Kansas, now is the perfect time to bust out the crankbaits in pursuit of bass and other panfish.
But when I headed up to Lake Shawnee on a dreary, cool Tuesday night, I couldn’t have dreamed the night that I would have fishing my little 2 1/8-inch Rapala Square 3 rattling crankbait from the bank.
Hayden senior Thomas Heinen, who won the first Kansas BASS Nation high school qualifier of the year with teammate Brock Bila, of Overland Park, this year earned a sponsorship from Z-Man Fishing Products. A sponsorship is a big deal for a high school angler, and he took the time last week to talk shop in a Q&A session with The Topeka Capital-Journal. Heinen discussed his preferences when fishing with Z-Man products and how he likes to work them to catch big bass consistently, as well as the pride he felt in being sponsored by a company he has used for many years:
Q. When did you find out that Z-man wanted to sponsor you and what was your reaction?
The founder of one of the largest sporting goods companies in the world is set to open up the “Disney World of the Outdoors” just 3 1/2 hours away from Topeka.
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As I wrote in a recent blog, sources from Reuters have indicated that outdoor retail giant may be gearing up to file for bankruptcy.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.