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Lake Shawnee has been identified time and again as one of the most idyllic locations in Shawnee County, leading county commissioners to invest heavily in the area in recent years with new walking paths and other features.
The Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show added some more heavy hitters to its lineup of seminar speakers on Friday, when a tentative schedule was released by organizer Phil Taunton.
This year’s Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show will introduce its audience to a new way to enjoy the outdoors with your canine companion.
Once the kids are back in school and the hunting seasons begin, many anglers forego the lakes and ponds for the woods or marshes.
However, some of the best fishing takes place during the early fall for a variety of species, from black bass and catfish to crappie and walleye.
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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.
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Speaker Bill Riphahn, of the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation department, will present from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 as part of the Great Overland Station’s current exhibit, “The Kaw: A Prairie River Shapes a State.”
If it seems like the lineup for the 2018 Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show is all over the map, it’s because it is — by design.
“Yes, there is something at the show for all those that love Kansas outdoors,” said Phil Taunton, organizer and host of the What’s in Outdoors radio program on KVOE-AM (1400) in Emporia.
After a successful first showing in 2017, Crappie University will return to northeast Kansas in 2018 to help teach anglers the newest techniques for targeting big slabs.
Ice fishing can be a challenge, for sure.
Even if you know where the fish are and at what depth they are suspending, the cold water temperatures often make them too lethargic to eat — even with a jig or minnow literally right in front of their face. This is a survival mechanism, as fish are cold-blooded and go into an almost hybernation-like state in cold waters to keep from expending more energy than they take in.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.