The heat of summer can lead to some great fishing, but it can also make things miserable out on the water.
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.
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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It’s been an impressive couple of weeks for Topeka-based Top Secret Jig Co. and its pro fishing staff.
The Kansas Crappie Club is hosting a crappie fishing tournament fundraiser April 28-29 on Clinton Lake near Lawrence. Proceeds from a portion of entry fees will go to benefit Special Olympics Kansas. The even is open to two-person teams who must fish from boats.
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.
During the Catfish Chasers season-opening tournament last Saturday on Milford Lake, Wichita-area guides Alex and Joe Henning took a record-sized field by storm, hauling in 77.2 pounds of catfish to take first place by almost two pounds at the weigh-in and capture $2,754 in prize money.
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Review: Aqua-Vu fishing cameras great for locating, identifying groups of suspending fish near structure
When anglers sit out on the water, they tend to do a lot of guesswork about what’s going on below.
Sonar equipment takes a lot of that guesswork out of the equation, but if you’re not on a bass boat then you’re probably not using it unless you buy a handheld fish finder like the iBobber or Deeper, which have received somewhat mixed reviews from anglers for their accuracy.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.