You may not believe it when looking outside at the white layer of snow covering the ground, but spring is nearly upon us.
A local lake will once again be filled with a fresh crop of rainbows.
No, not Lucky Charms — rainbow trout.
Crappie Masters tournament angler and Oklahoma fishing guide Todd Huckabee has a wealth of fishing experience at his disposal when seeking out big slabs.
A father watched proudly as his young son expertly pitched a Whopper Plopper fishing lure into a glass tank full of water, a crowd watching from the side to see the reactions of the fish suspending inside.
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.
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.
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.
Bluebird skies and abundant sun helped heat the waters of Lake Shawnee to 59 degrees Saturday, a warm welcome to the approximately 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout stocked by Crystal Lake Fisheries, of Ava, Mo.
When water temperatures drop, appetites increase and a variety of fish species come in shallow to feed.
A crankbait or bass jig fished during the right conditions can wreak havoc on a variety of feeding species during this time, as walleye, catfish, drum and other deeper-water fish move into sometimes a couple of feet of water or less to fuel up for winter.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.