The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will again participate this year in #OptOutside, a program that takes place Nov. 23 during Black Friday to get people into the outdoors instead of in crowded stores or on their couches.
The Kansas Crappie Club’s Ronald McDonald House Charities Benefit Crappie Tournament is slated for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Perry Reservoir.
Tony Niemeyer and Ryan German weighed in 7.90 pounds of crappie Oct. 7 to win the final regular-season tournament on the Kansas Crappie Trail at Melvern Reservoir.
Topekans Thomas Heinen and Larry Brumley took the win Saturday at the Kansas BASS Nation Conservation Tournament at Melvern Reservoir.
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.
Growing up, many outdoors enthusiasts likely had a favorite professional hunter or angler they enjoyed watching on television shows or home video.
The 2018 Waterfowl Population Survey was released Monday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and though the numbers were down from last year, they were still well above the long-term average.
Outlook: The first weekend of August looks to offer some great fishing, according to the Fishing Calendar smartphone app.
Kansas issued several public health warnings on Tuesday regarding blue-green algae in the state ahead of the holiday weekend.
OUTLOOK: The best days to fish in July will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, according to the Fishing Calendar smartphone app.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.