The pristine waters of the Canadian wilderness, tucked away from civilization, are known to house some of the most ample fisheries in the world.
I had a wild time fishing last week across Topeka.
I decided to start out by walking along Shunga Creek, hoping to see some bass in the deeper spots after the rains we’ve been having.
A lot of factors go into determining whether you’ll have a successful day of fishing — barometric pressure, water clarity, temperature, time of day, even the phase of the moon all play a part in determining fish activity.
For 10-year-old Braden Reddick, this hunting season has been a season of firsts.
Sometimes, the first time’s a charm.
That was the case for 7-year-old Hunter Grady, who recently shot a once-in-a-lifetime trophy gobbler — his first tom — while turkey hunting with his dad, Justin.
The Great Overland Station has several speakers lined up next year to speak in relation to its current exhibit: “The Kaw: A Prairie River Shapes a State.”
When you enter the woods in search of prey, whether it’s a rutting buck or a strutting tom, something magical happens.
There’s an old saying that fishing is just a jerk on one end of a line waiting for a jerk on the other end of the line.
For a few hours on the opening morning of rainbow trout fishing at Lake Shawnee, there we were — about 30 jerks sitting there, waiting for another jerk.
I received a cool email from Rick Towers recently regarding the Shunga Creek.
As you may recall, I wrote a column earlier this year about my experience fishing on the Shunga — and my surprise when I actually caught some decent bass on it.
As though created by angels and delivered to my mouth on a lightning bolt of flavor, Arby’s limited-edition Venison Sandwich left me feeling as though I had caught a glimpse of the heavens and all their splendor before being jettisoned back down to the duldrums of reality.
The one-day-only offer of this delectable morsel has come and gone, and I once again must roam the earth longingly, dreaming of the day the delightful deer steak drenched in juniper berry steak sauce and adorned with a light blanket of crispy onions will once again touch my lips.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.