With March Madness in full swing, I decided I’d try to revive something I did at my college paper, the Washburn Review — a fishing-themed bracket.
During the early season before the spawn, crappie and panfish bites can be difficult to detect at times with traditional methods.
Last week, I wrote about my experiences using an Aqua-Vu Micro Plus DVR underwater camera to locate a huge group of crappie while fishing at the heated dock at Lake Shawnee.
With the Super Bowl making its grand return to the Great North on Sunday, Minnesota-based lure company Rapala has been offering a pretty cool activity this week for those in Minneapolis for the big game.
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.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday released new advisories for locally caught fish taken from K-96 Lake in Sedgwick County and Arkalon Park Lakes in Seward County and updated advisories on the Kansas River and other area bodies of water.
Ruben Ramirez sent me an email last weekend asking me a few questions about the column I wrote about my experiences rainbow trout fishing at Lake Shawnee.
After receiving an email from a reader recently about fishing in Shunga Creek, I thought it would be fun to head back to Big Shunga Park in southwest Topeka and walking the creek again to see how I could do.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.