The lakes and ponds have finally thawed, and the spring fishing season is slowly shifting into gear in Kansas.
Crappie University is returning to Johnson County Community College in Overland Park for a third straight year to give crappie anglers a crash course on advanced techniques for catching big slabs.
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.
The Kansas Crappie Club’s Ronald McDonald House Charities Benefit Crappie Tournament is slated for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Perry Reservoir.
The heat of summer can lead to some great fishing, but it can also make things miserable out on the water.
For those who have tried fishing Kansas waters in the past month, you may have noticed that the unusual weather patterns have been making the fish act a little wacky.
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.
The air may still be a bit chilly, but the fishing has been hot so far this spring.
Recently I got a chance to do some dock fishing and decided to try out some new jig heads that I ordered online. The company, B&P Jighead, advertises itself as the “Home of the Tru Set Weedless Ned Rig.” If you’ve read my columns, you know I’ve done a lot of Midwest Finesse fishing recently and have a lot of love for the Ned Rig, named after Lawrence resident Ned Kehde. One of the problems I have with Z-Man’s Finesse ShroomZ mushroom jig head, though, is that my hooks will often get tangled up in weeds or snagged on structure during retrieves.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.