A new finesse hardbait just hit the market, and the father of finesse fishing approves.
The first Kansas BASS Nation High School qualifier took place Sept. 8 at Hillsdale Lake, and the results left a variety of interesting storylines to follow as the season progresses.
Illinois-based GS Media and Events announced this week it has purchased eight outdoors consumer shows from Missouri-based RJ Promotions, Inc., including the Topeka RV and Sport Show and the Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show, both of which take place annually at the Kansas Expocentre.
WESTMORELAND — At times, fishing can be a numbers game.
If you target densely populated waters with highly effective lures, chances are good you’ll pull out a good number of fish. They may not all be trophies, or even keepers, but in my mind there’s nothing as fun as getting on a hot bite and catching fish all day long.
Topeka fishing guide Clyde Holscher helping design new Midwest Finesse hard bait for Yakima Bait Company
A Topeka fishing guide and veteran is helping to steer a longtime cold-water lure company into the über-hot bass market.
For Midwest Finesse fishing enthusiasts, one name typically stands out among the most influential — Ned Kehde.
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.
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Speaker Bill Riphahn, of the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation department, will present from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 as part of the Great Overland Station’s current exhibit, “The Kaw: A Prairie River Shapes a State.”
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.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.