Mid-creek musings as I ponder whether we’ll get as much rain this spring as last:
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.
Hayden angler Thomas Heinen and teammate Brock Bila, of Louisburg, added some more hardware on Saturday to cement their legacy among the state’s all-time most successful high school anglers as Topeka teams took a 1-2 finish in central Kansas.
Hayden’s Thomas Heinen and Gypsum resident Hunter Baird have been picked to the 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State team for Kansas, with Heinen’s teammate Brock Bila, of Louisburg, earning an honorable mention nod.
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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.
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.
With the end of 2017 in sight, it’s time to clear out my metaphorical mail bag with some of the emails I’ve received from hunters and anglers that I haven’t gotten around to writing about.
The 2018 Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show will focus on drawing in a younger audience, according to organizer Phil Taunton.
Looking for some good stocking stuffer ideas? Following is a list of fishing-related gifts under $10 for the angler in your life.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.