After getting mostly skunked last week while trout fishing at Lake Shawnee, I was determined to come back this week and get a nice one.
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.
With ice beginning to thaw on lakes across the state, many anglers have a specific species in mind they’re looking to target.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced in a news release this week that the state park would remain open to the public during three major construction projects taking place near the Tuttle Creek Dam this year.
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.
Review: Aqua-Vu fishing cameras great for locating, identifying groups of suspending fish near structure
When anglers sit out on the water, they tend to do a lot of guesswork about what’s going on below.
Sonar equipment takes a lot of that guesswork out of the equation, but if you’re not on a bass boat then you’re probably not using it unless you buy a handheld fish finder like the iBobber or Deeper, which have received somewhat mixed reviews from anglers for their accuracy.
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.”
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.
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Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.