It was an exciting week full of new fishing product announcements, but the 2019 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades — better known as ICAST — came to a close.
ICAST 2019 has officially set sail.
The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades got underway Tuesday morning in Orlando, Fla., offering eager anglers an early look at some of the new products, as well as upgrades to old products, that the fishing industry will be offering in the coming year.
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If you’re like me, you’ve no doubt been glaring at the weather forecasts the past couple weeks, as heavy rains have closed down most of the state’s top fishing and camping areas indefinitely.
The Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show added some more heavy hitters to its lineup of seminar speakers on Friday, when a tentative schedule was released by organizer Phil Taunton.
The first of the year is always about setting goals for the months ahead.
Topeka tournament angler Thomas Heinen, a Hayden product who is now working to get a bass club together at Washburn, received some exciting news this past week.
The pristine waters of the Canadian wilderness, tucked away from civilization, are known to house some of the most ample fisheries in the world.
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.
New biodiversity center in Kansas to help propogate, house state’s imperiled aquatic wildlife species
The Kansas Aquatic Biodiversity Center had its grand opening Thursday at the Farlington Fish Hatchery in southeast Kansas.
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.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.