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.
This has been a year of firsts for me as an angler, and this week provided another milestone as I headed out to Lake Shawnee for some after-dark fishing at the heated dock.
Bluebird skies and abundant sun helped heat the waters of Lake Shawnee to 59 degrees Saturday, a warm welcome to the approximately 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout stocked by Crystal Lake Fisheries, of Ava, Mo.
When water temperatures drop, appetites increase and a variety of fish species come in shallow to feed.
A crankbait or bass jig fished during the right conditions can wreak havoc on a variety of feeding species during this time, as walleye, catfish, drum and other deeper-water fish move into sometimes a couple of feet of water or less to fuel up for winter.
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.
A lot of factors go into determining whether you’ll have a successful day of fishing — barometric pressure, water clarity, temperature, time of day, even the phase of the moon all play a part in determining fish activity.
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With the chill of winter in the air and holiday season upon us, many anglers have left the chilly waterways for the comfort of their heated homes.
After receiving an email from a reader recently about fishing in Shunga Creek, I thought it would be fun to head back to Big Shunga Park in southwest Topeka and walking the creek again to see how I could do.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.