Each year, it seems like one lure or setup becomes the hot bait on the bass tournament trails.
Sometimes, the first time’s a charm.
That was the case for 7-year-old Hunter Grady, who recently shot a once-in-a-lifetime trophy gobbler — his first tom — while turkey hunting with his dad, Justin.
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.
What began as a part-time gig to help him enter crappie tournaments has blossomed into a full-time career for one area angler.
“Crappie” Chatt Martin, of Lawrence, said he began subsidizing his tournament fishing costs through his guiding service, Crappie Time Fishing, in 2000 while working his day job at Johnson County Community College.
Entrance to Kansas’s 26 state parks to be free of charge for Black Friday as part of #OptOutside movement
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced this week that it will offer free entrance to all Kansas state parks on Black Friday, Nov. 24, as part of the #OptOutside movement.
Three Kansas State anglers will compete for a pair of major titles next week, hoping to add to an already stellar season for the college fishing program.
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Kansas State angler Kyle Alsop put the finishing touches on a stellar career, and he hopes the tradition of winning will continue for years to come.
The senior from Overland Park cemented his legacy as one of the sport’s best college anglers just two weeks ago, becoming the first angler to win multiple college bass fishing national championships.
He accomplished the feat alongside teammate Travis Blenn, of Westmoreland, at the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Alabama’s Lake Wheeler. It was just the second tournament they’ve fished together.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.