A father watched proudly as his young son expertly pitched a Whopper Plopper fishing lure into a glass tank full of water, a crowd watching from the side to see the reactions of the fish suspending inside.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Thursday evening reported that game wardens had confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Rooks County, located just north of Hays in north-central Kansas.
Crappie University is returning to Johnson County Community College in Overland Park for a third straight year to give crappie anglers a crash course on advanced techniques for catching big slabs.
Well, I didn’t have any luck during the trout opener Nov. 3 at Lake Shawnee.
At least not for trout.
Winter is already rearing its ugly head, meaning catfish and other species of fish are using the last month or so before the hard-water season to fill up on any bit of food they can.
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.
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.
A new finesse hardbait just hit the market, and the father of finesse fishing approves.
The pristine waters of the Canadian wilderness, tucked away from civilization, are known to house some of the most ample fisheries in the world.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.