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.
Growing up, many outdoors enthusiasts likely had a favorite professional hunter or angler they enjoyed watching on television shows or home video.
If you’ve been fishing long, you’ve probably got a few “Ones That Got Away” in your back pocket.
I’ve got hundreds. Broken lines, thrown hooks, fish tangled up in trees, I thought I’d lost a fish in just about every way imaginable. As it turns out, there’s at least one way I hadn’t.
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.
As someone who spends a lot of his time watching YouTube videos, surfing Facebook pages and perusing online shops for all things fishing, every now and then I see or hear about a piece of new technology that just blows me away.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.