In the Midwest, Hale has fished Missouri’s Lake Taneycomo, Oklahoma’s Lake Fort Gibson and the beautiful Sandhills region near Hyannis, Neb., as well as Devil’s Lake and Lake Francis Case in the Dakotas and Iowa’s Clear Lake.
He’s fished for redfish and sheepshead at the Gulf of Mexico in Mississippi, journeyed to Lake Mead in Nevada and even traveled up to Alaska for salmon fishing near Ketchikan. Other notables from his trips include a giant Musky he caught at Lake Chippewa in Wisconsin and his biggest ever Northern pike, caught on East Lost Lake in Minnesota. He recently caught his first wiper during a trip to Pueblo, Colo. Hale already has plans to fish in September at Savannah, Ga., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
“It’s a really neat way to see the whole nation,” Hale said in an interview with Zantvoort. “I get to see some really pretty country and make a lot of new friends. It’s a lot of fun.”
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Leavenworth State Lake to be drawn down
Leavenworth State Fishing Lake near Tonganoxie is being drawn down so that work on its spillway can be completed.
The lake level eventually will drop 8 feet below its normal level. It will remain open to anglers and paddle boaters, but the boat ramp will be unusable for trailered boats. The outlet valve will be closed when the project is complete, which will take several months.
The 160-acre fishing lake will refill naturally with rainwater and runoff.