The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Thursday evening confirmed via a news release the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Geary State Fishing Lake in Geary County.
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.
KDWPT: Many Kansas hunting, fishing licenses to become valid for 365 days after purchase; auto-enroll feature added
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Wednesday announced a new auto-renew feature for the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses that will be available for 2018, as well as a change in how long certain licenses will remain valid.
There’s an old saying that fishing is just a jerk on one end of a line waiting for a jerk on the other end of the line.
For a few hours on the opening morning of rainbow trout fishing at Lake Shawnee, there we were — about 30 jerks sitting there, waiting for another jerk.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced Wednesday evening that Woodson State Fishing Lake is under a new public fish salvage order — allowing anglers to catch fish by by snagging, seine, gig and by hand, with no creel or length limits and no limit to the number of poles that can be used.
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A crowd of onlookers gathered at mid-day Saturday at Lake Shawnee’s east boat ramp as the frigid waters became filled with about half of the more than 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout that were scheduled to be stocked that day. The remainder of the fish were released on the other side of the lake.
If you’re looking to find the best times and days to go fishing, there’s one app I’ve tried that I’ve been super impressed with, and it’s simply called Fishing Calendar.
Fishing guide Clyde Holscher talks strategy for catching rainbow trout on record-setting waters of Lake Shawnee
Local fishing guide Clyde "The Guide" Holscher holds up a big rainbow trout he caught while fishing recreationally on Lake Shawnee. He often fishes with longtime outdoors writer Ned Kehde, using Z-Man Fishing Products to "bass fish for trout" in the body of water known for carrying state-record fish in the past. (Submitted photograph)
Shawnee County Parks and Recreation will once again stock Lake Shawnee with 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout at noon Oct. 28, offering a unique experience for anglers in northeast Kansas.
The trout season officially opens Nov. 1 in Kansas, but the lake will be closed to fishing until Nov. 4 to allow more time for the fish to disperse. This also gives trout anglers more time to prepare and devise the perfect strategy to catch some big fish this fall on the man-made lake.
The shorelines of Lake Shawnee will once again be awash with anglers after the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation department unloads an estimated 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout at 6 a.m. Oct. 28 from the east boat ramp.
Testing and assessment will take place Nov. 18 for prospective game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.