Freshwater drum is one of the more commonly overlooked gamefish in Kansas reservoirs, but its fighting nature and tasty white meat make it a highly underrated species.
Several Kansas anglers fished earlier this summer in the 2017 Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tenn.
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.
Anglers will have about a week of fantastic fishing opportunities to kick off the month before things start to cool down, according to the Farmer’s Almanac’s Fishing Calendar.
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Big game and turkey regulations and an update on current Kansas Walleye Initiative efforts will be among topics discussed Aug. 10 at the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission’s public meeting at Cheney State Park.
Waves of humid June heat can be seen rolling over the blacktop parking lot out the window as Pat and Tammi Pierce sit side-by-side in a cool booth at Panera Bread.
A shared drink perspires between the two of them, a beet-red shade of lipstick around the rim of the straw, as they discuss the past, and look forward to the future.
For years, Pat Pierce was responsible for getting letters to the right place while working for the U.S. Postal Service.
Now, as a retiree, he’s just looking for the right place to find fish.
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During a tough day of fishing recently in some heavily weeded waters, I tried out a few new lures with varied results.
One of the better plastic baits I tried out was a Tightlines UV Whisker series crawdad in blue with purple tip. I used a Texas rig hook and hid the tip of the hook in the plastic body of the crawdad. I used a bullet weight near the hook to sink the butt end of the crawdad, leaving the head of the crawdad floating a bit.
Bullfrog season leapt into action July 1 in Kansas, with many taking to the waters to search out the delectable amphibians.
After our last epic fish-off, a change of scenery led the boys to a narrow victory Thursday as my best friend Brendan and I battle against our significant others for fishing supremacy at Shawnee State Fishing Lake.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.