Ruben Ramirez sent me an email last weekend asking me a few questions about the column I wrote about my experiences rainbow trout fishing at Lake Shawnee.
After receiving an email from a reader recently about fishing in Shunga Creek, I thought it would be fun to head back to Big Shunga Park in southwest Topeka and walking the creek again to see how I could do.
I received a cool email from Rick Towers recently regarding the Shunga Creek.
As you may recall, I wrote a column earlier this year about my experience fishing on the Shunga — and my surprise when I actually caught some decent bass on it.
The founder of one of the largest sporting goods companies in the world is set to open up the “Disney World of the Outdoors” just 3 1/2 hours away from Topeka.
DOVER — People wrongly believe Kansas is nothing but flat farmland — a flyover state, they say.
That assertion couldn’t be further from the truth, as the state has an overwhelming abundance of beautiful land features, including the majestic Flint Hills, the Big Basin Prairie Preserve, Rock City and the Wakarusa Wetlands.
Among the natural landmarks dotting the map is the native stone scenic byway along K-4 and K-99 highways, in particular Echo Cliff Park, 24927 Echo Cliff Road. The area is made up of sandstone bluffs that wind along Mission Creek in Wabaunsee County, about a 1 1/2 miles west of Dover. It has a rich Indian history, according to the Kansas Sampler Foundation, and arrowheads have been found in the area that date back to 800 to 1000 A.D., when the Woodland Indians resided in the area.
Kansas State researchers made an interesting discovery recently while studying 112 species of live-bearing fish — that males and females evolve differently.
Michael Tobler, associate professor of biology at K-State, and Zach Culumber, a former K-State postdoctoral research associate, found that female evolution in the Poeciliidae family of fish was influenced more strongly by natural selection and the environment, while male evolution was influenced more by sexual selection — characteristics that females find desirable or that makes them superior competitors — according to a news release from the university.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.