Kansan fights for life as riptide takes him, waves capsize kayak at Gulf of Mexico fishing tournament
Two northeast Kansas anglers gained a newfound respect for the power of nature this fall during a pair of saltwater kayak fishing tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ozawkie resident’s ‘$4,000 fish’ wins wild kayak fishing tournament at Gulf of Mexico following hurricane
Ozawkie residents Isaac Jaap, 35, and Cody Simecka, 36, took off on the journey of a lifetime earlier this fall, a 12-day fishing trip spanning more than 3,000 miles that included a pair of saltwater kayak fishing tournaments.
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.
The “Fishing Planet” simulation video game has been hailed as one of the top fishing games on the market today, especially after making its jump to PlayStation 4 (free to play, no less!) in August.
However, an update that took place early Tuesday morning adds even more content to the already successful game, including kayak rentals, new fish species and topwater and night fishing.
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.
The Kansas Crappie Club was in action again Saturday at the Toys for Tots benefit tournament and toy drive on Clinton Lake.
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.
Ten crappie fishing teams took the water for a good cause Nov. 11 on a cold, windy day at Lake Perry.
Dustin Hobbs and Will Bevan took first place last weekend in the Kansas Crappie Club’s Veterans Day Shootout tournament with a seven-fish limit weighing 8.15 pounds. The team of Chris Morgan, Parker Still and Mike Roberts took second place with 7.15 pounds, while Shane Eustice, Don Beckstrom and Randy Wheeler took third with 7.02 pounds and had the big fish with a 1.61-pound slab.
Ducks Unlimited released information on its Kansas state convention, as well as several upcoming events set to take place in northeast Kansas.
The 2018 State DU Convention will run from Feb. 23-25 at Great Wolf Lodge and Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.
There will be a gun show Dec. 9-10 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Tickets are $12 at the door for adults and $4 for kids.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.