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May Is Master Angler MonthPRATT – Dedicated anglers fish for the love of fishing. Whether they take some fish home to eat or practice catch and release, all anglers enjoy preserving the memories of special moments on the water. Just mention fishing to a dedicated angler and you’re sure to see a smartphone appear with photos from a recent trip. And there’s another way to ... Read More
Zebra Mussels Found in Osage State Fishing LakeTOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Osage State Fishing Lake in Osage County. While becoming familiar with sonar equipment, KDWPT game wardens located a submerged vehicle in the lake. The car was confirmed as having been stolen. While removing it from the ... Read More
Bathymetric Maps Help Kansas AnglersPRATT – What’s a bathymetric map, you ask? Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of lake or ocean floors. So, it’s really a topographical map of the lake’s floor, and those maps have traditionally only been available for our larger reservoirs. However, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists have been ... Read More