Fishing tips, locations, forecast to be covered in Salina, Hays events
HAYS -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will host two events of special interest to anglers in northcentral Kansas on March 9 and 14. Called Fishing Information Nights, the events will feature experts on fishing, maintaining fisheries, and locations at reservoirs extending from Cedar Bluff in the west to Milford in the east.

The first event will be held on March 9 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Little Theatre at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center, East Iron Avenue, in Salina. Introductory remarks by Steve Price, Region 1 Fisheries and Wildlife Division supervisor for KDWP, and Brian Underwood of the Salina Parks and Recreation Commission will be followed by information on the 2006 fishing outlook, fishing techniques, and locations at the following regional reservoirs:

  • Milford -- biologist John Reinke;
  • Glen Elder and Lovewell -- biologist Scott Waters; and
  • Wilson and Kanopolis -- biologist Tommie Berger.

Biologists will then take questions from the audience, followed by a program entitled "Walleye Fishing Tips and Tactics," by guest speaker Marc Murrell, KDWP information specialist from the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita.

On March 14, the event will be held from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in the Black & Gold Room of Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union in Hays. Introductory speakers will include Price and Lynn Maska of the Department of Health & Human Performance at Ft. Hays. KDWP fisheries biologists will follow with information on the following reservoirs:

  • Cedar Bluff -- biologist Lynn Davignon;
  • Kirwin, Sebelius, and Webster -- biologist Mark Shaw;
  • Wilson and Kanopolis -- biologist Tommie Berger; and
  • Glen Elder and Lovewell -- biologist Scott Waters.

Again, the fisheries biologists will take questions from the audience, followed by Murrell's walleye program.

These annual events are developed by KDWP Region 1 staff. For more information, phone 785-628-8614.