Spring spawn draws crappie into wading waterPRATT — One of the most anticipated angling opportunities in Kansas is the spring crappie spawning period, usually from late April through May. The cool spring of 2011 may have delayed this year’s run, but warmer weather is in the forecast, and crappie are on the move. Reports from many reservoirs ha ... Read More

Two fatalities, two near-misses were all avoidablePRATT — Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) natural resource officers worked three boating-related incidents in the past week, two of which were fatal. The first incident occurred at Marion Reservoir in Marion County at 1:41 p.m. on Friday, April 29, killing a 70-year-old man when th ... Read More

Fishing license a great gift for outdoors womanPRATT — Mother’s Day is May 8, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has the perfect gift for the outdoors woman in the family — a Kansas fishing license. Whether Mom loves to relax on the bank and enjoy some of the best channel, flathead, and blue catfishing in the Midwest, or if ... Read More

11.02-pound fish beats old record by nearly a poundTOPEKA — What can a brawny rainbow trout do when confronted with the skill and determination of a seasoned angler? Not much, as it turns out. Angling skill conquered brawn when Bob Lorson hooked his dream rainbow trout in the waters of Lake Shawnee, Topeka. Lorson, a Topeka resident and ferven ... Read More

266 officers now on Kansas Law Enforcement Officers MemorialTOPEKA — The 29th Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held Friday, May 6, at noon on the south steps of the Statehouse grounds in Topeka. Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. and Attorney General Derek Schmidt will present remarks at the ceremony honoring three la ... Read More

Tagged fish worth big bucksSIDNEY, Neb. — Get out your shiny lures and round up some night crawlers. Cabela’s, along with the Outdoor Channel — Wanna Go Fishing TV — and supporting sponsors have announced “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?”, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win millions of dollars in cash and prizes by enjoying one of America’ ... Read More