Legions of Missouri fishermen can’t wait for March 15 to arrive. That’s when the paddlefish-snagging season opens each year at spots such as Table Rock, Truman and Lake of the Ozarks and their tributaries.
Looking for a place to fish? In Missouri, head to Truman Lake for some outstanding crappie fishing. In Kansas, Wilson Lake is producing good fishing for walleyes, white bass, white perch and channel catfish.
It was a frigid day when Gary Stanton and Lee Brown competed in a national walleye tournament March 6-7 at Stockton Lake. But they ended up with a warm feeling after beating the elements and the other 22 teams from 10 states for first place.
Calvin Johnston, who lives in Olathe, landed a 38-pound, 7-ounce, 36 1/2 inch brown — the biggest ever recorded on the White River and the third largest ever taken in Arkansas, according to fisheries officials with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
If you're like most snow riders, you paid a lot for your skis or snowboard. It was an expensive investment. Like most investments, especially those involved with sports and recreation, equipment needs occasional personal care.
There's no shortage of activity monitors on the market, but most focus on function instead of fashion. If you're wearing something 24 hours a day, though, why not make it an attractive accessory? That's what the Misfit Shine device is all about. A monitor with a 3-axis accelerometer to measure sleep, steps, calories, distance and food intake, the Shine is made from anodized aluminum and can fit into several different compatible, interchangeable holders such as a wristband and even a necklace. It's also available in a range of attractive colors, from seaglass blue to champagne.
Hooking the carabiners of my harness to the zip line trolley, our guide told me to step off the platform and allow my weight to sink on the steel cable. After getting his OK, I grabbed the handles of the trolley, raised both feet and let myself go.