Outdoors

Outdoors

Fishing report for May 25

A weekly report on angling prospects for selected lakes in Missouri and Kansas

Outdoors

With lots of options, adventurers should go with Fuji Jari Gravel Bike

If you're looking to buy a new bike, you can quickly become overwhelmed with choices. Forget all the manufacturers – just consider the types of bikes you need to consider: road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, touring bikes, fat-tire bikes, cyclo-cross bikes, beach cruisers and commuters all offer something unique. So do we really need another category to muddy the water? The Fuji Jari Gravel Bike is based on a more traditional road bike, but it's designed to also be ridden off-asphalt on gravel, crushed limestone, and compressed dirt paths, in addition to the roads.

Outdoors

It's OK to be empowered by powerlifting

At her other gym, longtime runner Louise Vogel didn't feel anything like a power lifter. She would venture into the weightlifting area, hoodie pulled over her head, the cover of darkness hiding her small frame, and grab a barbell, the only woman among 50 guys.

Outdoors

How to stay in shape when you're traveling

Whether you're on the road for work or vacationing with friends and family, keeping up with fitness goals can prove rather difficult when you're traveling. But that doesn't mean you should let all your hard work go to waste just because you are on the go. To help you maintain your fitness regimen while entertaining a busy schedule and living out of a hotel room, we asked Edwin Santiago, body architect at Anatomy at 1220 in Miami, for some quick and effective workout tips for traveling.

Outdoors

Debug Ground Cover helps eliminate insects from camping

The term "debug" is best known for what's done to software before introducing it to the public. But for those who like to spend time in the outdoors, the term is wishful thinking: How much nicer would it be to spend time outside without pesky insects? The clothing manufacturer Toad&Co. had those same yearnings, and it has created a blanket that will help keep those biting nuisances away when you're enjoying the outdoors. The Debug Ground Cover features Insect Shield, an effective and odorless insect repellent that's built into the fabric. It's safe for humans and pets – and even insects (it doesn't kill them, just repels them).

Videos

Fishing conditions in the KC area heading into Memorial Day weekend

Bob Mattucks, a fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, discusses the effects of recent rainfall and which fish are biting right now in the Kansas City area.
Tom Smith Special to The Star
Fishing conditions in the KC area heading into Memorial Day weekend 1:10

Fishing conditions in the KC area heading into Memorial Day weekend

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen 0:47

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen

KC Boat & Sportshow opens with a splash 2:05

KC Boat & Sportshow opens with a splash

New at Boat & Sportshow: indoor zip line, Food Truck Mafia 1:51

New at Boat & Sportshow: indoor zip line, Food Truck Mafia