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Fishing report for May 26

Bass are hitting topwater lures at Missouri reservoirs Table Rock, Norfork and Lake of the Ozarks. Walleye fishing has been excellent at Wilson Reservoir in central Kansas.

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Fishing Tournament Trail

The Fishing Tournament Trail reports results of fishing tournaments and notices of upcoming events. To report either, email bfrazee@kcstar.com or call 816-234-4319 before noon on Mondays. For results, please include spellings and hometowns of the first two places and the big-bass winner, with number of fish, weight and winnings.

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Meet the lord of the (bass) flies

Kevin Kurz has fly fished for most of his life, and has owned his fly shop since 1987. Through his business, he organizes trips to exotic locations, creating lifetime memories. But he knows that you don’t have to go exotic to catch fish on a fly rod. He regularly catches bass, big bluegills and crappies on flies in Kansas farm ponds.

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Fishing report for May 19

Recent rains have slowed fishing at reservoirs in northeastern Kansas, but fish are still being caught at Ozarks bodies of water such as Stockton and Table Rock.

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Lightweight jacket perfect for rainy weather

Out on the trails, nothing can turn a fun day into a miserable one faster then getting cold and wet. When unexpected showers come, it's nice to have a lightweight cover that that will keep you comfortable on the move. The Tantrum Hooded Jacket from Outdoor Research is just that, a super lightweight jacket (5.2 ounces) that can easily be stowed away in a backpack - or worn snuggly against your back with its integrated waist belt - until needed.

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A simple plan to strengthen your core

Core strength, though it has been a hot term in the fitness industry for more than a decade, has unfortunately become synonymous with six-pack abs. Those are nice, but the core doesn't stop where your shirt hem ends. In fact, for women, the core pretty much starts there.

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Take that first step to being a runner

You can hardly live in the Dallas area without being at least minimally aware of runners. They're everywhere, and how could they not be? The weather is run-worthy almost every day; trails abound, as do running stores, clubs and organizations. If you are mulling joining the running brigade, you probably have a few questions.

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Fly fishing for bass

Kevin Kurz, owner of K&K Fly Fishers in Overland Park, offers tips on how to catch bass on a fly rod. Video by Brent Frazee, bfrazee@kcstar.com
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Fly fishing for bass

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Spring bass fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

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Exploring Bennett Spring State Park