Fishing Tournament Trail for Sept. 30

Reports of upcoming events or results can be made by emailing bfrazee@kcstar.com or by calling 816-234-4319 by noon Monday. Results should include spellings of names and hometowns of the first two places and the big-fish winner. Upcoming events should include the lake, sanctioning body of the tournament, time, date, takeoff site, entry fee and a contact number for more information.


Best fly-fishing lures for warm-water species

Kevin Kurz has been to some of the best fly-fishing locations in the world. But he knows there are hidden gems right here in his backyard. Kurz, who owns K&K Flyfishers in Overland Park, will tell you that you don’t have to fish cold-water rivers and streams to get in on some great fishing.


Fishing report for Sept. 25

Brent’s best bet: Whether it be above or below the dam, Truman Lake is providing good fishing this week. Below the dam, wipers, crappies and channel catfish are hitting live bait. On the reservoir, the fishing for white bass and hybrids has been good where fish are surfacing. Catfish also are being caught on jug lines.


Birds win in fight over wind farm near northwest Missouri wildlife refuge

Oregon-based Element Power’s has dropped its $400 million plan to build Missouri’s largest wind farm in Holt County. It had been criticized from the beginning because of the site’s proximity to the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City. Opponents feared a slaughter if migratory birds flew into the 350-foot-high turbines.

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