Finding each species’ comfort zone can go a long way toward filling your stringer or the livewell in your boat.
Looking for a lake or river where you go fishing and fill your stringer? Here is a guide to some of the spots that promise to produce good fishing this spring.
Josh McCullough knew the Johnson County Park and Recreation District had stocked some big rainbow trout in Kill Creek Lake this year. But not this big.
Brent's best bet: Though ice still covers many of the area reservoirs, the dock fishing for crappies has been good at several locations. In Kansas, try the marinas at Pomona and Melvern lakes. In Missouri, the fishing has been very good off the private docks at Lake of the Ozarks.
Evan McAnally spent days afield last deer season, as much to gather good video as to eventually put venison in his freezer. But it was weeks after the season and McAnally, of Wichita, didnt have his regular video camera along when he got footage of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Roaring River is still a fountain of youth for Leo Steinbrecher, who is 93. He has fished the Missouri trout park for more than 40 years now, and fished Bennett Spring before that. So it’s little wonder that he was excited Saturday when he was chosen the honorary starter for opening day at Roaring River.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is in the fish business, stocking 165,000 rainbow trout at Roaring River State Park each year.
Cold and a possibility of snow or freezing rain won’t keep fishermen from opening the season on schedule Saturday.
Two bills in Missouri General Assembly would create a legislative committee that could review Department of Conservation’s actions, while another would expand the size of the Conservation Commission.
Brent’s best bet: Fishermen at Coffey County Lake have benefited from the cold. The power plant has been generating regularly, and that means warm water has been flushed into the lake. With water temperatures on the rise, the fishing has been excellent for white bass and very good for largemouth bass.
Randy Howell of Springville, Ala., knew it would take an unbelievable day of fishing to take the Bassmaster Classic championship. And that’s what he got, winning the title by 1 pound.
Michael O’Keefe isn’t kidding when he says he has birds on the brain. He loves to take a hike and explore the world where songbirds, raptors and waterfowl live.
Great Backyard Bird Count shows that birding has international appeal.
Picture this: a major high-school tournament that takes place on a Missouri lake instead of in a gym, stands packed with spectators watching weigh-ins, letter jackets with an emblem of a bass on the sleeve and college scholarships given out to prep standouts who know how to handle a fishing rod.
It’s been a wild week at Lake Guntersville in Alabama, site of the Bassmaster Classic. It has gone from snow last week to temperatures in the upper 60s this week. When the three-day tournament opens Friday, Brent Chapman of Lake Quivira hopes the warmth will be enough to boost him to his first title in the championship event.
Brents best bet: Its beginning to look like spring at Coffey County Lake in eastern Kansas. With warm water flowing into the lake from the power plant, the fish are getting active. This week, the fishing has been good for largemouth, smallmouth and white bass.
Cold, ice and snow kept the crowd down, but the Johnson County trout opener was still a success for those who didn’t mind braving winter’s worst.
At a time when schools, churches and other organizations throughout northern Missouri were canceling events because of the weather, Tory Mason knew the clinic he had organized was in good shape. Temperatures in the teens? Wind chills around zero? Snow and ice? No problem. When you’re holding an ice-fishing clinic, that’s ideal weather.
The trout season will open early this year at Shawnee Mission, Heritage and Kill Creek lakes despite ice.
Cold weather keeps the ice on the lakes, affects the winter fishing.
Missouri is the best in the nation at recruiting and retaining hunters. At a time when many states are steadily losing hunters, the Show-Me State is still gaining.
The Ozarks region is renowned for its shallow, scenic float streams. Whether you'e traveling by canoe or by johnboat in search of fishing adventure, the area has plenty to offer. Here are 20 rivers and creeks that offer great floating.
Looking for a way to hike into Missouri's outdoors? Here are plenty of options.
“Trouble for Conservation Brewing in Missouri Legislature,” read the online message. It struck a worried, angry tone typical of recent reactions from many hunting and wildlife groups to two new pieces of legislation proposed by Republican lawmakers. The “trouble” is a pair of resolutions that call for a state referendum granting Missouri lawmakers the expanded right to change rules made by state agencies.