Posts Tagged 'Fish'

Fishing in Kansas gets a little cheaper

Starting Jan. 1, 20201, it will cost a little less to go fishing in Kansas. The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission is changing the daily license fee from $8.50 to $6 for Kansans and from $14.50 to $10 for non-Kansans. The commission hopes the lower prices will bring in more novice and casual anglers. Another change that happens Jan. 1, Kansas children ages 15 and younger can buy a new youth trout permit for […]

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Flying fish: Real fish, but not really flying

There are about 40 species of flying fish, all of which tend to be cigar-shaped with long, wide pectoral fins on either side of their bodies. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of flying fish: “two-wingers,” whose two large pectoral fins comprise most of the flying “lift” surface; and “four-wingers,” which also have two enlarged pelvic fins in addition to the two long pectoral fins. All flying fish have an asymmetrical, vertically forked tail (a […]

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Bass Fishing with Big Drop Shots as a Follow-up to Flipping

The bait probably surprised the fish and triggered a reaction bite, so Greg Hackney set the hook and swung him aboard. Now, nine times out of 10, that name and that scenario would probably mean a stout flipping jig like the namesake Hack Attack Heavy Cover Flipping Jig, but this was different.   Hackney was targeting isolated brush in front of a marina slip with a drop shot — a bulked-up drop shot fitted with […]

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Fish will ‘happily chow down’ all night long

Fall is a great time for fishing and Mike Crowell offers more tips on finding the fish. “For crappie, the best fall tactic is to skip standard tube jigs and work small stick baits and rattle baits,” said Crowell, co-owner of Rose’s Bait & Tackle in West Burlington. Stick baits are usually long and slender and emulate a bait fish. “Crappie are aggressive now,” Crowell said. “For catfish, it never hurts to be aggressive when going after […]

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On fishing: You too can catch Yellowstone cutthroat

Many of you have thanked me for sharing the information about the cutthroat trout recovery in Yellowstone Lake, in Yellowstone National Park. I appreciate your kind words. The week, allow me to explain just what the cutthroat eat in Yellowstone Lake, and then I’ll suggest several spots (from the shore) for you to target and hopefully connect with some of these delightful fish. Yellowstone cutthroat are known to eat aquatic insects, minnows (sculpin, sucker, whitefish) […]

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FWC stocks Lake Marian with largemouth bass

In June, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management stocked almost 7,000 largemouth bass fingerlings in Lake Marian to further enhance the species’ population. Lake Marian is a 5,739-acre lake that is part of Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in Osceola County. It is a productive fishery that has historically been known for crappie fishing but also has a quality bass fishery. The largemouth bass stocked by FWC biologists […]

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