Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - catfish Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:11:31 GMT Fishing Guide Services Lead to Lots of Fish and Lots of Fun http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Fishing-Guide-Services-Lead-to-Lots-of-Fish-and-Lots-of-Fun/3061/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/CatDaddy-5.jpg'/><br/> As someone who has fished quite a few Kansas lakes for bass, crappie, walleye and wiper, but never catfish, I took interest in&nbsp;recent stories&nbsp;of monster catfish being caught around the state. Motivated by dreams of reeling in a fish half my size, I decided it was time to try it out. I knew a couple of things about fishing for big cats: 1) I'd need stink bait and 2) I'd need a bigger fishing pole. Instead of buying a new pole, 100-lb test line and risking life and limb with my limited knowledge, I called up&nbsp;R.R. &quot;CatDaddy&quot; Shumway, a local catfish guide based in Topeka. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/8/Fishing-Guide-Services-Lead-to-Lots-of-Fish-and-Lots-of-Fun/3061/ Southeast Kansas Strip Mines, An Outdoorsman's Paradise http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/Southeast-Kansas-Strip-Mines-An-Outdoorsman-s-Paradise/2645/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/strip-mines.jpeg'/><br/> Southeast Kansas is home to some of the most secluded, yet compelling, fishing opportunities in all of Kansas.&nbsp; Known as the Mined Land Wildlife Area, almost 14,500 acres of land and over 200 lakes are home to several species of fish, from catfish and largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and bluegill, to brown and rainbow trout.This area offers ideal fishing and extraordinary wildlife opportunities.&nbsp; Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/13/Southeast-Kansas-Strip-Mines-An-Outdoorsman-s-Paradise/2645/ A Guide to Kansas Catfish: Pink Princess Poles to Noodling http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/12/A-Guide-to-Kansas-Catfish-Pink-Princess-Poles-to-Noodling/2291/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/catsfish1.jpeg'/><br/> One of the first fish I ever caught was a small channel cat out of a creek not far from our farmhouse. I remember reeling it up over the edge of the bridge with my pink princess fishing pole, the smile on my face almost as big as the one plastered on my Dad’s face. To this day I still think catfish are some of the ugliest and creepiest creatures out there, but the opportunities and taste of a Kansas catfish can rarely be exceeded. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/12/A-Guide-to-Kansas-Catfish-Pink-Princess-Poles-to-Noodling/2291/ Fish Kansas! http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/29/Fish-Kansas-/690/ I started fishing in Kansas on a private farm pond in the Red Hills grasslands. Most Kansas anglers fish on private farm ponds, at least some of the time. There are more than 100,000 ponds tucked away in our landscape, providing fantastic fishing opportunities. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/29/Fish-Kansas-/690/