Kansas City Star Fishing Report – May 2nd

Fishing Report The May 2nd Missouri/Kansas Fishing report is up at the Kansas City Star website! Finally, the temperature has remained constant and water temperatures are moving towards 60 degrees. Crappie are on the banks and spawning in many lakes. The bass bite is the hottest it has been in…

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Lake Taneycomo Renewed My Love of Fishing

When I was in grade school, fishing was a daily part of my life. Most of my evenings and weekends were spent on the banks of the small pond behind my childhood home. The bass and crappie must have hated me because I fished the pond so much. I loved…

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Smallmouth Bass Fishing Missouri Streams

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Missouri. The mornings are chilly and the orange and red pigments of the leaves are taking over. Big bucks are on my mind, but this past weekend, I took a break from deer and had a smallmouth bass fishing adventure instead. My…

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Trout Fishing Lake Taneycomo

The trout fishing at Lake Taneycomo has been nothing short of spectacular all summer long. On a recent trip in August, Ryan Miloshewski and I, along with our friend Zach Behlmann, absolutely hammered the fish. Although the water wasn’t running Saturday morning, the area just above Monkey Island produced quantities…

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Backyard ’Bows: A Closer Look at Missouri’s Urban Trout Fishing Program

By Ryan Miloshewski If you fancy yourself an avid trout fisherman, Missouri is the state for you. Home to four daily trout parks, a plethora of Ozark streams, and the fabled waters of Lake Taneycomo, there is no shortage of opportunity. What you might not be familiar with is the influx…

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Trout Fishing Lake Taneycomo

“The Devil is in the Details” “Browns pull, rainbows shake,” uttered Captain Steve Dickey. Seconds later, a solid 15-inch Lake Taneycomo brown trout was in the boat. Many a trout have been hooked by these hands, but the perfect description of the fighting nature in the two different species of…

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