Most fishermen would be happy with a catch of five channel catfish weighing almost 30 pounds. But Cole and Clay Schmidt…well, they were expecting a little more when they competed in a recent Catfish Chasers tournament at Council Grove Lake. The brothers from Alma,...read more
What in the world has happened to Missouri’s turkey hunting? Many hunters remember the early 2000s, when harvest of the regular season and the youth segment combined routinely totaled more than 50,000 annually. In 2004, it soared to an impressive 60,744. But that was...read more
I have to admit that my first meeting with Patrick McManus was a bit of disappointment. When I sat next to him at an Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) conference years ago, I expected to be entertained. He was, after all, the humor writer who was my hero. ...read more
Have you heard the one about the man-eating catfish in Lake of the Ozarks? How about the huge bull shark that was caught at Glen Elder Lake in north-central Kansas? Or the 346-pound catfish caught in the Mississippi River? Fake, fake, fake. On April Fool’s Day, we...read more
The fishing world is mourning the loss of one of its greats. Guido Hibdon, one of the top all-time competitors in pro bass fishing, passed away March 10 after a long fight with cancer. Guido, who lived at Lake of the Ozarks, accomplished it all on the pro circuit. On...read more
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