A&E’s Duck Dynasty a must watch for hunters
It may be slightly over produced for TV, but the new A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty” joins traditional outdoor values, the modern-day business world and celebrity in a way unmatched even by “Swamp People.”
The Robertson Family’s rise from humble beginnings started in Phil Robertson’s garage 25 years ago. Since patterning the first Duck Commander duck call in Monroe, La., Phil’s family business has grown from his garage to an Outdoor Channel program and most recently A&E’s new reality show.
The Robertson’s offer a great escape for waterfowlers counting down the days until they can hit the blinds. Whether it’s Phil spouting a bit of his expansive old timer wisdom, Willie keeping his rowdy family on track, Si grinding gears to meet a deadline or Jase launching himself at Cajun frogs the show is always entertaining.
Wanna Go Fishing for Millions Sweepstakes Underway
Cabela’s Wanna Go Fishing for Millions sweepstakes is underway in seven Kansas lakes. Milford, Glen Elder, Cheney, Clinton, El Dorado, Cedar Bluff and Hillsdale reservoirs are participating in this year’s contest. The contest began May 5 and gives anglers a chance to win $2 Million or $225 thousand dollars worth of gear by catching tagged fish in 19 states. Last year, Kansas anglers caught 26 tagged fish, the most of any participating state.
Anglers must register at www.cabelas.com/fishformillions and comply with all fishing regulations to take part in the sweepstakes sponsored by Cabela’s, Outdoor Channel, Wanna Go Fishing TV, and Geico.
Three Kansas lakes among the top bass waters in the U.S.
Perry, Wilson and Keith Sebelius Reservoirs ranked 60th, 77th and 87th respectively in a recent Bassmaster.com poll. The study utilized state angler surveys and research data, as well as B.A.S.S. Federation Nation state tournament results and conservation directors rankings.
These aren’t the only Kansas reservoirs featuring solid bass fishing.
“We have a tremendous smallmouth bass fishery at Coffey County Lake, too” Doug Nygren, KDWPT Fisheries Section chief said in a recent KDWPT release. “LaCygne Lake will rival any lake in the state for big largemouths. But Sebelius may be our best because it has smallmouth, spotted, and largemouth bass. And many of our small- to medium-sized lakes always have great bass fishing.”
Many lakes in Kansas feature structure favorable to bass fishing. When fishing around this structure don’t be afraid to throw a crankbait, spinnerbait or jig regardless of what you’re fishing for on any given day.
Barracuda the high-jumper of the fish world?
A recent Outdoor Life article by Gayne C. Young featured this video of a TV producer dodging a 40-pound barracuda.
Barracuda are known to jump when hooked, but it’s a rarity to see any species jumping in the boat. This fish survived the jump unharmed, a testament to the species’ toughness.