Our interaction with water varies over the year. So here we have grouped our Wading Sports articles about wading and paddling pursuits by season.



By Bob Marsh | February 12, 2021

Today is the first day of the lunar year and an important holiday to Asians throughout the world. It’s easy to understand why this is a special holiday – the moon’s…

There is No Place Like Home

By Bob Marsh | February 10, 2021

We eagerly anticipate a new year ahead, but in February time on the water – wading, paddling, fishing – seems very far away.  February is a good time for thinking…


Exploring Kansas Homewaters: Wyandotte County Lake

By Bob Marsh | March 9, 2023

Imagine watching migrating swans in February and paddling your canoe among blooming lily pads a fewmonths later. Within half an hour of downtown Kansas City. How can that be possible?…

March 5, 2023 – John’s Fishing Outing

By G.B. Heron | March 8, 2023

John Self caught a Blue Catfish while fishing with his daughter, Charlotte, in the river trails along Mud Creek. Sunday March 5th was a windy day with a high temperature…

Mushroom Hunting Tips From a Heron

By Bob Marsh | February 21, 2023

A Great Blue Heron Guide to Mushroom Hunting Mushroom Folklore Walk quietly, and carry . . . nothing!No, herons don’t hunt for mushrooms. But if they did, they would probably…

Trout in the Parks

By Bob Marsh | February 15, 2021

March 1 rarely feels like “spring” in the Midwest.  But in Missouri, the opening of the trout parks is a welcome end to winter.  These parks offer clear flowing spring…


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Return to Cheyenne Bottoms

By Bob Marsh | February 22, 2021

For those of you who grew up waterfowl hunting in Kansas, the map above this article should bring a nostalgic smile. It is a map of Cheyenne Bottoms – one…

Wading Safely in the Duck Marsh

By Bob Marsh | February 22, 2021

There are many articles discussing how to wade safely while fly fishing in swift water. There are warnings about wearing waders in a boat.   And everyone should know about the…