What's In Outdoors Calendar
|All Year||Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info|
Wildlife Habitat Workshop - Sponsored by Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
|February 2-4||Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show. Kansas Expocentre in Topeka|
|Feb 5, 12, 19, 26||Crappie University 2018 - Flyer|
|April 21||Youth Aquatic Education Day - Marina Cove, Council Grove Reservoir|
Fletcher Scott, retired school teacher, outdoor writer, craftsman and hunter education instructor and my first cousin “Jack of all Trades” and master of most of them, Maron McConnell will join us on the show. Fletcher will give us the low down on the history of quail hunting in Alabama and their decline in numbers.
Maron and I display his talent in making serving trays out of native pine he got from the old Russell Mills “Sportswear” factory in Alexander City, Alabama. Slow growing wood, showing the tree rings in tight succession makes for a stronger, higher quality wood and better tray.
Squealers or fiddlers are small channel cat and make a squealing, croaking sound when you take them off the hook. The skies cleared and we were able to spend an enjoyable afternoon on Lake Martin, squealer fishing!
More enjoyment came when we sat down to a traditional southern fish dinner of hush puppies, cole slaw, fried fish and French fries. Cousin Faye’s home made jellies and relishes were so good they made my lips fall in love!
View of my “home away from home” from the drive way of Cousin Bettie and Clarence McMillan’s home on Lake Martin.