What's In Outdoors



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Every Friday morning at 8:15, Phil Taunton will join the KVOE Morning show and let listeners know What’s In Outdoors.

 Below you can listen to past shows and find information relating to all kinds of stuff.  ENJOY!


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What's In Outdoors Calendar

All Year Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info
Nov 30 & Dec. 1 2nd Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous - Flyer

Week of 02-24-17


  • Shane Eustice of Eldorado and Hook em Guide Service will be our guest to discuss early season walleye fishing and the overall fishing forecast for Eldorado Reservoir.


  • Ty Woof and friends hit the jackpot for blue cats while fishing Milford Lake. The five largest fish weighed in at just over 180 pounds with the largest being Ty's personal best at 64.5 pounds!







  • Brian Keith is all smiles while holding the 7 pound largemouth bass his pond just produced.

Brian treated outdoor writer, Brent Frazee and friends to an early fishing adventure that won't soon be forgotten!




Week of 02-17-17

  • What's in Outdoors will interview Rick Hammond of Olpe, who is attending the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and Sports Show. . 

The 2017 NWTF Convention and Sport Show is a 5 day event that runs from February 15th to the 19th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennesse.  This event showcases products like fishing and hunting supplies, lifetime hunts, limited edition guns, original artwork, jewelry, furniture, outdoor equipment and much more etc. in the Sporting Goods, Toys & Games industry.



  • The Aquatic Research and Outreach Center......Emporia State University. 

What a great learning facility for both student, youth and families alike! 







  • A What's in Outdoors "Tip of the Hat" to Jessica Popescu, a science teacher at Seaman High School, the school's fishing team and Steve Woolf with Wild Ks for their efforts in getting students "Outside for a Better Inside!" 

WILD Ks  http://cjonline.com/education/sports/2017-02-11/josh-rouse-student-organization-looks-become-ffa-getting-people-outdoors

Aquatic Education in public schools; A work in progress!
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  • Special thanks to Lori Kohls, Jayce Kohls and Devin Guesnier Otis-Bison school district for helping us out at the Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show. 

Everyone has a great time including the catifsh!


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Week of 02-10-17

  • Will Cokeley former Kansas State University star linebacker is living the dream and doing all he can to get youth and families "Outside for a Better Inside!" - http://cokeleyfarms.com/

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  • At Riverside Gardens - What's in Outdoors will be smelling the roses the next couple of days helping Vickie and the "Flower Girls" at Riverside Gardens gear up for Valentine's Day.
    Please stop in and see what we can arrange for that special Outdoors person in your life! Canine Companions included!

Week of 02-03-17



What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 01-27-17

  • Ned Kehde, fishing pioneer, author, mentor and master of finesse fishing for bass will be on the WIO show. Ned will be a featured presenter at the Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Feb. 3-5 

Here is a link to a recent biographical sketch concerning Ned Kehde


Link to Ned's  Midwest Finesse column that tells  where, when, and how Midwest finesse anglers catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass: all bass species!


Here is a link to the history of Midwest finesse fishing:


Ned knows bass! With fish like this, you don't need to worry about holding your catch close to the camera!



Week of 01-20-17

  • Brandon Thompson, Flint Hills Chapter chairman of Ducks Unlimited will join us to tell all about the local chapter's Emporia Happy Hour at Bruff's Thursday, January 26th and other Chapter activities. 

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  • Gary White of Crappie University will join us on the show to discuss Crappie University, a series of crappie fishing seminars being held at Johnson County Community College beginning on February 7. Listen in and learn all about crappie fishing in our Lakes, Rivers and Reservoirs


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Press Release - 

JCCC brings Crappie University to Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is offering a continuing education course with a new hook, literally, for anyone interested in crappie fishing, beginner to avid.

Called Crappie University and taught by a team of expert crappie-fishing instructors, the 8-hour course encompasses four 2-hour night classes and costs $89 per person. The enrollment fee covers all course materials, including samples of crappie lures and jigheads.  

The JCCC Crappie University begins on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and continues on the Monday night dates of Feb. 13, 20 and 27. Class times are 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and all four classes will be held at JCCC campus in Overland Park, Kan. 

“Crappie fishing is no longer just a cane pole and bobber sport, and the pursuit of this sport fish has never been more popular,” said Crappie University’s founder Gary White. “Across the country, the crappie is gaining on bass as the number one sport fish.”

“Crappie University is not a seminar, it’s an accelerated course in the strategies and techniques for becoming a better crappie angler. Our instructors are the best-of-the-best on their respective topics.”

With the advent of several crappie fishing tournament trails, new and unique ways to catch the species under a variety of conditions are constantly being found and refined. Each Crappie University instructor has a technique he relies on most when the fishing gets tough. From spider rigging and long lining, to dock shooting, pushing crankbaits and other specialty techniques, the course instructors will share their knowledge on how they find and catch crappie. A question-and-answer session is included each night.

“It has been said that 90 percent of the fish are in 10 percent of the water. While that may not be true in every instance, these instructors know exactly where to find the crappie in every season of the year. They are crappie pros and guides who have developed their techniques through trial and error,” added White.

The JCCC Crappie University instructional staff includes Barry Morrow, “the crappie coach.” A retired school superintendent and wrestling coach, Morrow is now a full-time crappie guide in Oklahoma and Missouri. He has been featured on the Sportsman’s Channel and fishes several crappie trails that travel the country. Morrow has won three Crappie Masters events and is the back-to-back winner of the Missouri State Championship. He is known nationwide for helping coach anglers in the art of crappie “catching.”

Another instructor is Lake of the Ozark’s Terry Blankenship, a frequent crappie tournament angler who has won many events over his career. Blankenship is considered one of the best in the country at “dock shooting,” a specialty crappie fishing technique that uses a rod and reel to “shoot” a crappie jig bow-and-arrow style up underneath docks where other techniques can’t reach. Also an expert with marine electronics, he’s been featured in many publication and television shows on a wide variety of crappie fishing topics.

Additional instructors include year-round crappie anglers Kevin Rogers and Jim Dant.

Rogers, in his 25 years as a crappie tournament pro, has racked up 34 event wins in five different states, including a win of the June 2016 Crappie Masters event on Truman Lake. Rogers and his dad Charlie were named the 2016 Crappie Masters national Team of the Year, by accumulating the most points for the season.

Dant, who lives near St. Louis, is also familiar with the winner’s circle. He has 17 Top 3 finishes in crappie tournaments over the past six years. Familiar with many waters in the region, he has great information on best jig colors and techniques.

To enroll in the 2017 Crappie University at Johnson County Community College, call the campus at 913-469-2323.

For more information about Crappie University, visit www.CrappieUniversity.com.


  • Senate Bills 25 and 26 that might affect Kansas outdoorsmen. 

Listen to past shows


  • Monster Sweet Potato Recipe! Courtesy of Lanne Shayes
  • Fish Salad Recipe….. Use as a dip with our favorite cracker or make a sandwich
  • http://www.crappie.com Recipes and stories.
  • Recipe courtesy of Dustin Teasley, KDWPT

Cold Pack Pickled Fish

1 quart fish (rib meat from carp, white bass or drum fillets)….makes around 3 pints.

2 medium yellow onions

3 C Kosher Salt

1 C Port Wine (White but red will work)

1 C Sugar

2 C or more of White Vinegar

2 C Water

2 Tbsp Pickling Spice

Cut meat into pieces no thicker than 1/2”. In a bowl place a layer of salt, then place a layer of fish, then cover that layer with salt. So on and so forth until you have used all the fish and then cover it with salt. Set in fridge 24 hours. Next rinse all salt off fish and place in container covering fish with white vinegar. Set in fridge 24 hours. In a sauce pan, mix 1 C port wine, 1 C sugar, 2 C vinegar, 2 C water, and 2 Tbsp pickling spice and bring to a boil and remove from heat. Clean onions and slice. Once the solution you boiled has cooled, strain out spices. In pint jars create layers of onion and fish until you reach the neck of the jar. Pour cooled solution in jar until all meat and onion is covered. Place ring and lid on jar and set in fridge 24 hours before eating.

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