The Hutchinson News’ Amy Bickel and Jason Probst will autograp books Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Hutchinson News’ Amy Bickel and Jason Probst will autograp books Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The two wrote the book “The Complete Guide to Kansas Fishing,” which was released in fall 2011. Bickel and Probst wrote about personal experiences, and interviewed the fishing experts at each of Kansas’ reservoirs, as well as for a number of small lakes and rivers. The book includes in-depth profiles of Kansas' 25 large reservoirs, the best river fishing, including public access points, a comprehensive listing of small lakes and their profiles, along with topographic maps of each large reservoir to help you find where the fish are hiding. A full-color illustrated fish guide includes length and creel limits to keep you out of trouble. An avid hunter and angler, Amy Bickel has been writing outdoor stories for Kansas newspapers for 13 years. When she isn't fishing (and when she is), she and her husband, John, are busy raising twin girls, Brett and Kaci. A lifelong hunting, fishing, and outdoor enthusiast, Jason Probst has been writing and editing news stories for 10 years. Jason and his wife, Kim, share their love of the outdoors with their two children, Erica and Mitchell. Bickel also will be on hand to sign the book “Dead Towns of Central and Western Kansas .” The book, published by The Hutchinson News, was released at Christmas 2011. It includes 40 in-depth stories, with maps and photographs, of extinct towns in the western half of Kansas. She’s been chronicling the history of Kansas towns on Sundays in The News for the past three years.