The fish are back at Tuttle Creek, and so are the fishermen
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- At the age of 73, Verl Stevens is going back to the ways of his past. He fished for crappies at Tuttle Creek Reservoir some 50 years, and still has good memories of catching stringers of big fish in no time at all. But over the years, that action slacked as the reservoir aged and dramatic water releases during flood years damaged fish populations. So Stevens turned his interests to fishing for other species at nearby reservoirs. Now, however, the crappies are back at Tuttle Creek. And so are Stevens and many other fishermen. '"This is the best crappie fishing we've seen in years," Stevens said as he pulled his boat into a cove. "For years, it was down and I had lost...