News & Announcements

Announcements from Smithville Marine and the boating industry

Extreme Floods Unearth Ancient Bear Skull in Southcentral KansasSource: KDWPT News Update A mid-August kayak trip down the Arkansas River in southcentral Kansas took a fascinating turn for sisters Ashley and Erin Watt when they happened upon a massive skull protruding from a sandbar. It was partially buried nose down, but they immediately knew the shape was unique. When they pulled it from the sand and saw the large teeth of a carnivore, they knew they had something special. With […]
After a wet and sweltering summer, most are breathing a sigh of relief as temperatures cool down and trees begin to change color – a sure sign that fall has arrived. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to enjoy fall foliage through camping, driving tours, hiking, or even canoeing or floating. To help, MDC offers weekly online fall color updates from agency foresters all over the state at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor. Image: Routes along rivers and bluffs, such as this […]
In-stock models include the new Skeeter FXR21 and the Lowe Stinger 198 Favorite. Smithville Marine unveils its 2020 model line-up this weekend featuring the latest introductions and top-selling models from Skeeter, Lowe, and Lund. According to Kent Hinz, “as we enter our fourth year as owners of Smithville Marine, we find the dealership recognized as one of the most reliable family-owned dealerships in the Midwest. Skeeter and Lowe both introduced new boats this year, and Smithville Marine was one of […]
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Reprinted from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism News (Email Newsletter 28 August 2019) Kansas anglers are likely to experience fantastic fishing this fall and winter after what could only be described as a rough spring and summer. The heavy rains and high water levels that kept anglers away provided ideal conditions for many game fish. “A lot of fish that would have been harvested earlier in the year weren’t, so they’re still out there,” said Doug Nygren, […]
Summer may be moving toward autumn, but there’s still time to go fishing and learn about the outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer several free programs in St. Joseph and Kansas City during August and September. MDC’s Discover Nature—Fishing program teaches newcomers the basics about how to catch fish, handle tackle, and where to go fishing. MDC programs in Kansas City will be held in Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, and the programs in St. Joseph will […]
In the News Kent and Stacie, owners of Smithville Marine, attend Skeeter National Dealer Meeting [Details Below] The All-New Lowe Favorite Arrives at Smithville Marine [Details Below] Dennis, Sales Manager, accepts Lowe’s Award for Smithville Marine [Details Below] It’s time to make room for 2020 models! And, that means significant savings for you! There are plenty of hot, summer weekends still left in the boating season, and beautiful fall weekends of fishing and partying on the water are a few […]
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is adding more opportunities for visitors to enjoy programs during the weekends at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., in the heart of Kansas City. The Discovery Center will now be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday, beginning July 1. Previously, the Discovery Center was open two Saturdays every month. “We can now offer more programs on weekends when more people are free to attend,” said Stacey Davis, Discovery […]
Hybrid striped bass stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at some northwest Missouri lakes are reaching a catch-and-keep size, if an angler can reel them in. Hybrids, a cross between white bass and striped bass, are one of the strongest fish swimming in Missouri waters. Most are small now, but they can in time reach a trophy size of 15 to 20 pounds. A six-year stocking program at smaller lakes is complete and will let biologists watch to […]
The Skeeter Demo Team will join Smithville Marine at Smithville Lake on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th to provide demo rides on Skeeter’s 2019 high-performance bass boats. If a new bass boat is in your future, you don’t want to miss this special event. Mark your calendar for our Skeeter  Demo  Day and Enter Our $500 Give-AwayPlus other gifts and prizes during Skeeter Demo Days! Location:  Smithville Laek — Crows Creek Boat Ramp Times:  Friday 11 a.m. – […]
As your family begins to head outdoors during the long-awaited spring season, you may encounter a variety of newborn animals. Though the young wildlife can pull on the heartstrings, and oftentimes appear to be abandoned, that’s usually not the case. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds residents to avoid interfering with newborn or young animals as it can do more harm than good. Image: MDC encourages Missourians to leave young wildlife alone as helping them could do more harm […]
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