Forecast, Stocking & Reports
Forecast, Stocking & Reports

Want to know where the best place for fishing is today? Here are some helpful links that will help you make your fishing destination decision!

Fishing Reports

Fishing Forecast

Fish Stocking Information

Google KMZ file of KS Fish Attractors

Licenses & Fees
Licenses & Fees

Persons age 16 through 74, who have been bona fide residents of the state for 60 days immediately prior to buying a license, must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas (unless fishing on a private pond not leased for public fishing). All licenses expire Dec. 31 each year, except five-day, lifetime, and 24-hour fishing licenses.

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Special Fish Programs
Special Fish Programs

KDWPT offers different programs that are designed to improve your fishing experience.

Aquatic Education

Pond Management Program


Urban Program

Trout Program

Master Angular Award

F.I.S.H. Program

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Fishing News
  • More Fish Attractors to Hit Kansas Lakes
    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Fisheries Section staff recently launched a new program designed to increase the amount of fish-attracting structure in Kansas public waters. As part of the program, staff will sink approximately 300 “PVC cubes,” to attract fish. The 3-foot by 4-foot by 4-foot cubes are cost-effec ... Read More
  • KDWPT Receives $2.7 Million Grant For Public Access on Private Lands
    PRATT – On August 17, 2015, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $20 million in grants to 15 states to improve and increase wildlife habitat and public access for recreational opportunities on privately-owned and operated farm, ranch and forest lands. The Kansas Department of Wildlif ... Read More
  • Angler Instructor Course at Dodge City August 19
    PRATT – If you’re passionate about fishing and you believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience it, consider becoming one of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) volunteer angler education instructors.A one-day Angler Education Instructor Certification Course, hosted by KDWPT and Fishing’s Future, ... Read More