Fishing

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

CFAP

Urban Program

Trout Program

Master Angular Award

F.I.S.H. Program

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Fishing News
  • Crappie Days Are Here Again
    PRATT – If someone wishes you a “crappie day” this time of year and you’re an angler, you accept that wish with a smile. It’s a good thing. Crappie anglers wait all year for late April and early May when water temperatures in Kansas lakes warm to the high 50s and low 60s. That brings one of our most popular sport fish to shallow water to spawn, ... Read More
  • VISIT THESE TROUT FISHING HOT SPOTS
    Feb. 26, 2015Kansas offers trout fishing at more than 30 public fishing lakesPRATT – Winter weather may not be synonymous with fishing for most people, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offers anglers winter trout fishing opportunities that make putting up with the cold worth it.Trout are stocked in select waters during t ... Read More
  • THREE MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR ANGLERS THIS SEASON
    Feb. 12, 2015Fishing is one part luck, two parts preparationPRATT – Fishing is an art, and although it requires a little bit of luck, most great fishing experiences are a result of prior planning and research. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has three must-have angling tools this season that will help you determine ... Read More