Fishing

Forecast, Stocking, Reports & Attractor GPS'
Forecast, Stocking, Reports & Attractor GPS'

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

Bathymetric Maps

Google KMZ file of KS Fish Attractors

Google KMZ file of KS Artificial Fish Attractors

Licenses & Fees
Licenses & Fees

Fishing Applications and 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.

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

View All Programs

Fishing News
  • KDWPT To Stock More Trout, More Often This Season
    PRATT – You’re not seeing double and that’s not a typo. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Fisheries Division staff will provide trout anglers with more fish, more often this season. In years past, KDWPT-managed trout waters would receive four stockings of fish over the course of the trout season. This year, KDWPT-managed ... Read More
  • Kansas Anglers Fish Free June 3-4
    PRATT – In accordance with National Fishing and Boating Week, June 3-11, Kansas anglers will fish for free on June 3 and 4. That means that anyone may fish in Kansas without a fishing license. Landowner permission is necessary to fish any private ponds or streams unless they are enrolled in the F.I.S.H. program.Kansas Department of Wildlife, Pa ... Read More
  • May Is Master Angler Month
    PRATT – Dedicated anglers fish for the love of fishing. Whether they take some fish home to eat or practice catch and release, all anglers enjoy preserving the memories of special moments on the water. Just mention fishing to a dedicated angler and you’re sure to see a smartphone appear with photos from a recent trip. And there’s another way to ... Read More

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