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
  • Fishing’s Future Announces Catch-Photo-Release Contest for Youth Anglers
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS – Fishing’s Future, a national organization aimed at getting more families outdoors, is proud to announce the national launch of the 2015 Catch-Photo-Release contest for youth anglers. Contest requirements are simple. All a young angler has to do is catch a fish, photograph it, release it, and write an essay, in 2 ... Read More
  • Flathead Handfishing Season Open to Adventure-seekers
    PRATT – To explore the unknown and murky depths of a catfish nest, to be willing to wrestle a male flathead to the water’s surface bare-handed, to feel the unforgiving grinding of a bristly tooth patch rubbing against your skin ­- that is handfishing. “Handfishing is a challenging sport that only a small portion of our anglers are willing ... Read More
  • Two Salina High School Students Win State Fishing Championship
    MILFORD – Nickolas Davenport and Hunter Baird, members of the Salina Stix Fishing Team, took first place at the 2015 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship at Milford Lake in Junction City May 31. One of 14 teams, the first place duo was able to tip the scales in their favor by reeling in three bass that weighed a combined 6 pounds and ... Read More