New for 2016

ANS-DESIGNATED WATERS Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) waters are defined as waters containing prohibited species such as Asian carp, white perch, and/or zebra mussels. Fish may not be transported alive from ANSdesignated waters (see Page 30). Zebra mussels were found in Pomona Reservoir, Paola City Lake (Lake Miola), and Wellington City Lake in 2015.

FREE FISHING DAYS 2016 Free Fishing Days are June 4 and 5. 

SETLINES A setline may now be anchored with a 25-pound weight, marked with a float made of a closed-cell material. 

FISH LADDERS No person may fish or collect bait within, cast fishing line or throw nets into or over, or trespass with the intent of fishing within a fish passage, fish ladder or fishway. A fish passage, fish ladder, or fishway is defined as a structure that facilitates the natural migration of fish upstream on, through or around an artificial barrier or dam. 

BLUE CATFISH SLOT LIMIT AT EL DORADO A slot length limit for blue catfish is in effect at El Dorado Reservoir, protecting fish between 25 and 35 inches long. The five fish daily creel limit may include no more than 2 fish 35 inches long or longer.