Fisheries Research

Fisheries Research

Below are Current research projects. For copies of past research reports click HERE

2013 Kansas Licensed Angler Survey Report (PDF - 3.18 MB)

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) conducts periodic surveys of its licensed anglers to maintain current information about the fishing characteristics, preferences, and attitudes of its anglers.  One goal of the 2013 Kansas Licensed Angler Survey was to get information about special topics including: socialization into fishing, walleye and crappie management, and harmful algal-blooms.  Also, KDWPT wanted to know angler demographics and their fishing participation and characteristics; these questions were similar to previous surveys to identify trends.  Regularly obtaining human dimensions data from our angling constituents is as important as spring electrofishing, fall test netting, and creel surveys.