Trout Fishing Program

Trout Program

The trout season runs Nov. 1 - April 15. During that season, some waters stocked with trout require a trout permit ($14.50) whether fishing for trout or not, and others require a trout permit only for anglers fishing for trout. Waters are listed on the location page. In addition, all residents 16 through 74 years old and non-residents 16 and older must also have a valid fishing license. Trout permits are available HERE. THE PERMIT IS VALID FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR.

Nov 1 - April 15 Stocking.

The Kansas trout season runs Nov. 1 - April 15. Click here to view a listing of trout stocking locations.

After April 15 there still may be some trout in the ponds and lakes around the state. You may trout fish these waters without a trout permit, but the limit of 5 trout a day and 15 in possession is still active. This does not include the waters that are stocked Year-Round.

Year-Round Stocking

Trout fishing at Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit #30 (Cherokee County) requires a trout permit year-round.

YOUTH 15 & UNDER LIMIT: If they do not have a Trout Permit the daily creel limit is 2 trout. If they do have a Trout Permit the daily creel limit is 5 trout.

ADULT LIMIT: The daily creel limit is 5 trout. The possession limit is 15.

Some local governments in areas such as Topeka and Kansas City have their own trout stocking programs. Many of these require a fee, but the state permit is not required. Local city and county recreation departments should have details.

A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout on the following waters from January 1 thru December 31.

LAKES WHERE A TROUT PERMIT REQUIRED OF ALL ANGLERS

Cedar Bluff Stilling Basin***WILL NOT BE STOCKED FOR 2017-18 SEASON

Dodge City Lake Charles

Ft. Scott Gun Park Lake

Glen Elder State Park (SP) Pond

Kanopolis Seep Stream

KDOT East Lake in Wichita

Lake Henry in Clinton SP

Mined Land WA Unit #30

Pratt Centennial Pond

Walnut River Area in El Dorado SP  ***Will not be stocked until area is repaired

Willow Lake at Tuttle Creek SP

Webster Stilling Basin

Sandsage Bison Range and WA Sandpits (Periodically Dry)  ***WILL NOT BE STOCKED FOR 2017-18 SEASON

Vic’s Lake and Slough Creek in Sedgwick County Park

Topeka Auburndale Park

Garnett Crystal Lake

LAKES WHERE A TROUT PERMIT REQUIRED ONLY FOR TROUT ANGLERS

Sherman County Smoky Gardens Lake (Periodically Dry)  ***WILL NOT BE STOCKED FOR 2017-18 SEASON

Solomon River between Webster Reservoir Rooks County #2 Road   ***WILL NOT BE STOCKED FOR 2017-18 SEASON

Ft. Riley Cameron Springs

Lake Shawnee - Topeka

Salina Lakewood Lake

Moon Lake on Fort Riley

Scott State Park Pond

Hutchinson Dillon Nature Center Pond

Atchison City Lake # 1

Belleville City Lake (Rocky Pond)  (Dry) ***WILL NOT BE STOCKED FOR 2017-18 SEASON

Holton-Elkhorn Lake

Syracuse Sam's Pond

Cimarron Grasslands Pits

Colby Villa High Lake

Great Bend Vet's Lake

Meade State Fishing Lake

Kansas Regional Map

Northeast Region Stocking Schedule for 2017-2018 Schedule

Department-owned Waters – Trout Stockings by KDWPT

Northeast Region

Fort Riley

Moon Lake

Fort Riley

Cameron Springs

Tuttle Creek

Willow Lake

Topeka

Auburndale Park

Clinton State Park

Lake Henry

1st Stocking    October 27 October 27 October 27 October 27 October 27
2nd Stocking  November 15 November 15 November 15 November 15 November 15
3rd Stocking December 12 December 12 December 12 December 12 December 12
4th Stocking  January 8 January 8 January 8 January 8 January 8
5th Stocking          
6th Stocking March 5 March 5 March 5 March 5 March 5
Estimated Trout stocked to date          
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-2018 Season 7,000 6,000 7,000 1,000 3,100

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city/county offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Northeast Region Herington
Father Padilla Pond
785-258-2271
Shawnee County
Lake Shawnee
785-251-6800
Holton
Elkhorn Lake
785-364-2721
Atchison
City Lake #1
913-367-5500
1st Stocking October 27 November 1 November 20 November 20
2nd Stocking   February 26    
         
Estimated Trout stocked to date        
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-2018 Season  400 14,000 1,700 2,000 

Northwest Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2017-2018 Season

*At this time Smoky Gardens, Solomon River above Webster, Belleville's Rocky Pond and Cedar Bluff Stilling Basin will not be stocked

Department-owned Waters – Trout Stockings by KDWPT

Northwest Region Webster Reservoir
Stilling Basin
Glen Elder
State Park Pond
Kanopolis
Seep Stream
1st Stocking    October 30 October 30 October 30
2nd Stocking   November 17 November 17 November 17
3rd Stocking December 19 December 19 December 19
4th Stocking   February 6 February 6 February 6
5th Stocking      
6th Stocking March 5 March 5 March 5
Estimated Trout stocked to date      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2017-2018 Season
9,000 3,400 7,000

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Northwest Region Colby
Villa High
785-460-4400
Salina
Lakewood Lake
785-309-5770
1st Stocking December 14  
2nd Stocking February 6   
3rd Stocking xxx  
4th Stocking xxx   
5th Stocking xxx  
Estimated Trout stocked to date    
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
20174-2018 Season
   

South Central Trout Stocking Schedule for 2017-2018 Season

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stocking by KDWPT 

South Central Region El Dorado St Park
River Area
Wichita
KDOT – East Lake
1st  Stocking The conditions at the stream are not able to provide a trout fishing opportunity for this season.  We will evaluate for the 2018-19 season in November. October 27
2nd Stocking     November 28
3rd Stocking   December 13 
4th Stocking   January 11
5th Stocking    February 8
6th Stocking    March 1
     
Total Estimated Trout stocked to date    
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-2018 Season    

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city/county offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

South Central Region Sedgwick County Park
Vic’s Lake
316-660-1780
Sedgwick County
Slough Creek
316-660-1780
Hutchinson
Dillon Nature Center
620-663-7411
1st  Stocking   October 27 October 27 October 27
2nd Stocking  November 14  November 14 November 14 
3rd Stocking   January 11   January 11 December 28 
4th Stocking January 25 January 25 January 11 
5th Stocking      
6th Stocking      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked to date      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2017-2018 Season
9,000 7,400 3,900

Southeast Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2017-2018 Season  

Department-owned Waters -  Trout stockings by KDWPT

Southeast Region Mined Land WA - Unit #30
1st Stocking October 27
2nd Stocking November 27
3rd Stocking December 13
4th Stocking December 27
5th Stocking January 11
6th Stocking February 5
7th Stocking February 28
8th Stocking March 12
   
   
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-18 Season 10,300

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local/city offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Southeast Region Ft. Scott - Gunn Park East Lake
1st Stocking  
2nd Stocking January 25
3rd Stocking  
4th Stocking  
5th Stocking  
6th Stocking  
7th Stocking  
8th Stocking  
   
   
Estimated Trout stocked to date  
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-18 Season 7,700
Southeast Region Garnett Crystal Lake Cherryvale, Tanko
1st Stocking    
2nd Stocking    
     
Estimated Trout stocked to date    
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-18 Season 4900 1600

Southwest Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2017-2018

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stockings Season by KDWPT 

Southwest Region Meade State
Fishing Lake
Scott State Park
Barrel Springs 
Cimarron
Grassland Pits
Pratt
Centennial Pond
1st  Stocking   October 31 October 31 October 31 October 31
2nd  Stocking        November 28 November 28 November 28 November 28
3rd  Stocking     January 3 December 14 January 3 January 3
4th  Stocking       January 31 February 9    January 31     January 31
5th Stocking   February 28 February 21   February 28   February 28
6th  Stocking March 15   March 15 March 15
         
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2016-17 Season  9,500 3,400 3,400 2,600

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Southwest Region Great Bend
Vets Park
620-793-4160 
Dodge City
Lake Charles
620-227-9323
Syracuse
Sam's Pond
620-384-7818 
 1st   Stocking        
 2nd  Stocking       
 3rd  Stocking      
 4th  Stocking        
       
         
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2016-17 Season  3,400 1,700 1,000