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 2016-17 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

Willow Lake at Tuttle Creek SP

Webster Stilling Basin

Sandsage Bison Range and WA Sandpits (Periodically Dry)  ***WILL NOT BE STOCKED FOR 2016-17 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 2016-17 SEASON

Solomon River between Webster Reservoir Rooks County #2 Road

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 2016-17 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    (estimated Nov 1)          
2nd Stocking          
3rd Stocking          
4th Stocking           
5th Stocking          
6th Stocking          
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 estimated Nov 1 estimated Nov 1    
2nd Stocking        
3rd Stocking        
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   (estimated Nov 1)      
2nd Stocking      
3rd Stocking      
4th Stocking        
5th Stocking      
6th Stocking      
Estimated Trout stocked to date      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2017-2018 Season
9,000 3,400 7,000

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contract 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    
2nd Stocking    
3rd Stocking xxx  
4th Stocking xxx   
5th Stocking xxx  
Estimated Trout stocked to date    
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
20174-2018 Season
1,000  

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 Will not be stocked until stream is repaired*** (estimated Nov 1)
2nd Stocking    
3rd Stocking    
4th Stocking    
5th Stocking    
6th Stocking    
7th Stocking     
     
Total Estimated Trout stocked to date    
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-2018 Season   5,200

 

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   (estimated Nov 1) (estimated Nov 1) (estimated Nov 1)
2nd Stocking      
3rd Stocking       
4th Stocking      
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:  Pounds of trout stocked

Date Mined Land WA - Unit #30 Ft. Scott - Gunn Park East Lake Garnett Crystal Lake Cherryvale, Tanko
Oct 15 - Oct 31 700      
Nov 1 - Nov 14 700 400 1500 500
Nov 15 - Nov 30        
Dec 1 - Dec 14 700 725    
Dec 15 - Dec 31 750 400    
Jan 1 - Jan 14   400   500
Jan 15 - Jan 31 600 400    
Feb 1 - Feb 14   400    
Feb 15 - Feb 28 700 400 1500  
Mar 1 - Mar 14 700 400    
Mar 15 - Mar 31 700 400    
Apr 1 - Apr 14 700 400    
Apr 15 - Apr 30        
TOTAL 6250 4725 3000 1000

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 (estimated Nov 1)        
2nd  Stocking         
3rd  Stocking            
4th  Stocking            
5th  Stocking            
6th  Stocking        
Estimated Trout stocked to date         
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        
       
 Estimated Trout stocked to date        
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2016-17 Season  3,400 1,700 1,000