Three meetings left, including Topeka, Kansas City, and Junction City
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks staff has been conducting a series of public meetings around the state this spring to describe and hear comments on several fishing regulation changes under consideration. The meetings also include discussion of several fishing-related issues that have been proposed by the public but are not yet assembled in draft recommendation form.

Public participation is encouraged to help refine recommendations and guide development of future regulations. Draft recommendations to be discussed focus on changes in regulations governing fishing tournaments, trout permitting, paddlefish snagging, and bait fish.

Meetings have been conducted in Iola, Salina, Hays, and Dodge City. Three more are scheduled for the week of May 8, including the following:

  • May 8, Topeka, KDWP Region 2 office, 300 SW Wanamaker Road, 7 – 9 p.m.
  • May 9, Kansas City, Cabela’s Meeting Room, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
  • May 10, Junction City, Convention Center at Courtyard by Marriott, 310 Hammons, 7 – 9 p.m.

Recommendations could also affect creel limits on smallmouth bass and largemouth bass, clarification of black bass special regulations and individual black bass species regulations, crappie creel limits, wipers/stripers limits, scuba diving, spear fishing, gigging, and hand fishing.

For more information, phone 620-672-5911.