Three meetings left, including Topeka, Kansas City, and Junction City
PRATT – 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 will 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.

As of May 4, three meeting dates remain at the following locations:

  • May 8, Topeka -- KDWP Region 2 office, 7 – 9 p.m.;
  • May 9, Kansas City -- Cabela’s Meeting Room, 6:30 – 9 p.m.; and
  • 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.