Atlas includes county-by-county maps of all public-access fishing areas
PRATT -- Anglers looking forward to warmer weather will find welcome news in the 2008 Kansas Fishing Atlas, available for viewing and download from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks' (KDWP) website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Printed copies are also available from most KDWP offices and license vendors or emailing teris@wp.state.ks.us.

The maps in this atlas pinpoint a variety of public fishing areas, including Fishing Impoundment and Stream Habitats (F.I.S.H.) waters. F.I.SH. waters are privately-owned ponds or streams KDWP has leased and opened to public fishing. F.I.S.H. sites are numbered in red on each county map. Each map also shows all federal reservoirs, state fishing lakes, river access, and community lakes. To find fishing areas, consult the map legend, then locate corresponding color codes on the county maps. With this atlas, anglers can locate just about any type of fishing desired.

All county maps are included in this atlas, but not all counties have public fishing opportunities. Combined with the 2008 Kansas Fishing Forecast, also available at the above locations, the 2007 Kansas Fishing Atlas is an invaluable tool for Kansas anglers.