Fishing

Forecast, Stocking, Reports & Attractor GPS'
Forecast, Stocking, Reports & Attractor GPS'

Want to know where the best place for fishing is today? Here are some helpful links that will help you make your fishing destination decision!

Fishing Reports

Fishing Forecast

Fish Stocking Information

Bathymetric Maps

Google KMZ file of KS Fish Attractors

Licenses & Fees
Licenses & Fees

Fishing Applications and Fees
Anglers age 16 through 74, who have been bona fide residents of the state for 60 days immediately prior to buying a license, must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. All nonresidents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas (unless fishing on a private pond not leased for public fishing). All licenses expire 365 days from the date of purchase, except five-day, lifetime, and 24-hour fishing licenses.

Fishing News
  • KDWP Staff Successfully Re-introduce Threatened Fish Species
    For Immediate Release:Nov. 10, 2022  Contact: Nadia Marji CMP®, Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.marji@ks.gov  KDWP Staff Successfully Re-introduce Threatened Fish SpeciesPRATT – As election workers tear down and pack up polling stations, and coffee shops bustle with side conversations about the future of The Sunflowe ... Read More
  • Trout Season Now Open
    For Immediate Release:November 2, 2022 Contact: Nadia Marji CMP®, Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.marji@ks.govPRATT – The wait is over for Kansas trout anglers, as Nov. 1 marked the opening day of trout season. More than 30 waters are being stocked with rainbow trout, providing anglers across the state with winter fishing opportuni ... Read More
  • Biologists Detect Undesirable Species at Scott State Fishing Lake
    For Immediate Release:Sept. 29, 2022  Contact: Nadia Marji CMP®, Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.marji@ks.gov  Biologists Detect Undesirable Species at Scott State Fishing LakeHAYS – Reports from the public of alleged “intruders” in Scott State Fishing Lake were recently confirmed by Kansas Department of Wildlife and ... Read More

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