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
  • Take Part in Kansas Free Fishing Days on June 5 and 6
    The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has announced that anglers can fish without a Kansas fishing license at public waters on June 5 and 6, 2021 thanks to “Free Fishing Days.”Each year, KDWPT designates one weekend when everyone can fish without a Kansas fishing license. All you need is a pole and a place to go! Free Fis ... Read More
  • Inaugural Great Kansas Fishing Derby Kicks Off May 1
    PRATT – A Kansas angler’s prized catch may actually be worth a prize this spring and summer. The first-ever Great Kansas Fishing Derby will run May 1 to July 31, 2021, with at least 500 specially tagged fish located in up to 37 public waterbodies in Kansas. The Great Kansas Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks ... Read More
  • Walleye Initiative Leads to Higher Survival Rate, More Opportunities for Kansas Anglers
    PRATT – In March, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists and other staff collected nearly 100 million walleye eggs. Thanks to the Kansas Walleye Initiative, a record percentage of the walleye and saugeye hatched from those eggs will likely end up on the hooks of Kansas anglers.“We’ve been having some great ... Read More

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