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

Google KMZ file of KS Artificial Fish Attractors

Licenses & Fees
Licenses & Fees

Fishing Applications and Fees
Persons 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 Dec. 31 each year, except five-day, lifetime, and 24-hour fishing licenses.

Fishing News
  • Catch Bigger Fish – Catch More Fish – Or Both!
    PRATT – Good fishing spots can be hard to come by because anglers can be tight-lipped, so to speak, about their favorite fishing holes. However, the Fisheries Division staff at the Kansas Department Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) can’t keep a secret and they want nothing more than for you to catch fish, so they produce a couple of handy pu ... Read More
  • 2019 Fishing Regulations Available Now
    PRATT – New line on your reels, check. Hooks sharpened, check. Tackle box cleaned and organized, check. Now all you have to do is pick up a copy of the 2019 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary, available now in printed form wherever licenses are sold and at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offices. A PDF of the pamphlet can be do ... Read More
  • Commission Approves Trail Fee, Fishing Regulations, Turkey Seasons
    WICHITA – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission conducted a Public Hearing to hear proposed regulations during the evening session of its meeting in Wichita on Dec. 13, 2018. Commissioners heard Secretary’s Orders setting Free Fishing Days, June 1 and 2, 2019, as well as dates proposed for Free Park Entrance Days. All Kansas ... Read More

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