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.

Special Fish Programs
Special Fish Programs

KDWPT offers different programs that are designed to improve your fishing experience.

Aquatic Education

Pond Management Program

CFAP

Urban Program

Trout Program

Master Angular Award

F.I.S.H. Program

View All Programs

Fishing News
  • Clark State Fishing Lake Spillway To Be Repaired
    TOPEKA– The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is planning a spillway repair project at Clark State Fishing Lake – a popular and scenic fishing spot in southwest Kansas. The lake is nestled in a rugged canyon along Bluff Creek in northwestern Clark County about 9 miles south of Kingsdown. The $1.6 million project is set to ... Read More
  • Partial Renovations Scheduled at Four State Fishing Lakes
    EMPORIA – In a cooperative study with Kansas State University to evaluate the influence of gizzard shad on food webs in small impoundments, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) will be conducting partial fishery renovations on four small impoundments this winter. Selected impoundments are Neosho State Fishing Lake, Pott ... Read More
  • Good Fishing Getting Better
    PRATT – If you’ve looked at Kansas’ 2018 Fishing Forecast or followed the Weekly Fishing Reports at ksoutdoors.com, you know that Kansas anglers have enjoyed amazing fishing this year. But have you ever wondered how this happens? The revenue from the fishing license you purchase, along with funding from the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Resto ... Read More

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