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
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 Rates High at Kansas’ Top “Whatever’s Biting” Waters
    PRATT – Looking to catch a fish, and don’t care whether it’s a crappie, bass or “whatever?” There’s a list for that. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) “Whatever’s Biting” list ranks waters that provide good fishing for a variety of species. The idea for this list came about from KDWPT fisheries biologists who noted ... Read More
  • Repairs at Clark State Fishing Lake Completed Early
    PRATT – One of southwest Kansas’ most popular and scenic fishing spots, Clark State Fishing Lake, northwest of Ashland, is in better shape than ever after much-needed repair work to the area’s spillway was recently completed. The $1.9 million dollar project was slated to run through mid-November, but thanks to cooperative weather and the dilige ... Read More
  • Gear Up For Fantastic Fall Fishing
    TOPEKA – Kansas anglers are likely to experience fantastic fishing this fall and winter after what could only be described as a rough spring and summer. The heavy rains and high water levels that kept anglers away provided ideal conditions for many game fish.“A lot of fish that would have been harvested earlier in the year weren’t, so they’re s ... Read More

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