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
  • New Fisheries Program Logo Designed by El Dorado Resident
    PRATT – Jarrett Deen of El Dorado was recently recognized by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Fisheries Division for his artistic talents. Out of 94 qualifying entries, Deen’s design was selected as the winner of KDWPT’s Walk-In Fishing Access (WIFA) logo contest, earning him $2,500 and statewide display of his work later ... Read More
  • 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

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