Trout Fishing Program

Trout Program

The trout season runs Nov. 1 - April 15. During that season, some waters stocked with trout require a trout permit ($14.50) whether fishing for trout or not, and others require a trout permit only for anglers fishing for trout. Waters are listed on the location page. In addition, all residents 16 through 74 years old and non-residents 16 and older must also have a valid fishing license.  Youth 15 and younger may harvest 2 trout without the permit.  To harvest the full 5 where allowed, youth must have a valid a trout permit.

Trout permits are available HERE. This permit is valid 365 days from date of purchase.

Nov 1 - April 15 Stocking.

The Kansas trout season runs Nov. 1 - April 15. Click here to view a listing of trout stocking locations.

After April 15 there still may be some trout in the ponds and lakes around the state. You may trout fish these waters without a trout permit, but the limit of 5 trout a day and 15 in possession is still active. This does not include the waters that are stocked Year-Round.

Year-Round Stocking

Trout fishing at Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit #30 (Cherokee County) requires a trout permit year-round.

YOUTH 15 & UNDER LIMIT: If they do not have a Trout Permit the daily creel limit is 2 trout. If they do have a Trout Permit the daily creel limit is 5 trout.

ADULT LIMIT: The daily creel limit is 5 trout. The possession limit is 15.

Some local governments in areas such as Topeka and Kansas City have their own trout stocking programs. Many of these require a fee, but the state permit is not required. Local city and county recreation departments should have details.

A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout on the following waters from January 1 thru December 31.

LAKES WHERE A TROUT PERMIT REQUIRED OF ALL ANGLERS

Coffeyville - Le Clere  

Dodge City Lake Charles

Eisenhower State Park Pond 

Ft. Scott Gun Park Lake

Glen Elder State Park (SP) Pond

Kanopolis Seep Stream

KDOT East Lake in Wichita

Lake Henry in Clinton SP

Mined Land WA Unit #30

Pratt Centennial Pond

Walnut River Area in El Dorado SP  

Willow Lake at Tuttle Creek SP

Webster Stilling Basin

Sandsage Bison Range and WA Sandpits (Periodically Dry)  

Vic’s Lake and Slough Creek in Sedgwick County Park

Ft. Riley Cameron Springs

Garnett Crystal Lake

LAKES WHERE A TROUT PERMIT REQUIRED ONLY FOR TROUT ANGLERS

Ft. Riley Cameron Springs

Lake Shawnee - Topeka

Salina Lakewood Lake- **Changed to 2  trout creel 2019-2020 SEASON

Moon Lake on Fort Riley

Scott State Park Pond - Barrel Springs Pond

Hutchinson Dillon Nature Center Pond

Atchison City Lake # 1

Holton-Elkhorn Lake

Syracuse Sam's Pond

Cimarron Grasslands Pits

Colby Villa High Lake

Great Bend Vet's Lake

Meade State Fishing Lake

Cherryvale-Tanko Lake

Herington-Father Padilla Pond

Kansas Regional Map

Northeast Region Stocking Schedule for 2019-2020 Schedule

Department-owned Waters – Trout Stockings by KDWPT

Northeast Region

Fort Riley

Moon Lake

Fort Riley

Cameron Springs

Tuttle Creek

Willow Lake

Eisenhower State Park Pond

Clinton State Park

Lake Henry

1st Stocking    October 29 October 29 October 29 October 29 October 29
2nd Stocking           
3rd Stocking          
4th Stocking           
5th Stocking          
6th Stocking          
           
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-2020 Season 9,000 7,500 9,200 1,200 4,000

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city/county offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Northeast Region Herington
Father Padilla Pond
785-258-2271
Shawnee County
Lake Shawnee
785-251-6800
Holton
Elkhorn Lake
785-364-2721
Atchison
City Lake #1
913-367-5500
1st Stocking   October 26    
2nd Stocking estimated mid-January estimated late January estimated mid-January estimated mid-January
         
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2018-19 Season  400 17,000 1,700 2,000 

Northwest Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

*At this time Smoky Gardens, Solomon River above Webster, and Belleville's Rocky Pond will not be stocked

Department-owned Waters – Trout Stockings by KDWPT

Northwest Region Webster Reservoir
Stilling Basin
Glen Elder
State Park Pond
Kanopolis
Seep Stream
1st Stocking    November 6 October 29 October 29
2nd Stocking        
3rd Stocking      
4th Stocking        
5th Stocking            
6th Stocking      
       
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2019-20 Season
12,000 4,200 9,000

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Northwest Region Colby
Villa High
785-460-4400
Salina
Lakewood Lake
785-826-7275
1st Stocking Do to lake draw down fish will not be stocked this year October 29
2nd Stocking    
3rd Stocking    
4th Stocking    
5th Stocking    
     
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2019-20 Season
   

South Central Trout Stocking Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stocking by KDWPT 

South Central Region El Dorado St Park
River Area
Wichita
KDOT – East Lake
1st  Stocking Due to high release rates this summer, trout may not be stocked for the opening of the 2019 season.  Will report when it is able to be stocked October 29
2nd Stocking    
3rd Stocking    
4th Stocking    
5th Stocking    
6th Stocking    
     
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-2020 Season 5,800 5,800

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city/county offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

South Central Region Sedgwick County Park
Vic’s Lake
316-660-1780
Sedgwick County
Slough Creek
316-660-1780
Hutchinson
Dillon Nature Center
620-663-7411
1st  Stocking  October 29 October 29 October 29
2nd Stocking      
3rd Stocking      
4th Stocking      
5th Stocking              
6th Stocking      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked to date      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2019-20 Season
9,000 7,400 3,900

Southeast Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2019-2020 Season  

Department-owned Waters -  Trout stockings by KDWPT

Southeast Region Mined Land WA - Unit #30
1st Stocking October 29 extra fish stocked here due to El dorado not being ready yet.
2nd Stocking  
3rd Stocking                                                  
4th Stocking  
5th Stocking  
6th Stocking  
7th Stocking  
8th Stocking  
   
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-20 Season 10,000

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local/city offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Southeast Region Garnett Crystal Lake Cherryvale, Tanko Coffeyville, LeClere Lake
1st Stocking     October 28
2nd Stocking      
       
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-20 Season 4900 1600 650

Southwest Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2019-2020

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stockings by KDWPT 

Southwest Region Meade State
Fishing Lake
Scott State Park
Barrel Springs 
Cimarron
Grassland Pits
Pratt
Centennial Pond
1st  Stocking  October 31 October 28 October 31 October 31
2nd  Stocking               
3rd  Stocking            
4th  Stocking              
5th Stocking        
6th  Stocking        
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-20 Season  10,000 4,000 4,000 3,200

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Southwest Region Great Bend
Vets Park
620-793-4160 
Dodge City
Lake Charles
620-227-9323
Syracuse
Sam's Pond
620-384-7818 
 1st   Stocking  October 31 November 8 November 8
 2nd  Stocking       
 3rd  Stocking      
 4th  Stocking        
       
         
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-20 Season  3,400 1,700 1,000