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.  New For 2021 youth 15 and younger must have youth trout permit($7.00).  

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.

 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 2020-2021 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 27 October 27 October 27  October 27 October 27
2nd Stocking  November 17    November 17 November 17    November 17    November 17
3rd Stocking December 15 December 15 December 15 December 15 December 15
4th Stocking  February 2 February 2 February 2 February 2 February 2
5th Stocking February 23 February 23 February 23 February 23 February 23
6th Stocking March 2 March 2 March 2 March 2 March 2
           
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2020-2021 Season 7,820 6,630 8,1600 1,275 3,570

 

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 29 October 24 November 16 November 16
2nd Stocking February 23 February 26 February 23 February 23
         
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2020-21Season  400 17,000 1,700 2,000 

Northwest Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2020-2021 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    October 28 October 28 October 28
2nd Stocking   December 3 December 3 December 3
3rd Stocking

January 12

Double stocking

December 21 December 21
4th Stocking  

March 9

Double Stocking

March 2 February 10
5th Stocking     March 2
6th Stocking      
       
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2020-21 Season
10,370 3,800 8,000

 

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 October 29 November 3
2nd Stocking December 15 December 21
3rd Stocking  February 5 February 10
4th Stocking March 4 March 2
5th Stocking    
     
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2020-21 Season
   

South Central Trout Stocking Schedule for 2020-2021Season

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stocking by KDWPT 

South Central Region El Dorado St Park
River Area
Wichita
KDOT – East Lake
1st  Stocking October 29 October 30
2nd Stocking November 12 November 12
3rd Stocking December 3 December 3
4th Stocking December 17 December 17
5th Stocking February 4 February 4
6th Stocking February 23 February 23
  March 16 March 16
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2020-2021 Season 5,100 5,100

 

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 extra fish stocked do to Slough being nearly dry  Nearly Dry no fish stocked October 29
2nd Stocking November 12 November 12 350 Lb stocked November 12
3rd Stocking Janurary 5 Janurary 5 December 17
4th Stocking Janurary 19 Janurary 19 Janurary 5 
5th Stocking February4 February 4 Janurary 19
6th Stocking February 23 February 23 February 4 
  March 16 March 16 February 23
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2020-21 Season
6,700 5,500 3,800

Southeast Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2020-2021 Season  

Department-owned Waters -  Trout stockings by KDWPT

Southeast Region Mined Land WA - Unit #30
1st Stocking October 29
2nd Stocking November 12
3rd Stocking December 3
4th Stocking December 16
5th Stocking February 2
6th Stocking February 23
7th Stocking March 15
8th Stocking  
   
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2020-21 Season 9,400

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 Fort Scott, Fern Lake
1st Stocking October 30 November 12 October 29 December 17
2nd Stocking December 3                      November 12
       

December 3,Dec. 17,Jan.5,

Jan. 19, Feb. 4

Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2020-21 Season 1700 1600 650 4,000

Southwest Region Trout Stocking Schedule for 2020-2021

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stockings by KDWPT 

Southwest Region Meade State
Fishing Lake
Scott State Park
Barrel Springs 
Cimarron
Grassland Pits
Pratt
Centennial Pond

Garden City 

Finney Co.

Wildwood Park

1st  Stocking  October 29 October 28 October 29 October 29 October 29
2nd  Stocking        November 24 December 3 November 24 November 24 November 24
3rd  Stocking     December 23 December 15 December 23 December 23 December 21
4th  Stocking       February 2 February 5 February 2 February 2 February 2
5th Stocking March 12 March 5 March 12 March 12 March 12
6th  Stocking Double Stocking     Double Stocking  
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2020-21 Season  9,400 4,000 4,000 3,200 2,800

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  November 3 October 29 October 29
 2nd  Stocking  December 21 December 21 December 21
 3rd  Stocking February 5 February 5  February 5
 4th  Stocking   March 2   March 2   March 2
       
         
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2020-21 Season  3,400 1,700 1,000