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
Anglers 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 365 days from the date of purchase, except five-day, lifetime, and 24-hour fishing licenses.

Fishing News
  • 2022 Fishing Regulations, Atlas and Forecast Now Available
    For Immediate Release:March 4, 2022 Contact: Nadia Reimer CMP®, Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.reimer@ks.gov2022 Fishing Regulations, Atlas and Forecast Now AvailablePRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is wasting no time getting out this year’s fishing regulations summary, fishing atlas and fishing forecast. ... Read More
  • KDWP Fisheries Staff Test Latest Technology in Ground-breaking Study
    For Immediate Release:February 17, 2022 Contact: Nadia Reimer CMP®, Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.reimer@ks.govKDWP Fisheries Staff Test Latest Technology in Ground-breaking StudyEMPORIA – Many advances in technology arise out of a desire to improve output and efficiency, and the fishing industry is no exception. One such advance ... Read More
  • Trout Season Opens November 1
    For Immediate Release:October 29, 2021 Contact: Nadia Reimer, Chief of Public Affairs (785) 338-3036nadia.reimer@ks.govTrout Season Opens November 1PRATT – The wait is almost over for Kansas anglers eagerly waiting for the Nov. 1 opening day of trout season. More than 30 waters are being stocked with rainbow trout, providing anglers acros ... Read More

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