KDWP’s 3,200-gallon mobile aquarium to display Kansas fish

WICHITA -- Ever been face to face with a 25-pound channel catfish?

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks invites Wichita Riverfest visitors to take a closeup look at an impressive assortment of Kansas fish. The fish will be on display in the department’s 3,200-gallon mobile aquarium May 15 – 17. Situated near the intersection of First and Waco during the final three days of Riverfest, the 40-foot-long mobile aquarium will be filled with a variety of fish collected from lakes around the region.

“We’ll also have a variety of free fishing information available, and department staff will be on hand to answer questions and trade fishing stories,” said Tom Lang, KDWP fisheries biologist. Riverfest attendees can also register to win a framed largemouth bass print by nationally-acclaimed artist Mark Susinno, who specializes in painting underwater depictions of gamefish.