Urban Fishing Program


Urban Fishing Program

To improve fishing opportunities in urban areas where the demand for fish exceeds the supply, the Department created an urban fish stocking program. Over 85 lakes statewide are stocked with 3/4- to 1 1/2-pound channel catfish, hybrid sunfish, and wipers as often as every two weeks from April through September. All metropolitan areas that have a human population over 40,000, with available public fishing waters, are served by this program.  In addition, communities in western Kansas with high populations relative to county and adjacent counties, also receive stockings.  If you live in the listed counties, you have an urban lake near you. These are great locations for a quick family fishing trip. Just throw the gear in the car and make the short drive to the nearest designated urban fishing lake. The counties served by the program are AtchisonButler, Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Lyon , Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Reno, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte.

To get a complete list of the individual lakes and a stocking schedule, Follow the links in your county.

 Urban Stocking Schedule: April - July

 Urban Stocking Schedule: August - October


Urban Stocking Program Locations