KDWPT / Fishing



Welcome to Kansas Fishing

Fishing in Kansas can be described with two words: variety and abundance. From east to west, north to south, Kansas has a rich and diverse array of gamefish species. The fishing heritage runs deep in Kansas, and fishing is important to the quality of life and rural economies. From wiper fishing in reservoirs to crappie fishing at the local lake, fishing in Kansas can be intense and thrilling or quiet and relaxing.

WALLEYE TAGGING STUDY AT MILFORD RESERVOIR

PRATT – Walleye will be tagged this spring at Milford Reservoir and tags returned by anglers will provide fisheries biologists with valuable information needed to manage the fishery. On April 1, biologists will begin tagging 500 walleye with numbered, blue plastic tags that will be inserted into fish near the dorsal fin. Anglers who catch a tag ... Read More


FISHERIES NEWSLETTERS WILL HELP YOU CATCH MORE FISH

PRATT – Did you know that more than 93 bass per hour were sampled last fall at Bone Creek Lake in Crawford County? You would if you subscribed to thePittsburg District Fisheries Newsletterwritten by fisheries biologist Rob Friggeri. Ninety-three bass per hour is a very good sampling rate, but the fact that more than 30 percent of those bass wer ... Read More


KANSAS PADDLEFISH SEASON OPENS MARCH 15

PRATT – Have you ever considered paddlefish snagging? Whether you answered yes or no, consider this a “sign” that this is your year to try it. Hooking one of these pre-historic-looking giants on the end of your line is one of the most unique fishing opportunities Kansas has to offer, and if you’ve yet to give it a go, it’s time to change that. ... Read More


VISIT THESE TROUT FISHING HOT SPOTS

Feb. 26, 2015Kansas offers trout fishing at more than 30 public fishing lakesPRATT – Winter weather may not be synonymous with fishing for most people, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offers anglers winter trout fishing opportunities that make putting up with the cold worth it.Trout are stocked in select waters during t ... Read More


THREE MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR ANGLERS THIS SEASON

Feb. 12, 2015Fishing is one part luck, two parts preparationPRATT – Fishing is an art, and although it requires a little bit of luck, most great fishing experiences are a result of prior planning and research. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has three must-have angling tools this season that will help you determine ... Read More


NEW FISH ATTRACTORS FOR KANSAS LAKES

Jan. 29, 2015Synthetic structures are forty-eight cubic feet and can last more than 10 years PRATT ­– Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries staff will be launching a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes. Traditionally, biologists have used cut trees to create brush pi ... Read More