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FLOATLINE FISHING SEASON JULY 15-SEPT 15

July 10, 2014Anglers can have up to eight floatlines, special permit requiredPRATT – Floatline fishing season is just two-months long, and open to only 12 select areas within the state, but for channel cat anglers looking to get an edge out in the water, this season is the highlight of summer.Also referred to as jug fishing, floatline fishing c ... Read More


FROG FISHING OPENS JULY 1

June 19, 2014Bullfrogs can prove quite the challenge, but offer tasty cuisinePRATT– Kansas bullfrog season is less than two weeks away, and for those looking for the ultimate summer fishing challenge, this is it. From July 1-October 31, anglers can attempt to catch these four-legged amphibians with several different techniques.Bullfrogs may be ... Read More


NEW CATCH, PHOTO AND RELEASE CONTEST

June 12, 2014Youth age 15 and under are invited to participatePRATT – If you’re 15 or younger and have caught a largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill or any species of catfish, you could win some new fishing gear through the first ever “Catch, Photo and Release” contest, which starts June 20. Fishing’s Future, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Pa ... Read More


HOW TO FIND A FISHING HOLE THIS SUMMER

June 5, 2014Finding a fishing hot spot in Kansas this summer is easier than you thinkPRATT ­– If you’ve ever been fishing, you know there are a multitude of questions that can flutter through an angler’s mind – why were the fish biting yesterday and not today? Did I put the right line on? Should I use a chartreuse or white spinner bait? All of ... Read More


HANDFISHING SEASON KICKS OFF JUNE 15

June 5, 2014Anglers use their hands as bait in a technique known as “noodling”PRATT – You won’t find any hotdogs or chicken livers with a “noodler,” but that doesn’t mean these anglers are fishing without bait. Using their hands as the bait and hook, handfishermen will find a suspected catfish hole, barricade possible exits the fish might escap ... Read More


ANGLER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION COURSE MAY 17

May 8, 2014Become certified to teach fishing in Kansas by attending an instructor coursePRATT – Fishing’s Future and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are looking to enlist up to 40 anglers who want to become volunteer instructors to teach fishing techniques. Interested anglers should enroll in the instructor course that will ... Read More


YOUTH FISHING CLINIC JUNE 6 AND 7

April 24, 2014The Tuttle Creek Lake Association invites youth age 8-12 to participateMANHATTAN – The Tuttle Creek Lake Association invites youth 8-12 to participate in its 20th Annual Youth Fishing Clinic June 6-7, 2014 at Anneberg Park Lake. Open and free to youth who have not previously attended, the two-day clinic will begin with an educatio ... Read More


TROUT SEASON RUNS THROUGH MID-APRIL

Feb. 20, 2014Kansas offers winter trout fishing at more than 30 public fishing lakesPRATT ­– Kansas might not be the first state that comes to your mind when you think of trout fishing, but don’t be fooled – the Sunflower State has created spectacular winter fishing opportunities by stocking more than 30 different public fishing locations with ... Read More


2014 FISHING FORECAST A RECIPE BOOK FOR GREAT ANGLING

Feb. 6, 2014Anglers can dish up a great day on the water using information found in the 2014 Fishing ForecastPRATT ­– You don’t have to be a world-renowned chef to recognize a good meal when you eat one, and now you don’t have to be a Master Angler in order to catch fish like one. The 2014 Fishing Forecast, produced by the Kansas Department of ... Read More


CATCH FIRST GLIMPSE OF 2014 FISHING REGULATIONS SUMMARY ONLINE

Jan. 23, 2014Anglers can download a PDF of the 2014 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary PRATT – For anglers, timely, quality information can be the difference between getting a couple tugs on a lure and a grill lined-to-the-brim with your favorite catch. Cram-packed with all the information you need to set up for a perfect day of fishing, t ... Read More