KDWPT / Fishing / Hatcheries



Hatcheries

The department operates four hatcheries located at Farlington, Meade, Milford, and Pratt and a rearing pond at Woodson State Fishing Lake. Each contributes in its own way to supply the varied needs of Kansas anglers. This system produces approximately 39.5 million fry, 3.5 million fingerling, and 385,000 intermediate fish for stocking in Kansas public waters annually. Species included bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, northern pike, rainbow trout, redear sunfish, sauger, saugeye, smallmouth bass, striped bass, wiper, and walleye.