The trout season runs November 1 - April 15. During that season, some waters stocked with trout require a trout permit ($12.15) whether fishing for trout or not, and others require a trout permit only for anglers fishing for trout.Waters are listed below. In addition, all residents 16 through 64 years old and non-residents 16 and older must also have a valid fishing license. Trout permits are available at offices of the Department of Wildlife and Parks, most county clerk offices, license vendors, or online. THE PERMIT IS VALID FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR.
Some local governments in areas such as Topeka and Kansas City have their own trout stocking programs. Many of these require a fee, but the state permit is not required. Local city and county recreation departments should have details. Approximate trout stocking dates and sites may be found HERE.
YOUTH 15 & UNDER LIMIT: If they do not have a Trout Permit the daily creel limit is 2 trout. If they do have a Trout Permit the daily creel limit is 5 trout.
ADULT LIMIT: The daily creel limit is 5 trout unless otherwise posted. The possession limit is 15.
YEAR-ROUND SEASON: Trout fishing at Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit #30 (Cherokee County) and Tuttle Creek State Park Willow Lake requires a trout permit year-round.
TROUT PERMIT REQUIRED OF ALL ANGLERS
Cedar Bluff Stilling Basin, Cimarron Grasslands Pits, Dodge City Lake Charles, Ft. Scott Gun Park Lake, Garnett Crystal Lake, Glen Elder SP Pond, Kanopolis Seep Stream, KDOT East Lake in Wichita, Lake Henry in Clinton SP, Mined Land WA Unit #30, Pratt Centennial Pond, Sandsage Bison Range and WA Sandpits, Vic’s Lake and Slough Creek in Sedgwick County Park, Topeka Auburndale Park, Walnut River Area in El Dorado SP, and Webster Stilling Basin.
TROUT PERMIT REQUIRED ONLY FOR TROUT ANGLERS
Ft. Riley Cameron Springs, Great Bend Veterans Memorial Park Lake, Hutchinson Dillon Nature Center Pond, Kanopolis State Park Pond, Moon Lake on Fort Riley, Salina Lakewood Lake, Scott State Fishing Lake, Scott State Park Pond, Moss Lake and Horseshoe Lake in Sedgwick County Park, Sherman County Smoky Gardens Lake, and Solomon River between Webster Reservoir and Rooks County #2 Road.