Statewide Creel & Length Limits

Unless otherwise listed in the "Special Regulations" of a certain lake, the following length and daily creel limits apply to all Kansas waters that are open to public fishing access, and to all rivers and streams. City, county, and other locally-managed waters may have more restrictive length and creel limits, as posted on the areas. Special Regulations for certain waters are posted on the Fishing Location Pages or you can contact a district biologist for more information.

CULLING: Once a daily creel limit of any particular species has been possessed, any other fish of that species that is caught must be releasedimmediately, unharmed, into the water. It may not replace another fish already in the creel.

THE POSSESSION LIMIT ON ALL FISH IS THREE TIMES THE DAILY CREEL LIMIT.

Type of Fish Number of Fish Length of Fish
Channel and Blue catfish (single species or in combination) 10  
Walleye, sauger, saugeye (single species or in combination) 5 15 inches
Rainbow trout, brown trout (single species or in combination) 5  
Black basses (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, single species or in combination) 5 15 inches
Flathead catfish 5  
Northern pike 2 30 inches
Striped bass 2  
Wiper (white bass/striped bass hybrid) 2  
Crappie 50  
White bass, bullhead, bluegill and all other legal species No limit  
Paddlefish 2 34 inches