Kansas Fishing

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Number of Fish Species: 144

State Sportfish:  Channel Catfish (unofficial)

Notable Records:  an 11lb 13oz. largemouth bass from Private Pit Lake, a 1lb 1oz. yellow perch from Coffey County, a 102lb 13oz. blue catfish from the Missouri River, a 4lb 10oz. black crappie from Woodson Lake.

Fishing Regs:  To download Kansas fishing regs right click, save link as here (Kansas Fishing Regulations) or go to the website.

Fishing License Info:   

  Residents Non-Residents
Annual $20.50 $42.50
1-day $5.50 $5.50
5-day N/A $22.50
Trout $12.50 $12.50
Paddlefish $12.50 $12.50
Bass $12.50 $12.50

For more license info. click here.

Quickcast:  In the Northern region of Kansas are a handful of larger lakes and reserviors.  For example, the 5000 acre Kirwin Reservoir will produce bluegill, wipers, bullhead, white bass, channel cats, walleye, crappie, largemouth, and flathead catfish.  Other lakes in the North like Waconda Lake or the 16,000 acre Milford Reservoir will consistently produce catfish, walleye, white bass, wipers, panfish and stripers.  In the Southern part of the state you’ll find a lot of the same fish found in the North with the added fare of spotted bass, saugeye, sauger and blue catfish.