Fishing in Kansas is an excellent way to enjoy the lakes and rivers that are
scattered throughout the state. Kansas has thousands of lakes that are well
known hot spots for trout, bass, and crappie fishing. In fact, fishing in Kansas
is so popular that the state hosts a series of Kansas fishing events that take
place throughout the spring and summer. Although most people take up fishing
during the warmer months, fishing in Kansas is an activity to be enjoyed all
year round. If you're planning to go fishing on your family vacation to Kansas,
all you will need is a valid Kansas fishing license.
The first thing that most people notice when planning a Kansas fishing trip is the large variety of lakes, ponds, and streams to choose from. The Fort Riley area, which is located just an hour's drive west from Topeka, has nearly 30 lakes and ponds that are full of fish such as trout, bass, and catfish. Nearby Fort Riley, the Tuttle Creek and Milford Reservoirs are also ideal places to go fishing in Kansas. The area has a number of lake resorts and places to go camping.
Fly fishing in Kansas is one of the most popular types of fishing the state
has to offer. The lakes around Leavenworth, Kansas, are stocked with large catfish,
perch, bass, and catfish. Bass caught in the waters of Atchison Lake and Leavenworth
Lake regularly weighs four pounds or more. Nearby Perry Lake is known for white
bass, carp, and crappie.
You don't have to venture too far into the country to go fly fishing in Kansas. If you're vacationing near Kansas City, Wyandotte and Johnson counties have plenty of lakes to choose from. Antioch Park is the oldest and one of the post popular parks in the Kansas City area. In addition to fishing, visitors can take a nature walk around the lake or explore the 44 acres of playgrounds, picnic areas, and flower gardens. There is also a Vietnam Memorial to honor fallen vets from Johnson Country as well as an impressive rose garden. The park has several restroom facilities and sheltered areas for hosting family reunions or cookouts. There are two lakes that are excellent for fishing and boating.
Kansas fishing licenses are required for nonresidents that are 16 years of age and older and for Kansas residents that are between the ages of 16 and 65. It's easy to get a license for bass, trout, and fly fishing in Kansas. Simply go to a gas station or marina and pay the fee for a license. There are many different types of license available and fees vary according to how long the license is valid for.
No matter what time of year it is or what the weather is like, Kansas has a large variety of spots that are perfect for a day or weekend of fishing.