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Additional Kansas Trout Stockings Expected In Coming Months

PRATT – You know what they say, “It’s not over ‘til it’s over,” and the Kansas trout season is far from over. While trout stockings have been taking place since last October, several more stockings are scheduled this spring, providing anglers with months-worth of opportunities to catch rainbow trout before season’s end.

Waters receiving trout for the 2017-2018 trout season include:

TYPE 1 LAKES: TROUT PERMITS REQUIRED OF ALL ANGLERS (Nov. 1-April 15)

Dodge City Lake Charles

Fort Scott Gun Park Lake

Glen Elder State Park (SP) Pond

Kanopolis Seep Stream

KDOT East Lake in Wichita

Lake Henry in Clinton SP

Mined Land WA Unit No. 30 (Trout Permit required year-round)

Pratt Centennial Pond

Willow Lake at Tuttle Creek SP

Webster Stilling Basin

Vic’s Lake and Slough Creek in Sedgwick County Park

Topeka Auburndale Park

Garnett Crystal Lake

TYPE 2 LAKES: TROUT PERMITS REQUIRED ONLY FOR ANGLERS FISHING FOR OR POSSESSING TROUT (Nov. 1-April 15)

Solomon River between Webster Reservoir and Rooks County No. 2 Road

Fort Riley Cameron Springs

Lake Shawnee – Topeka

Salina Lakewood Lake

Moon Lake on Fort Riley

Historic Lake Scott State Park Pond

Hutchinson Dillon Nature Center Pond

Atchison City Lake No. 1

Holton-Elkhorn Lake

Syracuse Sam’s Pond

Cimarron Grasslands Pits

Colby – Villa High Lake

Great Bend Veterans Park Lake

Meade State Fishing Lake

In years past, KDWPT-managed trout waters would receive four stockings of fish over the course of the trout season. This year, Fisheries Division staff added two extra stockings to each of those waters and are stocking 22 percent more trout through this season, so prospects are promising.

The 2017-2018 Kansas trout season runs through April 15, 2018. Trout Permits ($14.50) purchased in 2017 expired on Dec. 31, 2017. However, Trout Permits purchased from now on will expire 365 days from the date of purchase. And if you buy online, www.ksoutdoors.com, be sure to check the “Auto-renew” box. That way you’ll have year-round coverage, regardless of which KDWPT-managed trout water you fish.

For more on trout fishing in Kansas and stocking schedules, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Fishing,” “Special Fishing Programs,” then “Trout Program Information.”