Get started fishing

If you’re brand new to fishing, or picking it up again for the first time in a while, make sure you’re ready!

Find a spot to fish

Search for a fishing spot near you! Kansas is home to hundreds of beautiful lakes that offer prime fishing experiences.

Get the fish news

Before fishing, start with the report for the lake where you’re planning to cast. Fishing reports contain timely news about fishing success, lake levels, water temperatures, and other important information.

Get a fishing license

If you’re over 16 and under 74, you need a fishing license to fish Kansas state lakes.

Get started

Get the bait

Pick up night-crawlers at the local bait shop, or hunt them yourself! Pack them in a cooler to keep them cool and alive. Artificial lures also work well and look very realistic to fish.

Get the rod and reel

Pick up a pole at your local sporting good store. Fishing lines come in a variety of strengths. Remember the thicker the line, the easier it will be for fish to see it!


Find your spot and make your cast! Learn about the various species available in Kansas lakes and use the best fishing strategy to reel them in.

Patrocinar un pez

Si usted está interesado en patrocinar un premio para los pescadores, por favor complete el formulario y estaremos en contacto!

Reclama un Pez Etiquetado

Descargo de responsabilidad: Se requiere una licencia de pesca válida de Kansas a menos que esté exento por ley. Un representante de KDWP le notificará en un plazo de 5 días laborables para verificar su premio y recibir un certificado. Los premios no pueden ser cambiados por valor en efectivo y no se permiten sustituciones.
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Sponsor A Fish

If you are interested in sponsoring a prize for anglers to win, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch!

Raffle Drawing Registration

Disclaimer: Raffle Drawings subject to eligibility. Only One Entry per person. All winners will be notified within 48 hours of drawing. If winner does not respond via email or phone within 48 hours after contact, prize will be forfeited. KDWP reserves the right to hold raffles at any date and time or suspend/postpone any raffle at any time. 

Redeem Tagged Fish

Disclaimer: A valid Kansas fishing license is required unless exempt by law. You will be notified within 5 business days by a KDWP representative to verify your prize and receive a certificate. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash value and no substitutions allowed.

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