Kansas Fishing Spots, Maps and Reports

You Are Here
Lakes
Fishing Spots
Cottages
Guides
Catches
Lakes Rivers/Streams Reservoirs Cottages Reports Fishing Spots
69 0 0 0 0 13

Types of Fish in Kansas

Black Bullhead
Blue Catfish
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Drum
Flathead Catfish
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Paddlefish
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
Sauger
Saugeye
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Yellow Perch

Though known as the Sunflower State Kansas is full of rivers and lakes. It is a fisherman’s escape in the midst of a busy world. Kansas is a state for bass, crappie, and catfish.

There are many great bass locations throughout the state of Kansas. La Cygne Reservoir is excellent for largemouth and striped bass. Keith Sebelius Lake is known for its bass variety, as it is home to smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass, as well as walleye and crappie, too. Marion County Lake’s waters hold many fish including spotted bass.

Kansas is also home to a hybrid of bass called wiper, a cross of white and striped. The state wiper record was an impressive twenty-five pounder that came from Perry Reservoir. Other locations for this interesting cross-breed are Webster Reservoir, Kirwin Reservoir, and other locations where the parent species converge.

The Perry Reservoir is one of Kansas’ best bass fishing holes, but bass are not all the allure its waters hold. This reservoir is also home to other state fishing records, including both shortnose and longnose gar. Also within its waters swim walleye, perch, panfish and catfish.

The largest man-made lake in Kansas is Milford Reservoir. It holds wiper, along with largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, as well as bluegill, walleye, crappie, and blue and channel catfish. With Milford Reservoir located within a state park it is also a relaxing, tucked away destination for anglers.

There is little naturally supported trout fishing in Kansas, but this state does stock some rainbow and brown trout in its waters. Decent stocks can be found in Cedar Bluff Lake, Clinton Lake, and Lake Shawnee. Clinton and Cedar Bluff are also home to bass, walleye, panfish, crappie and catfish. Most trout stocking is limited from October to April, but for year round trout fishing visit Willow Lake in Tuttle Creek State Park. Remember that additional trout permits are necessary.

If you seek more challenging recreational fishing that may yield huge sea creatures, then you may want to angle for some of Kansas’ premier paddlefish. These ancient, shark-looking fish can grow huge. Try the Neosho River for paddlefish. The state record for paddlefish was nearly a hundred and fifty pounds, from Atchison Pond. Extra permits are required for paddlefish snagging.

For even more variety on a larger waterway, the Lovewell Reservoir is a fair choice. The Lovewell Reservoir is home to not only catfish, walleye, and crappie, but is the state record holder of bigmouth buffalo and sturgeon.

If you can’t wait for Kansas’ free fishing days then you need a license if you are older than sixteen. One day and annual licenses are available for everyone, but only residents can buy lifetime licenses. Non-residents can opt for five day licenses though. Social security numbers are necessary. Senior citizens and persons under twenty-one can buy cheaper licenses (reduced lifetime and half price annual for seniors, and youth licenses for under 21). Disabled Veterans are entitled to free licenses, and state funding is set aside to pay for free licenses for a portion of residential members of the National Guard (active duty). Non-residents in the military stationed in Kansas can purchase a resident fishing license.
Subscribe
Subscribe to our newsletter to get the hottest deals, latest news and coolest photo's right in your inbox!

Recommended Products

Kansas Lakes

Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Allen Lake


Allen Lake, just 3 miles from Chanute, Kansas, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Allen Lake include Humboldt, Earlton and Bassett. If Allen Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Vegetarian Creek, Mud Creek, Village Creek, Sutton Creek, Scatter Creek, Coal Creek, Mud Creek, Owl Creek, Little Turkey Creek and Slack Creek.
Closest Cities : Chanute 3miles, Humboldt 6miles, Earlton 9miles, Bassett 12miles, Buffalo 14miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Amesbury Lake


Amesbury Lake, just 2 miles from Overland Park, Kansas, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Amesbury Lake include Olathe, Leawood and Lenexa. If Amesbury Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Coffee Creek, Wolf Creek, Camp Branch, Negro Creek, Mill Creek, Tomahawk Creek, James Branch, Coon Creek, Little Cedar Creek and Dyke Branch.
Closest Cities : Overland Park 2miles, Olathe 4miles, Leawood 6miles, Lenexa 7miles, Loch Lloyd 7miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Antioch Lake North


Merriam, Kansas is location on Antioch Lake North. It's a great lake for both resident and visiting anglers to land a lunker! Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Antioch Lake North include Mission, Roeland Park and Prairie Village. If Antioch Lake North doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Cottonwood Creek, Little Turkey Creek, Mill Creek, Turkey Creek, Mattoon Creek, James Branch, Muncie Creek, Tomahawk Creek, Brenner Heights Creek and Mill Creek.
Closest Cities : Merriam 0miles, Mission 1miles, Roeland Park 3miles, Prairie Village 3miles, Fairway 3miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Atwood Lake


Atwood, Kansas is location on Atwood Lake. It's a great lake for both resident and visiting anglers to land a lunker! Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Atwood Lake include Herndon, McDonald and Trenton. If Atwood Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Little Beaver Creek, North Beaver Creek, Middle Fork Sappa Creek, South Fork Driftwood Creek, North Fork Driftwood Creek, Willow Creek, East Fork Burntwood Creek, West Fork Burntwood Creek, Elm Creek and Ledge Creek.
Closest Cities : Atwood 0miles, Herndon 15miles, McDonald 17miles, Trenton 24miles, Stratton 25miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Big Candy Lake


Big Candy Lake, just 3 miles from Chetopa, Kansas, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Big Candy Lake include Bartlett, Oswego and Treece. If Big Candy Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Short Creek, Little Fly Creek, Town Creek, Fly Creek, Fly Creek, Labette Creek, Russell Creek, Elm Creek, Cherry Creek and Slow Creek.
Closest Cities : Chetopa 3miles, Bartlett 9miles, Oswego 10miles, Treece 10miles, Welch 10miles


Fishing Spots