Trout Stocking Program
Kansas trout season runs Nov. 1 – April 15.
License and Permits: Kansas fishing license and trout permit is valid for the current calendar year.
Fishing License is required for all residents 16 through 64 years old and non-residents 16 and older.
Trout permit ($14.50) is required for some waters stocked with trout whether fishing for trout or not, and others require a trout permit only for anglers fishing for trout. Please refer Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism location page for details.
All adult daily creel limit is 5 trout.
- Youth 15 and under without trout permit daily creel limit is 2 trout.
- Trout fishing at Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit #30 (Cherokee County) requires a trout permit year-round.
- After April 15 there still may be some trout in the ponds and lakes around the state. You may trout fish these waters without a trout permit, but the limit of 5 trout a day and 15 in possession is still active. This does not include the waters that are stocked Year-Round.
Some local governments in areas such as Topeka and Kansas City have their own trout stocking programs. Many of these require a fee, but the state permit is not required. Local city and county recreation departments should have details.
Source: Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
Update: 10/16/2018 The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism site doesn’t have an updated trout stocking schedule for 2017-2018 on their website right now. Trout season is still suppose to start on Nov. 1, but do not know what the actually stocking schedule will be.
2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule around Wichita Area
|Nov 1 - Nov 14||Nov 15 - Nov 30||Dec 1 - Dec 14||Dec 15 - Dec 31||Jan 1 - Jan 14||Jan 15 - Jan 31||Feb 1 - Feb 14||Feb 15 - Feb 28||Mar 1 - Mar 14||Mar 15 - Mar 31|
|Kanopolis Seep Stream||1190||2010||1190||1190|
|Sedgwick Co-Slough Creek||565||565||565||565||565||565||565||565|
|Sedgwick Co-Vic's Lake||725||725||725||725||725||725||725||725|
|Wichita-KDOT East Lake||400||400||400||400||400||400||400||400|
|El Dorado St. Park-River Area||400||400||400||400||400||400||400||400|
|Hutchinson-Dillon Nature Center||300||300||300||300||300||300||300||300|