Kansas’ license requirement to fish on public waters will be temporarily lifted for two days in June. Anglers can fish for free on June 2 and 3, 2018 thanks to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) “Free Fishing Days.”
Each year, KDWPT designates one weekend where everyone can fish without a license; All you need is a pole and a place to go! The Department began the effort as a way to take part in National Fishing and Boating Week – a week dedicated to celebrating, and recognizing the importance of, recreational boating and fishing.
If you’ll be taking part in this year’s free fishing days, here are a couple tips to help you plan your weekend outing:
-Visit www.ksoutdoors.com and click “Fishing,” then “Where to Fish” to find a public fishing spot near you.
-You can consult the 2018 Fishing Forecast at ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Fishing-Forecast to locate waters ranked highest for a given species.
-While license requirements are waived for the weekend, anglers must still abide by all other regulations such as length and creel limits, equipment requirements, and more. To find regulation information, grab a copy of the 2018 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary at a license vendor near you. The summary also lists every state fishing lake, community lake and reservoir, and designates those considered “family friendly,” which means they have easy access to the water, flush restrooms, security patrols and lighting, and no alcohol is allowed.
Go fishing on June 2 and 3; the only thing it will cost you is your free time.
Report courtesy of the Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism Kansas website.