Guide To Great Trout Fishing Locations In Kansas
All about fishing for rainbow and brown trout in area lakes and streams.
Kansas has limited trout fishing. The only major lakes with a healthy population of trout are Cedar Bluff Lake, Kanopolis Lake, Lake Shawnee, Tuttle Creek Lake and Webster Reservoir. Visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks website for information regarding trout stocking in Kansas.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 15.72 lbs
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 4.62 lbs
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Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
Kansas State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from Kill Creek Park Lake.
The state record brown trout came from Kanopolis Reservoir Seep Stream.
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Additional trout fishing information
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Trout locations and info, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Kansas waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.