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Kansas Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow and brown trout in Kansas lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Kansas

KS Trout Fishing Waters

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.

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Kansas Record Trout

Fly fishing reel for trout

The Kansas state record rainbow trout came from Lake Shawnee. The Kansas record brown trout was caught out of Kanopolis Reservoir Seep Stream.

Fishing for trout in Kansas

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

KS State Record: 15 lbs 11 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

KS State Record: 4 lbs 3 oz

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Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

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 Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, 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.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Kansas!