Where to Go Fishing in Wichita with Kids
Looking for places to go fishing with kids in Wichita? First, make sure you’ve got all the basic necessities:
– Life Jacket
– Fishing Pole (usually children’s fishing poles come with the rod, reel and fishing line ready to go)
– Hook and Bait
– Bobbers and Sinkers
– Line Cutter (we used finger nail clippers)
Remember, you will need a license to fish. Below are the license requirements for fishing in Wichita.
Kansas License Requirements: Residents 16 through 74 who have been legal residents of the state for 60 days immediately prior to buying a license, must have a resident license in possession while fishing in Kansas. All non residents 16 and older must have a valid nonresident license to fish in Kansas (unless fishing on a private pond not leased for public fishing).
The first full weekend in June is typically FREE FISHING WEEKEND in Kansas! You don’t need to purchase a license on those days, but you do still need to abide by al lother fishing rules & regulations.
Where to Go Fishing in Wichita
Sedgwick County Park – 6501 W 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67205 – This park has multiple lakes to fish on. There is a four fish limit. Fishing docks are available.
Chisholm North Lake – 6232 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220 (This lake is on the North side of the Great Plains Nature Center. From K-96, take the Woodlawn exit, go North on Woodlawn and the lake is on the NW side of K-96 and Woodlawn intersection.) This is an excellent place to catch rainbow trout. If you’d like to fish from a canoe or kayak, they are allowed at this location.
Lake Afton – 24600 W. 39th St. S., Goddard, KS 67052 – This lake is home to a variety of fish including Large Mouth Bass, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish and some of the largest Flathead Catfish in the state.
O.J. Watson Park – 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217 – This park has two lakes where you can catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, wipers, crappie, grass carp, and hybrid sunfish.
Lake George: Andover Central Park – 1607 E. Central, Andover, KS 67002- Stocked with fish, this lake has over a mile of nature/walking trails winding around it, along with six handicap accessible fishing docks.
Derby High Park – 2801 E James St, Derby, KS 67037 – This six acre park is stocked with Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass.