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.
Love this post! We also enjoy taking our little man fishing! While it’s not the most relaxing activity for us, it’s totally worth it when we see how excited he gets with a fishy on his line.
P.S. You take the most beautiful pictures! I love how you can take the most ordinary candid shots to an extrordinary level.