5 Best Fishing Spots in Kansas

By Cindy Lockstone

5 Best Fishing Spots in Kansas

Kick back, relax, and enjoy a tranquil day of fishing in Kansas. The state is home to some first-rate fishing opportunities, from expansive reservoirs to sparkling and serene lakes. Whether you’re fishing for largemouth bass or catfish, you’re sure to find it at the five best fishing hole in Kansas. 

1. Larned Fishing Pond, Larned, KS

One of the best-stocked fishing holes in Kansas is the Larned Fishing Pond. When you fish here, you can expect to catch black crappie, bluegill, carp, channel catfish, or largemouth bass. Make sure to bring along a bucket for your catch! Be sure you have your Kansas fishing license, as well. 

2. Bone Creek Reservoir, Arma, KS

Bone Creek Reservoir is a young body of water recognized in 1996 when the Bone Creek Valley flooded to supply water for the residents of Crawford and Cherokee Counties. This fishing hole is stocked with largemouth bass, catfish, walleye, and crappie. 

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3. Gridley City Lake, Gridley, KS

Gridley City Lake is just north of Gridley and is home to an impressive fish management program. Kansas licensed fisherman may cast their hook into a fish population of sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, small mouth bass, walleye, and wiper.

4. Altamont City Lake & Idle Hour Lake, Altamont, KS

These two city lakes can provide any angler with a full day of fishing fun. These lakes have been cared for and attended to and will bring anyone who visits a comfortable, quiet place to enjoy a day by the water. Be sure you have your fishing license.  

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5. Sheridan State Fishing Lake, Hoxie, KS

In the covered hills of western Kansas, Sheridan State Fishing Lake is a great place to relax and fish near Hoxie. Fisherman can hook a bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, or a red ear sunfish from one of the lake’s floating piers. 

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