February 15, 2012
In preparation for the opening day of fishing in Wyandotte County, the public is invited to view the delivery of 6,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the marina in Wyandotte County Lake Park.
The gates at Wyandotte County Lake and Pierson Park will open at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 3, to kick off the fishing season. Wyandotte County Lake will be stocked with Rainbow Trout and Channel Catfish; Pierson is stocked with Channel Catfish. Additional shipments of fish will arrive in March after opening day for a total of 16,000 pounds of trout and 17,500 pounds of channel catfish.
A Unified Government fishing permit and a Kansas Fishing License is required for Kansas residents age 16 and older or 64 and younger. All non-residents 16 and older are required to have the permit and the Kansas License. The permit and license can be purchased at the following locations: Wal-Mart on Parallel and in Bonner Springs, Cabela’s and Minnesota Bait.
Ice on the lakes could delay opening day. Call 913-573-8303 (#5) to check ice conditions on the lake. Lake hours are 6 a.m. to midnight opening day to Nov. 30. Boats require a Wyandotte County Boat Permit, and they need to be off the lake by 11 p.m. Visit wycokck.org/parks for more fishing and boating information.
Originally published at: http://www.basehorinfo.com/news/2012/feb/15/wyandotte-county-stock-lakes-month/