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Trout stocking

JCPRD Trout Stocking scheduled for Oct. 22

It's time again to add 4,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout to three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes.
The stockings will take place Wednesday, Oct. 22, at each respective lake's boat ramp.

  • Kill Creek Park (11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe) will begin at 1:30 p.m.
  • Heritage Park (16050 Pflumm, Olathe) will begin at 2:30 p.m.
  • Shawnee Mission Park (7900 Renner Road, Shawnee) will begin at 3:45 p.m

Kill Creek and Heritage Parks will both be stocked with about 1,000 pounds of trout each and Shawnee Mission Park will be stocked with about 2,000 pounds of trout.

All three lakes will then be closed to fishing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Before fishing for trout in JCPRD waters, here's what you need to know:

  • Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license.
  • Johnson County residents ages 16 to 64 and non-county residents age 16 and older must have a JCPRD fishing permit.
  • All persons, regardless of age or residency must also possess a JCPRD trout permit. Trout permits are required whether you plan to keep your catch (up to a daily limit of four) or release the trout you catch.

Permits are available at the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road; and at numerous local retail outlets.
The district's rainbow trout program is entirely supported by funds collected through JCPRD fishing and trout permits.

For more information on this program, contact the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park at 9130-888-4713. The center is open seven days a week.