Come watch as 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes in late October.
The fall stockings will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at each lake’s boat ramp. Stocking of about 1,000 pounds of trout at Kill Creek Park will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m., and stocking of about 2,000 pounds of trout at Shawnee Mission Park will begin at approximately 3:45 p.m. Following the stockings, both lakes will be closed to fishing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
The district’s rainbow trout program is totally funded by fees collected through JCPRD fishing and trout permits. Purchasing a permit allows anglers to collect a daily limit of four trout.
Before fishing for trout in district waters, anglers age 16 and older will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. 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. District fishing permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, at the Visitor Services counter in the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at local sporting goods outlets.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “fishing.”
Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. For more information on this program, please contact Visitor Services in the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park at (913) 888-4713.
Additional trout stockings in both lakes will take place in late February and mid-March, 2020.