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Trout season starts at two lakes

February 24, 2021

A man fishingThe 2021 trout season has started at lakes in Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.

The season opening follows the stocking in late February of approximately 5,400 pounds of rainbow trout in the two lakes. Both parks are part of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District
(JCPRD).

While fishing, anglers are encouraged to observe physical distancing and COVID-safe practices at the lakes.

The two lakes will be closed to fishing again on March 19 when another 2,000 pounds of trout will be stocked.

Fishing will resume at 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 20. Before fishing for trout in district waters, anglers age 16 and older will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a JCPRD 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.

For more information, contact Visitors Services at Shawnee Mission Park at 913-888-4713. The building is open seven days a week.