- Handfishing is allowed only in certain areas: the Arkansas River; the Kansas River, from its origin to the downstream confluence with the Missouri River; and all federal reservoirs, from 150 yards beyond the dam to the upstream end of federal property.
- A special permit ($27.50) is required for people of all ages in addition to a Kansas fishing license. Get yours at kshuntifishcamp.com.
- Anglers who are handfishing can’t use hooks, snorkeling or scuba gear, or any man-made device except a stringer. Man-made objects, such as barrels or tubs, can’t be used to attract fish, either.
- Reference the 2021 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary (page 10) for handfishing information.
The handfishing season is Kansas is open June 15th – August 31st.