JCPRD offers 14 lakes and ponds and multiple streamway access points
throughout the county for public fishing. Rainbow trout are stocked
from fall through spring at both Shawnee Mission, Heritage Park and
Kill Creek Park lakes. Daily
creel and length limits are available for various fishing locations.
JCPRD fishing, boating and trout permits, and Kansas fishing licenses
are available for purchase at the Shawnee Mission Park Visitor Services, as well as the Johnson County locations of Dick’s
Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, and Bass Pro Shop. Visit our permits
page for more information.
JCPRD is dedicated to providing quality fishing opportunities to the
public through active research. JCPRD employees interview anglers
and create weekly fishing
reports throughout the season in an effort to increase angler
success. Creel studies and analysis help JCPRD better understand fishing
pressure and success rates on its lakes. The public may be approached
by a clerk asking for basic angling information from March to October
at any lake. Ongoing population surveys collect data on size and fish
growth, allowing JCPRD to set adequate creel limits.
Protecting water quality is key to providing outstanding fishing.
projects occur throughout JCPRD to reduce sediment load and pollutants
with retention ponds and wetlands. Bodies of water receive both large
and small fish habitat enhancements including recycled Christmas trees,
PVC structure, and aquatic vegetation management.
Rearing ponds located below the dam at Shawnee Mission Park are designed
to cost-effectively grow fingerling channel catfish for stocking in
the fall. Quality vendors are used to stock sport and game fish including
rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and red eared sunfish.
Aquatic Nuisance Species
aquatic plants and animals pose a serious threat to JCPRD's lakes
and others throughout the region. Signage
has been placed at all boat ramps in an effort to educate the public
regarding the negative impact these species can have on recreational
Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers By Always:
|• Cleaning your boat and equipment
|• Drain all water (livewells, bilge, bait buckets) before
|• Drying equipment for at least 5 days