|Fall Trout Stockings planned at two JCPRD lakes on Oct. 25|
Come watch as 3,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late October.
The fall stockings will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at each respective lake's boat ramp. Stocking of about 1,000 pounds of trout at Kill Creek Park will begin at 2:30 p.m., and stocking of about 2,000 pounds of trout at Shawnee Mission Park will begin at 3:45 p.m. Following the stockings, both lakes will be closed to fishing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Additional trout stockings in both lakes will take place in late February and mid-March, 2018.
The district's rainbow trout program is totally funded by funds 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, Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license. Additionally, 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; Visitor Services at the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road; and at numerous local retail outlets.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “fish stocking.”
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.