Arkansas River - Kaw Wildlife Area
Arkansas River - Arkansas City
Arkansas River - Oxford City Park
Arkansas River - 21st St. Bridge, Wichita
Arkansas River - Lincoln St. Bridge, Wichita
Arkansas River - Six in Rice County sites (U.S. Park Service)
Chikaskia River - Drury Dam, 5 1/2 miles S of South Haven
Cottonwood River - Cottonwood Falls
Cottonwood River - Marion Reservoir Wildlife Area
Little Arkansas River - through Wichita
Neosho River - Council Grove Reservoir Wildlife Area
Walnut River - Arkansas City
Walnut River - Winfield



Fishing shall be permitted only in the following areas (excluding, of course, privately owned property within the generally described areas):

Little Arkansas River
Left and right banks (facing downstream) from Central Avenue to outflow into Arkansas River. Right bank (facing downstream) from Bitting Street to Forest Street.

Arkansas River
Left and right banks (facing downstream) within the city limits except the left bank (facing downstream) between Douglas Avenue and Lewis Street and the right bank (facing downstream) between Seneca Street and 500 feet south of Harry Street.

Note: Fishing from the following areas is prohibited:

Second Street Bridge
Douglas Avenue Bridge
Lewis Street Bridge
Nims Street Bridge
Murdock Street Bridge
Kellogg Overpass Bridge


About the Arkansas River (Arkansas River Coalition):
The Arkansas River is one of the most historically and economically important rivers in the United States. From 1820 to 1846, it was the boundary between the United States and Mexico. Native Americans hunted along its length and early explorers followed it westward. It dates back to the Pliocene epoch, has a length of 1,450 miles and is the longest tributary in the Missouri-Mississippi system, and is the 4th longest river in the United States.

The Arkansas River has three faces. It is first a wild mountain stream full of rapids and, in Colorado, provides some of the best white water rafting in the country. It was part of the old Santa Fe Trail through Kansas, where it becomes a typical braided prairie river meandering across the flatlands. As it moves south into Oklahoma and Arkansas, it becomes a significant river for barge traffic as well as for recreation. From there it travels through hardwood forests and empties into the Mississippi.

Other Area Fishing locations

Honestly, there are times when I could care less if I catch anything at all.
- Allen Morris Jones,
about fishing, in "Big Sky Journal"
(vol. VIII, p. 74)