Fishing regulations

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Mo.Hick, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Does anyone know the regulations of fishing the Missouri river where you have Mo on one side and Ks on the other. I am from Mo. and have never fished the river in these areas but would like to. Do I have to have a Ks liscens if on the Ks side or just my Mo. liscens if I dont tie to the Ks bank and stay in the river.

    Thanks Tom
     
  2. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    I can not help you with that. But welcome to the BOC.
     

  3. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    You're good with the Missouri license fishing all along the border, and I'm pretty sure you can anchor on Kansas soil. I always carry both licenses so I won't have to worry about it.
     
  4. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    If you're planning on fishing downtown where you might end up on the Kaw, you'll need a KS license to fish the Kaw.
     
  5. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    Maybe this will help.

    FISHING ON THE MISSOURI RIVER

    In agreement with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has established special rules regarding that portion of the Missouri River that borders both Kansas and Missouri. These rules apply only to that portion of the Missouri River that creates a common boundary between Kansas and Missouri. All fish caught from the Missouri River Boundary Waters that are a size or number that is illegal to possess shall be released unrestricted to the water immediately. Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Alert – Asian Carp .

    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
    Anglers with either a valid Kansas or Missouri fishing license may fish any flowing portion and backwaters of the Missouri River and any oxbow lake through which the river flows.They may fish from and attach any legal fishing equipment to the land adjoining these waters. Limitations: Tributaries of the Missouri may not be fished without a valid fishing license from the state through which the tributary flows. If any law or regulation governing fishing in the Missouri River is different from the corresponding law or regulation in the state for which the angler has a license, the more restrictive state’s law or regulation will apply. Each angler must keep all legally caught fish restrained separately from any other angler. Bow and arrow or crossbow with a barbed head and a line attached are legal only from sunrise to midnight. Each angler may use three fishing lines. In addition, each angler may use one trotline with no more than 25 hooks OR eight setlines with no more than two hooks each.
     
  6. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    That brings up a good point - if you do find yourself on a tributary on the KS side you need an extra pole permit to run 3 rods. KS is two-rod limit. Or it was last summer when I got my KS stuff.
     
  7. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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  8. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Thanks everyone I do appreciate the info. I plan on fishing alot of different places on the river this year.

    Tom