Anglers can have up to eight floatlines, special permit required.
Floatline fishing season is just two-months long, and open to only 12 select areas within the state, but for channel cat anglers looking to get an edge out in the water, this season is the highlight of summer.
Also referred to as jug fishing, floatline fishing consists of placing a floating device in the water that has been fitted with a line, hook, and weight. The float drifts freely, suspending the baited hook in the water. When the floating device, or jug, moves, you’ve got a bite.
In Kansas, floatline fishing is allowed from sunrise to sunset from July 15 through Sept. 15 at the following reservoirs: Council Grove, ElkCity, Fall River, Glen Elder, Hillsdale, John Redmond, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Pomona, Toronto, Tuttle Creek and Wilson.
Anglers are allowed up to eight floatlines, which must all be under immediate supervision of the angler, and removed from the water when fishing ceases.
All float material must be constructed only from plastic, wood, or foam and shall be a closed-cell construction, meaning a solid body incapable of containing water. A floatline permit is required and available for $2.50. For more information, visitwww.ksoutdoors.com and click “Fishing.”