Other items that were approved by the commission include:
‒ A regulation amendment prohibiting the take of channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish with bowfishing equipment in streams and rivers. Catfish can still be taken with bowfishing equipment in lakes and reservoirs that don’t have a length limit for any species of catfish.
‒ A 35-inch minimum length limit for blue catfish on Kanapolis River, a 10-inch minimum length limit on crappie at Glen Elder Reservoir and a 10-inch minimum length and 20-fish daily creel limit on crappie at Lovewell Reservoir.
‒ A regulation limiting the amount of paddlefish eggs that may be possessed to help limit poaching of paddlefish. The regulation also prohibits transporting a paddlefish carcass out of the state without first removing the entrails.
‒ Adding Coffeyville’s LeClere Lake and Eisenhower State Park Pond to the list of Type 1 Trout Waters that will be stocked by the state during the Nov. 1-April 15 trout season.
‒ The addition of a $50 Backcountry Access Pass for Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park.
‒ Setting Free Fishing Days for June 1-2, 2019, and a Free Park Entrance Day for May 4, 2019. Camping fees still apply during Free Park Entrance Days.
The next KWPT Commission meeting is set for Jan. 17, 2019, at the Foley Meeting Room on the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence.
KAW VALLEY EAGLES DAY ON TAP — The 23rd annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day is set to run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, 2019, at Billy Mills Middle School, 2734 Louisiana Street in Lawrence.
This free event, sponsored by the Clinton Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Jayhawk Audubon Society, will include informational booths, presentations, live critters on display, owl pellet dissections, a hike through the wetlands and eagle-viewing field trips.