Three-pole permit give Kansas anglers an edge

Increase your angling odds for only $6.50 per year

PRATT — If you had the opportunity to pay just $6.50 a year to increase your odds of catching fish on rod and reel — possibly by 30 percent or more — would you take it? Many anglers would, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offers just that opportunity with the three-pole permit. The permit is especially attractive to those who fish from the bank for channel catfish and other species using live or prepared bait and a tight line or bobber — or both.

Kansas fishing regulations restrict anglers to two rods with no more than two baited hooks (single or treble) or artificial lures per line. However, all anglers, regardless of age, may use a third rod with the purchase of an annual $6.50 three-pole permit. Whether fishing a river, pond, or lake, the three-pole permit gives the angler the advantage of spreading out baits to more areas. Find the hot spot, and you may want to put two lines there, leaving the third in a promising site while waiting for the action to move on. Whatever the approach, having more bait in more areas is bound to increase the chances of bringing home a full stringer.

This year, try KDWPT’s three-pole permit, available wherever licenses are sold, and increase your angling odds.

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