Archive for Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shawnee Mission Park plans overnight fishing

May 19, 2009

The first of four overnight fishing opportunities planned at Shawnee Mission Park Lake during 2009 will take place May 30.

After 11 p.m. on that date, the park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. All park gates will be open, but access within the park will be limited to roads leading directly to the marina area.

Fishing will be allowed from the bank or from watercraft. State law requires a white light be on at all times on boats on the water after sunset.

Before fishing, area anglers ages 16 to 64 will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable.

District fishing permits are available at the JCPRD Registration Office, Building C, 6501 Antioch Road, in the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at numerous local bait and tackle shops.

This year’s other overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park are June 27, July 25 and Aug. 29.

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