Fishing can be done by boat or from the bank. Any type of boats are allowed on Refuge waters. In winter, ice fishing is very popular. Trotlines are allowed as long as they are clearly marked. Several boat launches are available.Fishing for walleye, largemouth bass, black crappie, channel catfish, and other species is permitted in Kirwin Reservoir, the North Fork of the Solomon River, and Bow Creek. Anglers may fish from the shore year-round, and boats are allowed on the reservoir in specified locations. One or more boat ramps are available, depending on reservoir water levels.
Kirwin NWR is open to sport fishing in accordance with Kansas State Fishing Regulations, unless signs or buoys indicate otherwise.
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This majestic bird of prey can be observed all year at Kirwin. A nesting pair of bald eagles has resided at the Kiln for the past 3 years.