McConnell Air Force Base - Fishing

 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing on McConnell AFB is permitted provided anglers obtain and ca‚Äčrry on their person a McConnell AFB fishing permit and a State of Kansas fishing license.

Fishing is allowed at 4 sites -- the KANG pond and the 3 ponds in the Krueger Recreation Area, known as the "Windmill Pond," "Bee Tree Pond," and "Teardrop Pond". All fishing is catch-and-release only.

Register for a permit using mcconnell.isportsman.net/home.  Payment and printing of the permit are also via the i-Sportsman application. Payments are by credit card.  Sorry, there are no refunds.  

<--- KANG Pond

 

       Bee Tree Pond --->

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates From the Base Fish and Wildlife Biologist

+ results of the 2015 pond fishery survey show we have the following species on base: largemouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish, hybrid bluegill, white crappie, channel catfish

+ we stocked the bee tree and windmill ponds in April 2016 with largemouth bass, channel catfish, and hybrid bluegill

+ with the help of an Eagle Scout candidate from a local Boy Scout troop, we initiated a fish health study using pink, nylon tags called Floy Tags. We are in the process of tagging 25 fish for this long-term study.Tagged fish are found in the bee tree pond.

What to do if you catch a tagged fish:

(1) write down the tag number (2) get a length measurement (3) report information here: laura_mendenhall@fws.gov

Alternatively, you can write down the tag number, and then take a photo of the fish laying on or held up to a nearby landmark, e.g. the fish feeder, and send it here: laura_mendenhall@fws.gov

Thanks for being a part of our study!

Map of Fishing Ponds

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