Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower Fishing Information
NE Edge of Medicine Lodge
Kansas Department of WIldlife &amp; Parks
Dodge City Office 620-227-8609
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No report||Up to 9 inches||Crappie should be starting to move towards the shallows. Fish any brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.|
|Channel catfish||No report||Up to 5 lbs||Try fishing any areas of inflow from recent rains. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Try crankbaits and spinnerbaits half way back in spawning pockets, especially later in the day.|
|Bluegill||No report||Up to 8 inches||Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.|
|Walleye||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Walleye should soon be on points and flats. Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try wobble jigs or slab spoons.|
Fantastic rain once again this week has probably caused warm up to slow down but water temperatures should be in the upper 50's or low 60’s. Spawning by crappie and bass will be starting soon with bluegill soon to follow. To phone in a report, please call the Dodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609. Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.
Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!
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