Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower Fishing Information
NE Edge of Medicine Lodge
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Dodge City Office 620-227-8609
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No report||Up to 12 inches||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 prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting night crawlers off of points and flats.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Typical early spring patterns. Try jigs, grubs and slow rolled spinnerbaits.|
|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 be on the rocks around the dam. Try slim minnow type crank baits and jigs.|
This is a generic early spring fishing report. Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. This site will be updated if a hot report is sent in. Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2018.
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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