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||Fair||Up to 12 inches||Crappie in the shallows starting to spawn. 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 jigs and soft plasticw worked slow for spawners around wood or vegetation.|
|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, but seem to be shallow in the reeds right now. Try wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits. You can also try or slab spoons.|
The bass are spawning and crappie are getting started as well. Saw lots of nice female bass on the beds while electrofishing this week.
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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