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||Crappie should be starting to move out of deep water. Fish any brush ou 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 stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try night crawlers.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Try jigs and soft plastic later in the day around wood or vegetation.|
|Bluegill||No report||Up to 8 inches||Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush, the dam and rock piles.|
|Walleye||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Walleye should soon be on the rocks near the dam. Try small jigs with plastic swimbaits, wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits.|
Water temperatures are warming up and should be in the mid 40's. Most fish should be starting to feed in preparation to spawn. Go to the KDWPT Fisheries page on Facebook for a recent post about general spawning temperatures of fish in Kansas.
You may call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.
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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