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||Sizes Possible||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No report||Up to 12 inches||Summertime patterns are in place. Fish any deep brush you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-off. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs tipped with plastics.|
|Channel catfish||No report||Up to 5 lbs||Try prepared stink bait, punch bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try night crawlers. These fish will move shallower at night.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Summertime patterns are in place. Try bladed jigs and soft plastic around rocks, wood or vegetation. Topwater baits early morning and evening|
|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||Summertime patterns are in place. Walleye should be on the flats and points. Try small jigs with plastic swimbaits, wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits.|
Water temperatures should be dropping into the upper 60's.
All waters in the Dodge City District are currently open to fishing during this COVID-19 outbreak. Remember to utilize social distancing and avoid congregating at boat ramps.
We have not received any reports from anglers. 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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