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 shallow. Try minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs around brush in 4-8 feet of water.|
|Channel catfish||No report||Up to 5 lbs||Try fishing on the sunny, windblown side of the lake. 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, small crankbaits and jerk baits around sunny banks and points later in the day.|
|Bluegill||No report||Up to 8 inches||Try small jigs, crickets or worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.|
|Walleye||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Try curl tail jigs or slim minnow type baits around the dam.|
Water temperatures should be in the high 40's to low 50's. Most fish should begin moving shallower, and feeding heavier, in preparation for spawning.
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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