Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower Fishing Report -
Species Rating Sizes Possible Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Poor  Up to 12 inches Try jigs & minnows around brush and weeds in deeper water.  
Channel Catfish Fair  Most in the 1 lb. size range Fishing cut bait, frozen shrimp or stink bait lake wide.
Largemouth bass Poor to Fair Up to 4 lbs. Casting soft plastics or jerk baits in deeper water. 
Sunfish Poor to Fair  Up to 8 inches Worms under a bobber and small jigs fished vertically around brush.
Walleye Poor to Fair Up to 4 lbs Try using large crankbaits or jigs near flats and points.

Barber State Fishing Lake and all other public fishing waters in Pratt and Barber counties are now a part of the Cheney district. This district also includes Harper, Kingman, Reno, and Harvey counties. A Cheney District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southcentral Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. and click on Cheney Fishing District.

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 15 to Sept 15  Visit for more info; Tagged Fish - Channel Catfish, Black Bass, Crappie, Bluegill