Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower

Barber SFL
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area

NE Edge of Medicine Lodge

Kansas Department of WIldlife & Parks

Dodge City Office 620-227-8609

GPS Location: 37.29527 -98.57888

Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 51

Maximum Depth: 14 feet

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Redear Sunfish
Walleye 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/4/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass     Try jigs and finesse plastics in the afternoon.
Walleye     Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.
Crappie     Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Minnows or jigs are the best baits.
Channel catfish     Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. They tend to feed on the wind blown side of the lake.
General Comments

This is a generic winter fishing report.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  This site will be updated if a hot report is sent in. Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2015.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call theDodge 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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