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: 9/5/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs, crankbaits and slow rolled spinnerbaits.
Walleye No report No report 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 No report No report Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Minnows, or jigs, about 20 inches under a small bobber are pretty good.
Channel catfish No report No report 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

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!

Release all largemouth bass less than 15 inches and walleye less than 15 inches.

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.