The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday new shoreline access to Barbara Lake, which is about 30 miles north of Kenai. The lake has been stocked annually by the state with rainbow trout since 1980.
Among the infrastructure added to the site are educational signage, a gravel parking pad, a 300-foot path to the lake and a 3-by-12-foot shoreline fishing platform, according to a release from ADF&G.
“It’s a great lake for casting small spinners or using bait under a bobber while fishing from the platform,” the release says.
Bag and possession of rainbow trout in Barbara Lake is limited to five, only one of which can be 20 inches or greater in length. The annual limit for rainbow trout 20 inches or longer is two. Any retained fish that are longer than 20 inches must be immediately recorded on a harvest card or sport fishing license.
More information on access to Barbara Lake can be found at adfg.alaska.gov.