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TPWD District Fisheries Office

5325 North 3rd
Abilene, Texas 79603
(325) 692-0921
Michael Homer, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

  • Abilene Chamber of Commerce
    174 Cypress Street, Suite 200
    Abilene, TX 79601
    (325) 677-7241

Nearby State Parks

 

Kirby Lake

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics


Lake Characteristics

Location: On the south side of Abilene, just east of US 83
Surface area: 740 acres
Maximum depth: 16 feet
Impounded: 1928

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,786 ft. msl
Call (915) 692-0921 for current water level
Fluctuation: Variable
Normal Clarity: Red colored with visibility less than 12 inches

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Abilene
PO Box 60
Abilene, Texas 79604
(325) 676-6038

Aquatic Vegetation

Bulrushes

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

A contour map is available. Download the map or pick up a copy at the Abilene fisheries office, (325) 692-0921.

Fishing Regulations

This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass   yes    
Catfish       yes
Crappie   yes    
Sunfish     yes  
Fishing Cover/Structure

Willow trees and dead, flooded brush dominate. Ample rocky structure exists on the east bank and the dam. Some bulrushes provide cover on west side.

Tips & Tactics

Blue catfish appear to be concentrated off shore, while channel catfish fishing has been very good close to shore near flooded vegetation. For crappie, there are plenty of willow trees where anglers can dabble minnows, crappie jigs, or plastic worms.