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#12249924 - 05/17/17 12:39 PM Abilene area fishing
Jiff7210 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 212
Loc: Wichita Falls TX
Hoping for some insight!

I am currently stationed in Wichita Falls but will be leaving in the next year. My wife wants to try and go to Abilene (Dyess AFB) for our next duty station. What is the fishing like in that area? And for those of you who live in Abilene is it a good place to live? Thanks for any input you can provide!
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#12250010 - 05/17/17 01:41 PM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1728
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Go North to Ft Phantom Hill.....throw a white spinnerbait along the dam rip rap...especially, if it's windy..you can walk all the way around to the boat ramp area, as well......as far as living in Abilene....I'd pick a suburb.....Wylie...Clyde...Buffalo Gap...Hamby....IMO

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#12250057 - 05/17/17 02:10 PM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 321
Loc: Wayland, TX
I live about 40 min away from Abilene.

Lake Fort Phantom is decent. It stays pretty stained but I've had some big ones from that lake.

Lake Cisco, Lake Leon, Brownwood, O.H. Ivie, aren't too far from Abilene.


As far as living goes, just depends on the part of town. Just about like every other place.


Thank you for your service, and best of luck.



Edited by LinkLowrance (05/17/17 02:12 PM)
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#12250350 - 05/17/17 05:17 PM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
Big hoss Offline
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Registered: 04/12/17
Posts: 11
Ft. Phantom is the closest decent bass lake to Abilene but a lot of pretty good places within an hour are so away like lake winters oak creek hords creek lake Coleman o h ivie and Hubbard creek to name a few Abilene is a pretty good place to live it's not much different then Wichita Falls !!

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#12250382 - 05/17/17 05:30 PM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Big hoss]
Dosser Online   content
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Lived in the area all my life, I agree with the suburbs being better places. In Abilene you have ft phantom and Kirby. Ft Phantom isn't bad and stays stained to muddy as previously mentioned. Kirby is usually loaded with people on the bank catfishing as it seems to be more geared towards that. Within an hour my favorites are Oak Creek, Leon and Coleman. Those three can have clarity up to 3-4' and you can fish any style you'd like at them
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#12251035 - 05/17/17 10:46 PM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
Rickmb Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 735
Loc: San Antonio
I used to catch some bass in the pond by the golf course when I lived there. It's between hole 8 and Texas drive.
It wasn't bad to take the kids to or a quick fix at lunch.
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#12251217 - 05/18/17 07:34 AM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
Jiff7210 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 212
Loc: Wichita Falls TX
Appreciate the input guys! Is there some tournament clubs in the area?
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#12251298 - 05/18/17 08:20 AM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
perrypogue Offline
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Registered: 03/20/09
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Loc: haskell tx
Yes, Stillwater Bass Club is very active

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#12252623 - 05/18/17 09:36 PM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
texwestern Offline
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 18
Oak creek is really starting to get good again. As far as Abilene goes it is growing. Lots of new homes being built. I am a realtor there. Shoot me a PM when you get close to heading that way.

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#12253088 - 05/19/17 09:13 AM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
Jiff7210 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 212
Loc: Wichita Falls TX
Sounds good guys. Abilene is where the wife wants to go because she has fallen in love with Texas. I just want to make sure I don't go somewhere without any fishing!
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#12254355 - 05/20/17 05:49 AM Re: Abilene area fishing [Re: Jiff7210]
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Registered: 01/15/10
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Originally Posted By: Jiff7210
Appreciate the input guys! Is there some tournament clubs in the area?


There are several clubs in Abilene.

Stillwater's
Arrow ford
Texins
Jim Ned
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